The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
1. Replenishes or replaces expendable supplies, such as soap, toilet tissue, and paper towels in
a timely manner.
2. Empties trash containers in assigned areas, replaces liners and cleans the exterior of trash
containers with damp cloth.
3. Transports trash and hazardous waste to appropriate disposal area.
4. Observes safety precautions and established safety procedures for performing work and
using equipment and cleaning supplies. Reports safety hazards according to policies and
procedures, and to Supervisor or designee.
5. Notes any required repairs (painting, plumbing, carpentry, or electrical) and reports needed
repairs to Supervisor or designee.
6. Cleans patient rooms, lobbies, hallways, offices, work areas and other internal areas of the
facility o include:
a. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms with emphasis on sink, mirrors, urinals, bright work,
tubs, shower stalls, fixtures, door partitions, walls, floors, vanities, shower curtains,
light fixtures, dispensers, and trash cans.
b. Cleans light fixtures, walls, cabinets, cabinet glass, trash receptacles (inside and
outside), furniture, polish furniture, blinds, telephones, refrigerator (outside), doors &
frames, lamps, counter tops (labs also), blinds, stainless steel surfaces, ledges, sills,
partitions, water fountains, and desk floor pads. Removes fingerprint smudges,
dusting (high/low) including sprinklers, light fixtures, ceiling vents, ceiling lights and
door vents; removes dirt from wall surfaces with a germicidal solution, or other
chemical agents. Damp wipes with germicidal solution, horizontal surfaces
including bedside stands, window sills, over bed tables, dressers, chairs, ottomans,
desks, telephones, bookcases, tables, credenzas, file cabinets, ledges, etc.
c. Clean and make all beds to include stretchers.
d. Sweeps and vacuums floor and carpet surfaces. Damp or wet mops floor surfaces
with germicidal solutions.
e. Shampoos carpets and upholstery; vacuums elevator tracks (inside and outside),
disposes of trash (inside and outside);
f. Operates mechanical equipment such as buffers (high and low speed), automatic
scrubbers, pressure washers, vacuums cleaners, shampooer, extractor, burnisher and
steam machine, baseboard machine and restroom cleaning machine. Uses equipment
properly and maintains assigned equipment in good safe working order.
7. Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
8. Performs related work as assigned.
What You Need to Be Successful:
High School Diploma / GED or one (1) year facility housekeeping experience is required.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. See Job Description
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) delivers a special blend of clinical skill, innovation and caring in each area we serve.
We share the research and specialized care for which our teaching hospital is known with our member hospitals, health centers, doctors and care teams, all of which are focused on the people we serve.
Our 13 hospitals in Maryland provide care to Maryland residents, the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Our top priority is serving the health of people throughout the state. Each of our hospitals has worked for years with many local groups and individuals to address their area's most urgent health needs. UMMS's philosophy is simple: "Healthy communities are empowered communities."
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