Job opening: Housekeeping Aid Supervisor
Salary: $25 - 29 per hour
Published at: Jan 02 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Environmental Management Service (EMS) of the VA Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
The Housekeeping Aid Supervisor exercises technical and administrative supervision over subordinate workers in supporting and performing tasks (e.g., environment of care, textile distribution and training) associated with the EMS goals and objectives.
Major duties and responsibilities will include:
Assigning staff for duties on a daily and a project-by-project basis;
Coordinating work with supervisors of other services within the assigned area of jurisdiction so as not to interrupt patient care or other activities;
Cleaning all patient areas and corridor spaces throughout the medical center, operating rooms, and all other areas as assigned;
Ensuring the efficient and economical accomplishment of work assignments of subordinates within established policies and schedules;
Planning and scheduling daily and weekly assignments, taking into consideration the availability of personnel and equipment to meet established priorities;
Training staff to ensure the use of patient centered care principles in terms of customer service to patients, family members, and personnel;
Providing on-the job training for subordinates and new employees as individual needs dictate;
Keeping subordinates abreast of proper methods, procedures and uses of equipment and supplies;
Controlling the use of supplies and equipment to affect cost control within the unit;
Conducting in-use testing of equipment and/or supplies, providing feedback in regards to their observations;
Ensuring all safety regulations and procedures are observed and may on occasion be required to conduct training classes on specific safety issues;
Supervising the daily distribution of uniforms and textiles to the designated areas and persons and ensures record keeping is timely and accurate;
Approving leave requests for subordinates, counseling employees, and recommending disciplinary action to a higher-level supervisor whenever non-compliance with policy warrants;
Making formal appraisals of subordinates works performance and conduct;
Inspecting assigned areas to assure the timely accomplishment of employee assignments, sanitation levels are maintained, equipment properly cared for and that associated housekeeping objectives are accomplished in an expedient and timely manner;
Performing related duties as required.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm, OR 3:30pm to midnight
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid Supervisor/PD99911S
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Authorized
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Bargaining Unit: This is not a bargaining unit position
Probationary Period: This position has a 1-year probationary period.
This occupation is currently approved for a Veterans Health Administration enterprise-wide Critical Skills Incentive through 09/07/2024. Candidates may be eligible for a lump sum CSI for a pro-rated amount if onboard prior to the CSI expiration date. Eligible candidates will be required to sign a service agreement agreeing to an obligated service period and failure to complete the obligated service period may result in a debt for the unearned portion of the CSI.
The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- May serve a probationary period
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Selected candidate will be required to have a physical.
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWork Practices
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The position demands continuous walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, and pushing. The work requires the occasional use of heavy powered cleaning equipment (e.g., wall washers, industrial type buffers) weighing over 50 pounds. The duties necessitate considerable dexterity, hand, foot, and eye coordination, and concentration as well as visual acuity to see dirt, dust and debris.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed indoors with adequate heat, light, and ventilation. Some work may be performed outdoors where there may be exposed to varying degrees of heat and cold as well as inclement weather. PPE may be required in some circumstance as exposure to possible contagious diseases, blood and bloody secretion are inherent to this position. Care is required to avoid serious injuries (i.e., broken bones) when working on ladders, or when using 30-100-pound power equipment or handling hazardous materials.
- Address VA Nebraska-Western Iowa HCS - Omaha
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
- Name: Andrea McGuire
- Phone: 602-277-5551 X1738
- Email: [email protected]