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Cleveland Clinic Housekeeping Aide in Cleveland, Ohio

Job ID: 112416


  • Performs cleaning functions in assigned areas following established schedules and prescribed methods.

  • Work assignments are given at the beginning of each shift by the supervisor

  • Empty waste baskets and reline baskets with clean liners.

  • The inside and outside of the wastebaskets must be cleaned prior to relining.

  • When necessary, tie bag around container to prevent bag from falling into wastebasket.

  • Perform high/low dusting in assigned areas.

  • Using high duster, begin at the doorway and dust all high surfaces clockwise around the room.

  • If patient is in bed DO NOT dust over patient.

  • Use a treated dust cloth to do low areas such as window sills, chairs, picture frames, etc.

  • Dust mop the floor, starting in the far corner opposite the door, utilizing the "s" stroke to the door.

  • Use a broom and dust pan to pick up debris.

  • Then wet mop the floor using the same pattern and a germicidal solution, changing water every three rooms.

  • Damp wipe and spot clean.

  • Wipe tabletops, phones, TV cord, doorknobs, etc., using germicidal solution to prevent spread of microorganisms.

  • Clean and polish all metal and porcelain fixtures using designated chemical.

  • Clean and polish all metal surfaces to give an attractive appearance to area.

  • Spot clean walls daily.

  • Replenish room supplies in assigned areas - all dispensers (toilet paper, paper towels, seat covers, and hand soap).

  • Perform patient room checkout for all transfer/discharges.

  • In addition to the daily cleaning, the closets and bedside/overbed tables get cleaned inside with germicidal solution.

  • Vacuum and maintain carpet in assigned area.

  • All carpets are to be vacuumed daily with upright sweepers.

  • Spot carpet daily as needed.

  • Clean showers.

  • Transport trash from utility rooms and collection spots to pickup points for transfer to compactor.

  • Clean isolation rooms in assigned area in accordance with Infection Control policy and procedures which are based on Standard Precautionary measures.

  • Assist in cleaning of emergency situations that are observed or as requested, even if not in assigned area.

  • Observe and report the needs for repairs to hospital equipment, furniture, building and fixtures to supervisor.

  • Maintain arrangement of furniture in patient rooms, offices, lounges, etc.

  • Understand proper usage of chemicals, dilution and usage.

  • Always measure chemicals, do not pour.

  • If uncertain, always consult supervisor.

  • Understand Lutheran Hospital's policies and procedures so that adherence is maintained.

  • Be familiar with employee handbook.

  • Participate in all in-service training sessions as scheduled.

  • Employee is required to attend all department in-services and hospital in-services as assigned.

  • Provide coverage for Laundry workers on an "as needed basis."

  • Accept assignments by supervisor.

  • Employee is expected to carry out assignments as given to you by your supervisor.

  • Perform any other task as assigned.

  • Supervisor will assign method and procedure for other related tasks.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School or GED preferred.


  • None required

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


  • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organization-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position.

  • Customer Service: Orientation includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skills, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.

  • Adaptability includes teamwork, flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities, adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

  • Efficiency and Effectiveness includes quantity and quality if desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.

  • Essential Job requirements include adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, as well as maintenance of required competencies and communications skills.

  • Managerial Responsibilities (if applicable) include overall accountability for assigned workgroup relative to operational goals, personal requirements, and budgetary constraints.

  • As an organization, all employees with patient contact are expected to demonstrate competencies, specific to their job duties, for the following patient population categories: Elderly, Children, Cardiac, Neuro, Surgical, Impaired (Hearing/Visual), Cultural, Age. Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

  • This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Performance of job duties requires standing, stooping, bending and walking for a duration of an eight hour shift.

  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.