Performs routine manual housekeeping work cleaning areas within a DUHS entity.
Empty trash. Clean, mop, scrub, sweep or vacuum floors, stairways, and halls. Clean, wash, dust, or polish hardware, brass, furniture, mirrors, bedside lighting fixtures, vents, radiators, and exteriors of cabinets and equipment. Clean patient rooms and/or offices thoroughly by mopping floors, washing furniture, scrubbing plastic cushions, frames and cleaning and washing bathroom fixtures and walls. Clean drinking fountains, ice-making machines and sand urns; clean blinds with damp cloth or vacuum. Report repairs needed to supervisors including broken or cracked window panes, leaky faucets, toilets, loose tiles, broken blinds and damaged furniture. Follow all universal precautions, blood borne pathogen procedures and use personal protective equipment as needed while cleaning patient care areas. May dust mop, wax and buff floors and shampoos carpets. May be required to perform 'Seven Step' cleaning of all surgical areas, wall cleaning, machine scrubbing of floors (no finish) and related tasks with particular attention to specialized needs in the surgical area. Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of basic housekeeping and cleaning procedures Ability to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and odor control in work area Ability to read, write and follow direct written and oral instructions Ability to integrate age-appropriate response to the specific needs of the patient and visitor Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees