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Housekeeping Associate

Company: Edward-Elmhurst Health
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under general supervision and according to established procedures and infectious control policies, cleans and sanitizes patient, visitor and staff areas within the hospital system in order to maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment. CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY: It is the obligation of each employee of Edward - Elmhurst Health to abide by and promote the mission and values of the System to ensure that excellent services are delivered with compassion. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following duties and responsibilities are all essential job functions, as defined by the ADA, except those that begin with the word "May.")

  • Safely performs the following housekeeping duties according to established policies and procedures:
  • Requests and receives cleaning equipment and supplies such as mops, buckets, electric buffer, vacuum cleaner, rags, disinfectants, etc. from Housekeeping supply room.
  • Loads hand pushed utility cart with supplies and equipment, and pushes cart and/or equipment to assigned work area.
  • Cleans and sanitizes assigned patient, visitor, and staff areas of the hospital according to set standards.
  • Cleans and sanitizes patient rooms upon discharge following infectious control guidelines regarding chemicals, protective equipment and types of precautions.
  • Dries and wet mops hard surface floors throughout the hospital routinely and, immediately in the case of spills, in order to ensure patient, visitor, and staff safety.
  • Performs service tasks such as cleaning spills, washing windows and other glass surfaces, making patient beds and dusting surfaces.
  • Washes, scrubs and disinfects walls, windows and doors and, when necessary, determines method of removing stains using a variety of cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Uses chemical, cleaning supplies and equipment in an appropriate manner and in accordance with set standards.
  • Moves beds, equipment, and other furniture using hand carts, dollies and tug machines.
  • Gathers and transports trash and linen to appropriate disposal locations.
  • Restocks linen and supplies daily and as needed.
  • Strips, waxes and uses auto-scrubber and rotary scrubber machines to scrub hard surface floors.
  • Performs carpet extraction and carpet cleaning.
  • Prepares conference rooms with tables and chairs according to specified configuration.
  • Maintains log of cleaning duties performed, indicating location and pertinent information.
  • Based upon experience and training may be required to perform more specialized tasks to ensure maintenance of the building appearance and cleanliness, such as cleaning operating or birthing rooms requiring knowledge of advanced housekeeping and sterile methods and techniques. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Required Education and/or experience:
  • Ability to read, to exchange information with patients and others, and do basic arithmetic

Keywords: Edward-Elmhurst Health, Elmhurst , Housekeeping Associate, Hospitality & Tourism , Elmhurst, Illinois

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