Hospitals may be places where diseases and illnesses are cured, but they can be breeding grounds for illnesses and diseases too if they are not kept clean and sanitized on a constant basis.
The primary reason for hiring a hospital cleaning supervisor is to ensure that all cleanliness and sanitization issues are handled properly and in a time-efficient manner.
It is important for a hospital cleaning supervisor to possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent if he or she wants to work in this capacity.
Experience in a janitorial role goes a long way in convincing hiring managers to choose an individual to hire.
A hospital cleaning supervisor must know everything there is to know about cleaning work, including safe ways of disposing of hospital waste.
As a cleaning supervisor in a hospital setting, you will need to be on your feet constantly, if you want to ensure a good standard of cleaning and maintenance. Some of the important duties of a hospital cleaning supervisor include:
Hospital Cleaning Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities
• Create schedules for custodial staff to follow on a daily basis and ensure that they are followed properly.
• Provide cleaners with supplies and equipment, such as clothes, disinfectants, washing agents, and mops to assist them in their cleaning endeavors.
• Oversee cleaning work done by the crew to ensure that it has been done to standard and according to procedures.
• Interview, hire and train cleaning crew members to ensure that all rotating shifts are full.
• Create and maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment, and ensure appropriate liaison with vendors to ensure prompt delivery of both.
• Ensure that all chemical and hospital waste is properly disposed of by following set procedures and protocols of the hospital.
• Oversee the disinfection and cleaning of hospital areas, including rooms, bathrooms, lobbies, and doctors’ offices.
• Keep abreast of equipment repair or supplies replenishment needs and ensure that they are timely fulfilled.
• Ensure that custodial staff members actively clean and turn patients’ mattresses, and change linen on a daily basis.
• Oversee the work of housekeeping staff, specifically laundry staff members to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of clean linen to rooms and wards.
• Address patients’ or families’ complaints and ensure a quick resolution to ensure their satisfaction.