Housekeeping - Contingent - All Shifts Available at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Pontiac, Michigan

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time


Rotating Shift



  • Provide a safe, clean and sanitary environment for patients, visitors and staff.

  • Patient room discharge-cleaning (discharge cleaning procedure);

  • Occupied patient room cleaning (occupied patient room cleaning procedure);

  • Spot cleaning of walls, doors and windows;

  • Utilizes Xenex and other equipment.

  • Patient Rooms:

Strips and makes beds;

Restroom cleaning (restroom cleaning procedure);

Isolation room cleaning procedure,

Including refreshing curtains;

Dust & damp mopping of hard surface floors and baseboards;

Vacuuming of carpeted areas;

High dusting and cleaning of walls,vents, pictures, clocks, furnishings etc.;

Empty, dispose, clean & reline waste and linen containers;

  • Common Hospital Areas:

Restroom cleaning (restroom cleaning procedure);

Dust & damp mopping of hard surface floors and baseboards;

Vacuuming of carpeted areas;

High dusting and cleaning of walls, vents, pictures, clocks, furnishings etc.;

Empty, dispose, clean & reline waste and linen containers;

Spot cleaning of walls, doors and windows;

Cleans stair wells and public areas as requested.

  • Performs a variety of departmental functions and tasks primarily focused on repetitive cleaning and sanitation.

  • Followsestablished department and hospital policiesusing safe work practices and following state and federal regulatory compliance guidelines.

  • Coordinates with department Leadership and Logistics Center to meet the needs of the environmental services needs of the organization.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

  • Ability to read and write required

Special Skill / Aptitudes

  • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

  • Ability to bend and stoop, push, heavy objects up to 35 lbs.

  • Ability to learn and perform various job related tasks.

  • Ability to work in a health care environment and be sensitive to needs and respect the dignity of patients, visitors and staff.

  • Ability to make decisions for the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

  • Ability to work with others collaboratively within a "team" environment to complete goals and tasks.

  • Ability to modify work plans and priorities to ensure the completion of assignments requested are accomplished to support patient care.


  • Previous experience performing housekeeping activities in clinical environment preferred.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Performs daily cleaning and disinfecting procedures for discharge, office, clinical, patient and other hospital areas utilizing prescribed techniques, equipment and cleaning chemicals.

  • Demonstrates proper handling and utilization of all cleaning chemicals and use, including dilutions.

  • Must be able to work continuously at a vigorous pace and have physical abilities to dismantle beds, isolates and cribs.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform tasks at a high quality and productivity level.

  • Maintain for overall cleanliness of trash storage rooms, staging areas for trash and compactor a rea in internal and external areas of the hospital.

  • Returns all housekeeping material to appropriate storeroom, janitor's closet or storage areas.

  • At the end of each shift, return dirty mops, rags and equipment to assigned area.

  • Cleans, disinfects I.V. poles and portable commodes.

  • Reports for work on time, appropriately dressed in uniform (including Hospital issued technology) and ready to work in assigned area.

  • Communication Devices: Uses issued technology, software, passwords to ensure colleague has current access to all systems. IE: Email, Bed tracking.

  • All breaks must be taken at assigned time in authorized areas, unless prior approval is given from department supervisor.

  • Remains in assigned work area, unless assigned elsewhere. Must notify assigned supervisor to request permission to leave work area.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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