Job details

Salary: $16 an hour


 The primary purpose is to perform the day-to-day activities of the housekeeping department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing the community, and to assure the community is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.

 The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.


 Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred

 Experience: One year experience in a healthcare facility preferred

 Job Knowledge: Ability to read, write and speak English; follow instructions; deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family member and visitors; properly use supplies and maintain equipment; maintain appearance of housekeeping area in a safe, clean and comfortable manner; work harmoniously with other personnel; possess ability to seek new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into housekeeping practices; able to follow written and oral instructions concerning mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instruction, etc.

 Standards: Health Department Standards

Other: A caring attitude with sincere concern for the elderly


  • Perform assigned day-to-day housekeeping functions
  • Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments and established housekeeping procedures
  • Assure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive manner
  • Follow established infection control practices when performing housekeeping tasks
  • Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and using equipment and supplies
  • Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc. in resident rooms and recreational areas daily as instructed
  • Clean, wash, sanitize and/or polish bathroom fixtures
  • Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms and entrance/exit ways
  • Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc.
  • Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, disinfecting, etc.
  • Clean walls and ceiling by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.
  • Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc. from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions
  • Clean hallways, stairways and elevators
  • Discard waste/trash into proper container and reline trash receptacles with plastic liner
  • Report all hazardous conditions or equipment
  • Assure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are properly stored at all times, including before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times and at the end of the work day
  • Assure that an adequate inventory of housekeeping supplies is maintained
  • Report burned out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call light, etc. to the supervisor as soon as practical
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures as instructed when a resident is discharged and/or transferred
  • Assure that work/cleaning procedure schedules are followed as closely as practical
  • Follow established fire safety policies and procedures
  • Assist others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc. as directed or requested
  • Report all accidents/incidents to the supervisor
  • Maintain the confidentiality of resident care information
  • Honor the residents’ personal property
  • Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc. as necessary and directed
  • Turn in all found articles to the supervisor
  • Attend departmental and staff meetings
  • Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Attend and participate in in-service education classes and on-the-job-training programs




  • Walking 3 hours per shift
  • Standing 4-5 hours per shift while cleaning
  • Lifting 1-20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36-70# rarely
  • Pushing 1-20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36-70# rarely
  • Pulling 1-20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36-70# rarely 
  • Bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, crawling and climbing 
  • Use of large and small housekeeping equipment 



  Resident rooms, common areas and throughout the community.

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