Location: Halstead, KS (Halstead Health & Rehabilitation, 915 McNair)


Job Description: Performs various cleaning tasks to ensure the cleanliness of the facility. These tasks include but are not limited to mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, polishing, and buffing. Some of the places the employee would be expected to clean are resident and staff bathrooms, resident rooms, hallways, floors and walls, lights fixtures and vents, common areas, and offices.

Accountability: Housekeepers report to the department supervisor.

Equipment Used: Housekeeping caret, mop and buckets, various vacuum cleaners, floor-buffing machines, carpet cleaning machines, and various cleaning tools.

Environment: Primarily inside.

Duties and Responsibilities: The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.

1.Vacuums resident rooms, halls and common areas with carpeting.
2. Sweeps and mops tile and linoleum floors.
3. Required to strip and wax floors according to schedule.
4. Dust all surfaces in resident rooms (furniture, bed frames, window sills, etc.)
5. Empty and clean trashcans and barrels.
6. Clean bathrooms sinks, toilets, grab bars, floors and walls.
7. Clean mirrors and windows.
8. Dust ceilings, vents, lights and other high areas regularly.
9. Is required to move furniture to ensure cleanliness.
10. Is required to flip mattresses of beds and to clean mattresses and beds according to the established schedule.
11. Is responsible for cleaning administrative offices.
12. Is required to clean dining areas after meals and special events.
13. Is required to clean all common areas, employee break rooms, visitor’s toilets, and hallways including handrails.
14. Assures personal and staff compliance to all state And Federal regulations including blood borne pathogens, infection control, use of hazardous materials, and fire safety.
15. Assures personal staff compliance to Residents’ Rights. 

Facility Specific Duties and Responsibilities: None

Physical Activity Requirements: Employee is required to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to lift or carry objects in excess of 25 pounds. Employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a requirement of the job.

Primary Physical Requirements:

Lift up to 10 lbs: Constantly

Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Constantly

Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Not required

Lift over 50 lbs: Not required

Carry up to 10 lbs: Constantly

Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Occasionally

Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Not required

Carry over 50 lbs: Not required

Reach above shoulder height: Constantly

Reach at shoulder height: Constantly

Reach below shoulder height: Constantly

Push/Pull: Constantly

Hand Manipulation

Grasping: Constantly

Handling: Constantly

Torquing: Frequently

Fingering: Rarely

Controls & Equipment:  General housekeeping and laundry equipment


Other Physical Considerations:

Twisting: Not required

Bending: Required

Crawling: Required

Squatting: Required

Kneeling: Required

Crouching: Required

Climbing: Required

Balancing: Not required


During an 8-hour day, Employee is required to:                                                                    

                                                                     Consecutive Hours          Total Hours

                          Sit                                1                               1

                          Stand                            1                               6

                          Walk                             2                               7

 Work Surface: Carpeting, linoleum, and tile.


Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:

Talking: Not required

Hearing: Not required

Sight: Required

Tasting & Smelling: Required

 Specific Vocational Preparation Requirement: NONE

Access to Personal Health Information:
Does not requires access to personal health information.

Licensure/Certification Requirements: NONE

Other Training, Skills, and Requirements:
Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments.

Summary of Occupation Exposures:

Bloodborne Pathogens:
            Tasks and procedures performed by employee involve risks classified by CDC as: 

Category II (Activity performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergency.)
Specific Task Exposure:
            General Resident Care: Blood, urine, faces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids- cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic;
            Handling Soiled Linens and Clothing: Blood, urine, faces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids- cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic;
            Cleaning Resident Rooms and Common Areas- Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions. 

Refer to Exposure Control Plan for additional information, especially for the cleaning chemicals used on a routine basis in the housekeeping department.

Other Considerations and Requirements: A cleaning cart is utilized to assist housekeeping. All supplies are kept on the cart and wheeled from one room to another and must be locked when unattended. The ability to work quickly and effectively without having to return and correct errors is very important. The employee may be requested to perform other duties or tasks that are not listed, but are within the competence of this position. The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.

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