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Advantage Living Center Southgate Maintenance Assistant in Southgate, Michigan

Overview

The Maintenance Worker/Assistant performs various duties to maintain a clean and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Maintenance services are provided in accordance with facility policies and procedures and in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations to enhance resident comfort and enhance the quality of life.

Supervisory Responsibilities: none

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year physical plant and equipment experience in an institutional environment. Vocational training in skilled trade or other relevant training preferred.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members. To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

Support Services:

  • Demonstrate competence in application of mechanical and technical concepts to facility plant repair and maintenance projects.

  • Able to maintain all essential mechanical, electrical and patient care equipment in safe operating condition.

  • Demonstrates sufficient knowledge of basic math to perform essential functions.

  • Technical knowledge and analytic ability to diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions.

  • Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact with facility staff and residents to answer questions and to make prompt efforts to resolve grievances.

  • Able to apply building and safety codes to facility situations and maintenance procedures and to establish criteria to assure that services provided meet acceptable standards of quality.

  • Carries out all duties in accord with the facility mission and philosophy.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions.

  • Appreciates the importance of maintaining confidentiality of resident and facility information in all interactions.

  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times in the care and use of resident and facility property.

  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster procedures of facility.

  • Sufficient mobility, and strength to move freely through the building, to assure resident safety at all times and to assist, transfer or otherwise move residents of facility out of danger in case of emergency.

  • Working knowledge and ability to comply with facility policies and procedures for workplace safety, including infection control procedures, application of universal precautions for blood borne pathogens, use of personal protective equipment and handling of hazardous materials.

  • Demonstrate ability to complete duties/projects within allotted time.

  • Able to respond to change productively and to handle additional tasks/projects as assigned. Able to respond to needs of facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Able to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others.

  • Conducts scheduled maintenance throughout physical plant and for all equipment.

  • Maintains and tests the emergency power system to ensure availability of power to all entrances, exits, fire detection alarms and extinguishing equipment, and life support systems in the event of electrical supplies are interrupted.

  • Maintains all essential equipment (e.g., boiler room equipment, nursing unit/medication room refrigerators, kitchen refrigerator/freezer, laundry equipment) in safe operating condition.

  • Tests facility hot water system on regular basis to evaluate water temperatures in essential locations of facility. Monitors for the acceptable range of temperatures and immediately starts repairs to eliminate hazards for facility residents, staff and others.

  • Inspects, tests, and maintains resent call system to ensure a functioning communication system from rooms, toilets and bathing facilities.

  • Inspects physical plant for signs of rodents or pests. In cooperation with Housekeeping Department, implements effective pest control system to eliminate any rodents and pests.

  • Maintains adequate and comfortable lighting levels, appropriate for tasks, without glare. Lighting supports independent functioning and task performance of residents.

  • Post signs to identify smoking and non-smoking areas.

  • Responds to emergency maintenance needs promptly.

  • Maintains furniture and equipment appropriate to individuals needs and abilities.

  • Completes documentation and record keeping of maintenance activities as requested.

  • Maintains current skills and knowledge through continuing education. Applies information to job responsibilities.

  • Participates in fire and disaster drills. In event of an emergency, carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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