Janitor

US-IA-Mount Pleasant
Job ID
2017-1120
Category
Environmental Services
Type
80

Overview

Experience in janitorial work is preferred, but not necessary. We are willing to train anyone that strives to achieve quality work, is willing to go above and beyond for our customers (both external and internal), can be a valuable part of a team, is accountable for their actions, respects fellow associates as well as our patients, and is trustworthy.

 

Performs daily cleaning tasks for patient and resident rooms, nursing stations, lounges, restrooms, offices, clinic areas, and any other areas assigned in accordance with standard procedures of the Environmental Services Department and in accordance with facility standards and objectives.

Responsibilities

Perform all environmental services-related tasks demonstrating service orientation to patients, family members, guests, and staff.

Perform basic cleaning functions in assigned areas (job duty) following established schedules and using prescribed methods:

  1. Dusts horizontal surfaces
  2. Empties wastebaskets, removes waste, relines baskets
  3. Damp wipe and sanitize all furniture
  4. Cleans and polishes metal and porcelain fixtures in bathrooms
  5. Mops and sanitizes floors of rooms and offices
  6. Spot cleans walls and windows
  7. Polishes metal surfaces
  8. Replenishes room supplies
  9. Performs “check-out” cleaning as assigned
  10. Vacuums carpets; spot cleans as needed
  11. Transports soiled linen to central collection point
  12. Clean and sanitize bathrooms

 

 

Perform heavier cleaning functions in assigned areas following established schedules and using prescribed methods:

 

  1. Dust and wet mop floors
  2. Scrub or buff floors with appropriate equipment
  3. Vacuum and shampoo carpets for cleaning and bacteria control with industrial vacuum/extractor
  4. Strip and refinish hard surface floors
  5. Transport waste from utility rooms and other collection points and dispose of waste by placement in proper holding area
  6. Cycle clean vents, light fixtures and windows
  7. Cycle clean ceilings and walls
  8. Measure and mix cleaning chemicals
  9. Assist in cleaning of emergency spills when observed or upon request
  10. Maintain assigned equipment for cleanliness and recommends repairs as needed
  11. Observe and report the general need for repairs to equipment, furniture, building and fixtures
  12. In case of fire or other internal disaster, assists in evacuating ambulatory patients and residents when called upon
  13. Perform all other tasks which may be assigned

Qualifications

Abilities (required)

  1. Associate in this position must demonstrate the ability to:
    1. Understand and speak English at a level which allows the safe, efficient performance of the job.
    2. After initial training, demonstrate proper utilization of supplies, tools, and equipment
    3. Lift approximately 50 pounds

 

Education and experience (required) 

  1. High School Diploma

Annual requirements, licensure, and certification 

  1. None

Machines, tools, equipment and work aids2. Burnishers

  1. Large vacuums
  2. Swing machines

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