Sabal Palms Health Care Center
  • Largo, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description


Director of Housekeeping



Reports to:

Executive Director




The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state,  and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

Housekeeping Functions

  1. Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Housekeeping Department, its programs and activities.
  2. Review the department's policies, procedure manuals and make recommendations to the Executive Director. Interpret department's policies and procedures to employees, residents, visitors, government agencies, etc.
  3. Coordinate services and activities with other related departments (i.e., Dietary, Nursing, etc.).
  4. Inspect storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control.
  5. Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies. Review and develop a plan of correction for housekeeping deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such to the Executive Director.
  6. Meet with personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, and assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.

Personnel Functions

  1. Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of housekeeping personnel.
  2. Schedule department work hours (including vacation and holiday schedules), personnel, work assignments, cleaning schedules, etc., to expedite work.
  3. Assist in staff development. Formally and informally monitor performance personnel and ensure adjustments/corrections are made by using coaching, counseling, and discipline methods.  Work with the Executive Director to resolve staff performance issues including those that may lead to termination.
  4. Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, scheduling, etc., of inservice training classes, onthejob training and orientation programs for maintenance personnel.

Safety and Sanitation

  1. Ensure that housekeeping personnel follow established safety regulations at all times including the use of equipment and supplies.
  2. Ensure that supplies, equipment, etc., are maintained to provide a safe and comfortable environment.
  3. Obtain and maintain material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for hazardous chemicals in the department. Ensure that containers of hazardous chemicals in the department are properly labeled and stored.  Ensure that all personnel are trained to use labels and MSDSs to recognize hazards and to follow appropriate protective measures.
  4. Develop, maintain, and implement infection control, disposal policies, and universal precautions policies and procedures to assure that a sanitary environment is maintained at all times and that aseptic and isolation techniques are followed by all personnel.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism. Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, and emotionally upset people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Education and Experience

Prefer experience in a supervisor capacity in a hospital or other related industry.

Must be knowledgeable of housekeeping practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations and guidelines governing housekeeping functions in the long term care facility.



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