NWITC Housekeeper 1


Northwest Indian Treatment Center Inpatient Facility

Reports To
Treatment Director, Stephanie Tompkins

FLSA Status

TS Range

Prepared By
Astrid Poste, Staffing Specialist

Approved By
Stephanie Tompkins, Director

Opening Date
October 28, 2011

Closing Date
Continuously open to develop a pool of qualified applicants

Performs a variety of duties to maintain a clean, sanitary, safe, attractive and orderly environment for patients, guests and staff. Responsible for ordering supplies, furniture and equipment for housekeeping needs. Obtain bids from approved vendors to ensure best price for quantity and service. Participates in quality assurance activities to ensure cleanliness and safety standards are met as per Department of Health (DOH) regulations, to assure safety and health of patients and staff.

(Other duties may be assigned).

Clean and sanitize patient rooms, common areas, restrooms, sinks, toilettes and showers, dining room, kitchen, food storage areas and appliances, offices, laundry, food storage areas furniture, lamps, window sills, shelves, walls, ceilings, floors, mirrors, and draperies.

Pick up small trash, cigarette butts and cleans up spillage and breakage.

Reports needed repairs and any other health or safety condition concerns to Treatment Director or Maintenance Manager.

Clean and store equipment used in housekeeping duties as per DOH regulations and NWITC procedures.

Organize furniture and. removes, trash, linens and equipment as needed.

Wash store and supply sheets and towels to patients.
Transport patients to appointments.

Pick up/deliver medications, craft supplies, food orders and equipment as needed.

Kitchen cleaning duty to include disinfecting floors, and drains and occasionally washing pots and pans.

Participates in the development of policies to meet DOH regulations.

Assures DOH regulations are met consistently in housekeeping standards and evaluations.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma or GED and relevant experience OR 2 years of relevant experience. Experience working with Native Americans is preferred.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must have a current, valid Washington State Driver’s License and be insurable as per Tribal standards. The successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check and must not have been convicted of a felony within the past five years.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds, frequently lift up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift more than 100 pounds. This position also requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration; and must occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, and work in outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), and run the risk of electrical shock. The noise level of this position is moderate.

This position requires the use of cleaning products that may contain caustic chemicals. Employees are required to use vinyl or latex gloves and eye protection when using cleaning products. The noise level and vibration is associated with operating vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers and motor vehicles.

Knowledge of industry recommended cleaning methods is desirable. The job requires the ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team. Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of employment. The employee must deal courteously with public, patients and staff. Applicants who have been a patient of the NWITC programs must have completed services for a minimum of six months and should have six months of sustained recovery

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.