The Housekeeping position is responsible for a variety of duties in the care and cleaning of patient's bedrooms, bathrooms, classrooms, dayrooms and other State buildings. Duties may include physically strenuous activities such as moving furniture, operating heavy cleaning equipment and delivering large quantities of housekeeping supplies. Work is performed under close supervision, guided by a daily schedule for general assignments. Work is reviewed through inspections and frequent consultation with supervisory personnel. Examples of duties performed are: clean showers, commodes, and lavatories daily; wash beds, bedside tables and other furniture as needed; wash windows, screens and blinds; wash walls; push heavy carts of laundry to the central linen room; move heavy furniture from wall and clean behind furniture; collect and remove trash. The work schedule will be 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and/or 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm and weekends and holidays as assigned.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. DHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families.
A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery
Cherry Hospital (CH) is a State-of-the-Art psychiatric hospital located in a beautiful rural area of Goldsboro, NC. Although rural, Cherry Hospital is convenient to the Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham) and the coastal region of the state. It is about an hour's drive to the heart of Raleigh or the beautiful coastal town of New Bern.
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources.
Cherry Hospital serves the 38 most eastern counties of North Carolina with a mission to serve those with the greatest need and the fewest resources. In earnest efforts to follow our mission, we strive to create a healing environment in which every team member has opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we serve. Learn more about our facility at: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf/cherry-hospital.
In addition to a very competitive salary, this opportunity offers an excellent benefits package, loan repayment opportunities, employment stability and rewarding professional opportunities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
General knowledge of cleaning procedures.
Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors.
Must be able to visually inspect work area to assure it has been cleaned.
Must be able to walk and stand on feet for long periods of time.
Physical requirements include walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Work assigned will require standing on a ladder to wash windows.
Ability to work around patients and be people oriented.
Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Education and/or experience in housekeeping work that is directly related to the job.