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Room Attendant

University of Maryland Medical System Baltimore Full-Time
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What You Will Do:

Under direct supervision, performs cleaning and disinfecting services within an area, location or building. Takes appropriate and necessary precautions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and other associates in accordance with standards set forth by The Joint Commission, OSHA and other regulatory agencies. Fulfillment of the job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas. Fulfillment of the job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas. 

Responsibilities/Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  • Performs cleaning and disinfecting of patient rooms that may include vacuuming, high and low dusting, bed making and stripping, and removal of general and hazardous waste.
  • Cleans discharge areas, medical wards, utility rooms, galleys, treatment rooms, operating rooms, offices, medical supply rooms and restrooms in patient care areas following proper infection control procedures.
  • Cleans and disinfects isolation rooms according to hospital policy.
  • Performs general cleaning in public areas such as hallways, offices, elevators and stairwells.
  • Adheres to all departmental sanitation procedures.
  • Adheres to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment. Maintains knowledge and complies with all The Joint Commission, OSHA and other local, state and federal government regulations.
  • Provides hospitable service and follows service recovery principles daily and consistently.
  • Must adhere to the policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and other HIPPA requirements.
  • Recognizes and adopts activities appropriate to the specific needs of the patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of patient/resident population.
    • Communicates with older adults by demonstrating respect for their age and life experience by allowing appropriate time for response and speaking directly and distinctly using appropriate pace. Communicates with adolescents by encouraging questions and respecting privacy.
    • Provides a safe environment by keeping hallways and doorways free of clutter and debris.


What You Need to Be Successful:

Previous experience in Housekeeping or other service industry
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 

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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond.

UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.

The Medical System generates nearly $3.5 billion in economic activity in Maryland. It has 15,000 employees, approximately 2,300 licensed beds, 115,000 annual patient admissions and gross patient revenues of $2 billion.

Member Hospitals

The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are:

    University of Maryland Medical Center- One of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals, this 816-bed facility -- located in downtown Baltimore -- is home to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the University of Maryland Children's Hospital and the University of Maryland Division of Transplantation.

    University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus - This 208-bed teaching hospital offers a full spectrum of health care for more than 110,000 people annually. University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus has been providing superior and accessible community health care in West Baltimore and Midtown for more than a century.

    Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital - This 102-bed pediatric and rehabilitation hospital, located in northwest Baltimore, provides specialty medical care to infants and children with complex medical needs.

   UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center - This 319-bed community hospital, located between Baltimore and Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, offers a wide variety of services and was recently named a "Top 100" hospital for intensive care outcomes by Thomson Reuters.

    UM Charles Regional Medical Center - Located in La Plata, Maryland, this 110-bed community hospital, along with an Ambulatory Surgery Center and OB/GYN Centers in Waldorf and La Plata, serve patients in Charles County and the surrounding areas of southern Maryland.

    UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Institute - This 141-bed facility (formerly Kernan Hospital), located in Woodlawn, is the state's largest rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital serving both adults and children. It also houses the University of Maryland Complementary Medicine Program.

   UM St. Joseph Medical Center - This 232-bed nonprofit, regional medical center, located in Towson, Md., became a part of the University of Maryland Medical System on December 1, 2012. It features institutes for heart, cancer and orthopaedic care, and offers a full range of clinical diagnostic and treatment services.

   UM Shore Regional Health - Shore Health System became UM Shore Regional Health on July 1, 2013, and consists of the following facilities: UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester and UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, as well as the UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

   Upper Chesapeake Health System - In July 2009, UMMS announced a strategic affiliation with Upper Chesapeake Health System that is expected to lead to a full merger. Upper Chesapeake Health includes Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. The leading health care system and largest private employer in Harford County, Upper Chesapeake Health offers a broad range of healthcare services, technology, and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland.

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