Kassie Chisholm

General Worker (Housekeeping/Laundry), Supervisor

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POSITION: General Worker (Housekeeping/Laundry), Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Environmental
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Environmental & Food Services

Scope of Position

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the General Worker (Laundry) – Supervisor assists the Director of Environmental Services in the day to day supervision of staff, including assignment of staff and the arranging for replacement when required. Under the direction of the Director, the supervisor co-ordinates and support all relevant activities of Environmental Services. When required, the Supervisor provides general housekeeping &/or laundry services to maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment for the Home. As an employee of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home, he/she has a responsibility to be involved in providing a stimulating environment for the residents. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the Supervisor serves as a positive role model; as a partner in the provision of care and support of our residents, and represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.

Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Understands that the Resident and family are central to all departmental activities, services and decisions

  2. Establishes and maintains working relationships and performs all work in keeping with the Mission, Vision, Values and philosophy of resident centered care of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home

  3. To promote and maintain the safety of Residents, staff, and visitors as a strategic priority for the home at all times.

  4. Work as a team with other departments in the Home.

  5. Attend monthly Department meetings and serve on other committees as required.

  6. Assist in training of new staff.

  7. Ability to organize and complete assigned workloads.

  8. Work under constant interruptions in daily work routines.

  9. Knowledge of the safe use of all department equipment.

  10. Report necessary repairs to Director.

  11. Assist Director in evaluating new equipment and chemical products.

  12. Attend and participate in education in-services, workshops, seminars, etc.

  13. Familiar with Department Policy and Procedure Manual.

  14. Annual in-servicing of WHMIS and Emergency Plan (Fire).

  15. Perform other related duties as requested by Director.

  16. Completes payroll.

  17. Room checks – Day to Day with staff.

  18. Sick call-ins, replacements.

  19. Order & deliver supplies – housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, nursing

  20. Attend committee meetings.

  21. Complete Day to Day purchase orders.

  22. Housekeeping checklists on a monthly review.

  23. Laundry – linen count when needed.

  24. Keep all forms updated, WHMIS, supply lists, etc.

  25. Listen to family/staff concerns.

Education, Training, and Experience

Good physical health (physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend; ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs)

Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive tasks, and ability to work in a warm congested area.

Grade 12 Education, minimum 2-5 years experience in housekeeping and laundry in a health care facility. Experience in supervision in a health care facility preferred but not required.

Key Competencies

  • attention to detail
  • customer focus
  • reliability
  • listening skills
  • adaptability
  • planning and organizing
  • team work
  • integrity
  • honesty
  • high energy levels

Heavy Duty Worker (Laundry) / Washer Person

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POSITION: Heavy Duty Worker (Laundry)/Washer Person
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Environmental & Food Services

Scope of Position

Reporting to the Director of Environmental& Food Services, the Heavy Duty Worker (Laundry)/Washer Person is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the heavy laundry equipment in the cleaning of all types of linens, clothes, etc. As an employee of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home, he/she has a responsibility to be involved in providing a stimulating environment for the residents. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the Supervisor serves as a positive role model; as a partner in the provision of care and support of our residents, and represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.

Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Understands that the Resident and family are central to all departmental activities, services and decisions
  2. Establishes and maintains working relationships and performs all work in keeping with the Mission, Vision, Values and philosophy of resident centered care of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home
  3. To promote and maintain the safety of residents, staff, and visitors as a strategic priority for the home at all times.
  4. Work as a team with other departments in the Home.
  5. Attend monthly Department meetings and serve on other committees as required.
  6. Assist in training of new staff.
  7. Ability to organize and complete assigned workloads.
  8. Work under constant interruptions in daily work routines.
  9. Knowledge of the safe use of all department equipment.
  10. Report necessary repairs to Director or Supervisor.
  11. Assist Director or Supervisor in evaluating new equipment and chemical products.
  12. Attend and participate in education in-services, workshops, seminars, etc.
  13. Pick up and sort soiled linen from all units and take to laundry area
  14. Collect and sort all Resident clothes.
  15. Operate washers and dryers.
  16. Responsible for supply list on weekly basis.
  17. Remove waste from soiled linen area.
  18. Remove lint from dryers every day.
  19. Mops floors in Laundry area daily.
  20. Fills and empties washers.
  21. Knowledgeable of the safe use of equipment and cleaning chemicals used in the laundry.
  22. Know the location of switches to shut down laundry equipment in emergency situations.
  23. Knowledgeable in the proper and safe cleaning of various materials/fabrics.
  24. Cleans isolation wash by following necessary guidelines.
  25. Cleans items such as bedspreads, pillows, comforters, curtains as needed.
  26. Be familiar with Department Policy and Procedure Manual.
  27. Annual in-servicing of WHMIS and Emergency Plan (Fire).
  28. Perform other related duties as required by the Director or Supervisor.

Education, Training and Experience

Good physical health, ability to work independently and with others, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive tasks.

Grade 12 Education, experience in laundry preferred, but not required.

General Worker (Housekeeping)

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POSITION: General Worker (Housekeeping)
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Environmental & Food Services

Scope of Position

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the General Worker provides general housekeeping services to maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment for the Home. As an employee of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home he/she has a responsibility to be involved in providing a stimulating environment for the residents. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the General Worker serves as a positive role model; as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, and represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.

Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Understands that the Resident and family are central to all departmental activities, services and decisions
  2. Establishes and maintains working relationships and performs all work in keeping with the Mission, Vision, Values and philosophy of resident centered care of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home
  3. To promote and maintain the safety of Residents, staff, and visitors as a strategic priority for the home at all times.
  4. Work as a team with other departments in the Home.
  5. Attend monthly Department meetings and serve on other committees as required.
  6. Assist in training of new staff.
  7. Ability to organize and complete assigned workloads.
  8. Work under constant interruptions in daily work routines.
  9. Knowledge of the safe use of all department equipment.
  10. Report necessary repairs to Director of ES or Supervisor.
  11. Assist Director or Supervisor in evaluating new equipment and chemical products.
  12. Attend and participate in education in-services, workshops, seminars, etc.
  13. Participates with multidisciplinary meetings for residents in their working unit.
  14. General cleaning of specific areas such as Resident rooms, washrooms,common areas.dining rooms,hallways and offices.
  15. Dry and damp mop floors and vacuum carpets.
  16. Wash and dust beds, furnishings, utensils, and equipment as per established procedures.
  17. Waste collection in all areas of home or Manor.
  18. Clean elevators, doors, walls, and floors.
  19. Houseclean all rooms and do high dusting with use of a ladder.
  20. Knowledge of how to operate all housekeeping equipment, i.e., auto scrubber, side-to-side, and other related equipment.
  21. Replenish supplies in the work area on a weekly basis.
  22. Keep janitor closets clean and tidy.
  23. Use proper care when using all department equipment and keep clean.
  24. When a Resident is deceased or discharged – responsible to pack and label all of the Residents’ belongings for family pick up. The room then is given a final cleaning in preparation for a new admission.
  25. Deliver all Residents personal clothing daily
  26. Cleans isolation rooms as per guidelines.
  27. Familiar with Department Policy and Procedure Manual.
  28. Annual in-servicing on WHMIS and Emergency Plan (Fire).
  29. Perform other related duties as required by the Director or Supervisor.
  30. Assist in the transportation or removal of furniture or equipment as necessary.
  31. Keep walkways clean from litter, snow, etc. (R.K. & Manor).
  32. Transport laundry and Lab work to St. Martha’s Hospital twice daily and provide other transportation and pickup services as requested with Nursing Home vehicle.

Education, Training, and Experience

Good physical health (physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend; ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs)

Ability to work independently and with others, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive tasks.

Grade 12 Education, experience in housekeeping or laundry preferred, but not required.

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focus
  • Reliability
  • Listening skills
  • Adaptability
  • Planning and organizing
  • Team work
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • High energy levels

RK launches 1,000 Hours Project

The RK MacDonald Nursing Home and their 1,000 Hours project was recently featured in the The Casket.

“MacDonald said it is about residents keeping close to the community. It is about maintaining a connection,” she added. Noting there are 137 residents, MacDonald described the RK as a “big house, which is always open to visitors.”

You can read the full article here on the The Casket’s website.