Housekeeping Aide – MHCC

Under the supervision of the lead housekeeper, performs various duties to maintain a clean and environmentally safe and pleasant facility for the residents and staff of the Health Care Center to include cleaning and trash collection in assigned areas.

Chain of Command: Housekeeping Aide, Director of Housekeeping, MHCC Administrator, CEO
Payscale: Non-Exempt, Hourly, Call Pay, No Differential
Location: Memorial Health Care Center
Supervises: None

Job Summary

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • extended periods of standing/ walking
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing pulling carts <200 lbs
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying <= 50 lbs.
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • reaching
  • kneeling/bending
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • non-stressful


  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Types of Clients Served

  • Adult (18-55 yrs.)
  • Geriatric (>55 yrs.)

Job Qualifications


  • High School Graduate or equivalent preferred.

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • None Required

  • Ability to read and write and speak English
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Effective oral and written communication skills


Prior Work Experience

  • Entry level position (none required).

Technical Training

  • None required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

Maintains Supplies and Equipment

  • Uses equipment and supplies efficiently as directed to maintain cleanliness of MHCC areas assigned
  • Reports problems with equipment to Housekeeping Director
  • Knows and follows MSDS regarding use and disposal of chemicals used for cleaning

Maintains cleanliness and sanitary conditions in residents’ rooms

  • Follows policies  on handling potentially infectious and hazardous materials using aseptic techniques
  • Follows established cleaning schedule
  • Cleans residents’ rooms
  • Collects trash in resident’s rooms and restrooms
  • Cleans walls, windows, doors, and ceilings
  • Dusts furniture and dusts and wet mops floors
  • Cleans residents’ bathrooms and all sink basins.  

Maintains cleanliness and sanitary conditions in other areas of the Healthcare Center as assigned  

  • Cleans bathrooms and basins
  • Cleans furniture, fixtures, and Care Center’s surfaces
  • Cleans lobby and other public areas of the Health Care Center
  • Cleans floors by dry or wet mopping, sweeping, and disinfecting as necessary
  • Collects trash in all areas of the Health Care Center and transports to the dumpster
  • Disposes of other waste as directed
  • Cleans all barrels and closets weekly in assigned areas
  • Clean other areas as assigned or directed


  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations
  • Adheres to the attendance policy
  • Follows District and Department Policies
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately