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Under supervision, to do routine work involved in the operation of a unit in a State hospital for the developmentally disabled and/or mentally disabled; and to do other related work.
Positions in the class of Hospital Worker are normally assigned a variety of tasks related to the general housekeeping and maintenance of a safe therapeutic environment of a hospital unit as distinguished from licensed patient care and treatment functions performed by the regularly assigned unit nursing services personnel. In addition, Hospital Workers may be routinely called upon to assist nursing services by carrying out such patient care tasks as bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting and maintaining a safe therapeutic environment for patients/residents.
Performs routine housekeeping tasks such as sweeping, mopping and waxing floors, washing walls and windows, cleaning bathrooms and lavatories; cleans, dusts, and polishes furniture, fixtures, and woodwork; operates scrubbers, buffers, waxers, and other equipment and machinery; empties and cleans waste receptacles; assists in moving and arranging furniture and equipment; handles cleaning and housekeeping supplies; receives, counts, folds, stores, and issues clean linen and clothing; handles and sorts soiled linen and clothing; changes bed linen and makes and washes beds; marks, mends and irons clothing; operates clothes washers and dryers; transports food carts to and from unit; cleans tables and dirty dishes; operates dishwashers; disposes of garbage; assists in the unit dining room as needed; assists nursing services personnel in bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting, and implementing behavioral, developmental and social training programs of patients/residents; escorts selected patients/residents to and from unit; empties bedpans; runs off-unit errands; assists on the unit as needed.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level appropriate to the classification; follow instructions.
Willingness to follow strict instructions; cheerfulness; patience; acceptance of patients; willingness to perform routine, repetitive, and frequently disagreeable tasks; tact; emotional stability; alertness, good judgment; ability to be a teamworker; adjustable to sudden changes in assignments; and neat personal appearance.
Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug screening test. Testing of current employees who are applicants in an examination or who are transferring is permitted only if the person does not have a current appointment to a class for which drug testing is a requirement.