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Job Summary:

Performs daily cleaning routine in patient rooms, public areas and ancillary areas. Maintains the healthcare environment in a clean, sanitary and attractive condition for patients, visitors and employees utilizing various cleaning equipment. Collects regulated and non-regulated waste, soiled linens and materials and places in designated locations per regulatory guidelines. In the absence of the Supervisor, employees will seek assistance from the Lead, Housekeeper who acts as liaison for this department to management.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.


Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

I. Core Essential Functions:

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

  • Cleans and services any assigned hospital area/facility.

  • Performs routine cleaning requests from customers within departmental duties.

  • Performs daily clean-up and care of equipment and materials, etc.

  • Meets hospital's established standards of cleanliness

  • Utilizes department established work patterns and cleaning steps

  • Collects and transports regulated and non-regulated waste, soiled linens, or materials to designated locations in a manner described in department procedure and per regulatory guidelines

  • Containers/Liners secured and placed in upright position to prevent spillage

  • Waste holding areas are cleaned daily.

  • Obtains, utilizes and replenishes supplies in a cost effective manner according to hospital/department procedure

  • Accurately records supplies taken/removed on department inventory form.

  • Records accurate data on all work related forms

  • Communicates on form as to status of task, verbally to shift charge person.

  • Assures all requested data fields of forms are completed

Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart

II. Specialty Essential Functions:

    1. Moves furniture including, but not limited to beds, chairs, gurneys in patient areas.
  • Follows direction from the charge person.

  • Utilizes resources to prevent damage to all surfaces.

IV. Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Performs other duties as required.

V. Required Skills and Knowledge: Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.


  • HS Diploma or GED

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • None

Prior Experience:

  • None

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Independent thinking and decision-making ability

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

  • Excellent communication and customer services skills

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

  • None

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.




  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • HS Diploma or better



  • Completion of one (1) to three (3) months of on-the-job training to learn work routine and operation of equipment

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)