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Mason Point

Job Summary: The Environmental Supervisor is responsible for maintaining the facility and grounds in a clean, safe, comfortable, sanitary condition.  He/she insures that furnishings, fixtures, equipment, buildings and grounds are in good repair, are adequately supplied and accessible to the residents at all times.  These responsibilities are accomplished through proper operation or maintenance, housekeeping and laundry.

Qualifications:

  1. Be of legal working age
  2. Be able to read and follow written directions
  3. Be able to communicate with residents and co-workers in English
  4. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  5. Work overtime is necessary
  6. General knowledge and understanding of state and federal regulations as they pertain to long term care

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain equipment, emergency systems, building and grounds, mechanicals, plumbing and electrical in a safe, efficient operation
  2. Maintain resident and facility furniture, fixtures and other items in a neat, safe and sanitary condition
  3. Responsible for knowing Local, State and Federal regulations which pertain to the department and keeping up on the latest changes to the regulations.
  4. Order all supplies necessary for the proper and efficient running of the department making sure to remain within budget at all times
  5. Make sure that all supplies are stored properly and steps are taken to avoid theft.
  6. Assist the housekeeping staff in proper implementation of policies, procedures, equipment, supplies, etc.
  7. Manage department employees including hiring, training, in-servicing and discipline.
  8. Prepare a work schedule that will enable all functions of the department to be carried out within the allotted hours.  All overtime must be approved by the Administrator.
  9. Schedule department work hours (including vacation and holiday schedules), personnel, work assignments, cleaning schedules, etc., to expedite work
  10. Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of housekeeping personnel are on duty at all times
  11. Works shifts for staff in order to fill vacancies due to call-offs or to decrease excessive overtime within department
  12. Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel
  13. Assist the staff in proper implementation of policies, procedures, equipment, supplies, etc.
  14. Implements a work order system, follows up on work orders and insures they are complete
  15. Assist in identifying, evaluation and classifying routine and job related functions to ensure that housekeeping tasks involving potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded
  16. Inspect storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control
  17. Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and conferences as required
  18. Ensure that housekeeping personnel follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies at all times
  19. Ensure that all personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies when lifting or moving heavy objects
  20. Ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean and safe manner for resident comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained and operable to perform necessary duties and services
  21. Ensure that current material safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals used by the housekeeping departments are on file and accessible
  22. Ensure that containers of hazardous chemicals in the department are properly labeled and stored
  23. Ensure that all personnel are trained to use labels and MSDS’s to recognize hazards and to follow appropriate protective measures
  24. Implement infection control and universal precautions to assure that a sanitary environment is maintained at all times and that aseptic and isolation techniques are followed by all housekeeping personnel
  25. Ensure that all personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids or hazardous chemicals participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing such tasks
  26. Ensure that personnel follow established handwashing procedures
  27. Ensure that personnel follow established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious waste
  28. Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility’s established policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents
  29. Monitor housekeeping procedures to ensure that supplies are used in an efficient manner to avoid waste
  30. Check all equipment for proper functioning and safety
  31. Ensure that equipment contaminated with blood or other infectious waste is properly labeled/tagged before being sent for repair or decontamination
  32. Maintain confidentiality of all resident information
  33. Ensure that the residents’ personal and property rights are followed by housekeeping personnel at all times
  34. Ensure that personnel inform residents when it is necessary to move personal possessions (i.e. cleaning, stripping floors, etc.)
  35. Review complaints and grievances made by personnel, residents, family members or visitors and make oral/written report to the Administrator
  36. Other duties as assigned by the Administrator