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Working As A Housekeeping Worker

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $27,131

    Average Salary

What Does A Housekeeping Worker Do At NYU Medical Center

* Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
* Keeps housekeeping cart clean and chemical bottles labeled.
* Performs housekeeping duties according to procedure.
* Performs discharge cleaning according to procedure.
* Performs isolation cleaning according to procedure.
* Performs Burnishing and Scrubbing of floors as directed.
* Performs job duties without direct supervision.
* Informs manager of any potential problems or unsafe conditions.
* Performs daily duties in a safe manner keeping patient needs first.
* Notifies the department upon completion of assignments.
* Displays a positive team effort.
* General cleaning of hospital using some materials that may be corrosive flammable or toxic in their concentrated form
* Transport of solid waste to designated locations transport of certain hazardous/universal wastes from designated hospital locations to the main hospital accumulation area

What Does A Housekeeping Worker Do At Northwell Health

* Maintains interior and exterior assigned areas in Medical Center (i.e., offices, laboratories, bathrooms, public areas, courtyard, etc.) in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition.
* Scours and polishes sinks, showers, bathtubs, tiles and other bathroom equipment.
* Sweeps and mops areas, and periodically waxes and buffs floors.
* Cleans and dusts furniture, windowsills, mirrors, pictures, ceilings, doorframes, wall vents, etc.
* Polishes furniture and other equipment.
* Washes mattresses, beds, and examining tables and makes beds after discharge.
* Empties trash baskets and other disposals.
* Refills soap and paper goods dispensers, as required.
* Operates floor maintenance equipment, e.g., floor buffing machines, wet vacuums, etc.
* Strips and refinishes floors.
* Moves patient beds and furniture within patient rooms and on the same floor.
* May assist in transporting heavy items within the Medical Center

What Does A Housekeeping Worker Do At Virginia State Government

* General housekeeping and custodial duties to include cleaning rooms (chalkboards/whiteboards) and offices; mopping, vacuuming, dusting and buffing floors; trash removal; cleaning restrooms and windows; and stripping and refinishing floors.
* Assists with monitoring HVAC system.
* Assists faculty, staff and students as needed.
* May assist with snow removal as needed.
* Establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Required to work some holidays.
* Minimum Qualifications
* Ability to follow safety and security procedures required.
* Ability to lift and move furniture, supplies and equipment required.
* Ability to lift and carry up to fifty pounds required.
* Ability to read, write, understand and follow instructions required.
* Ability to work without close supervision required.
* Ability to maintain a high level of ethics and confidentiality in performance of all job duties required.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college required.
* Preferred Qualifications
* Knowledge of and/or experience in commercial cleaning and ability to operate custodial equipment, including floor buffer, preferred.
* High school graduate or GED preferred.
* Special Requirements
* We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position,
* however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
* Documents verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be presented upon hire.
* VHCC participates in E
* Verify.
* Selected applicant will be subject to a background check.
* An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
* Special Instructions to Applicants
* Complete the Virginia state application online through the Recruitment Management System at
* Applications will only be accepted online.
* Submit all attachments with online application.
* Resumes may not be substituted for the application.
* Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position.
* Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration.
* Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.
* Persons with disabilities requiring assistance should contact 276
* This position will remain open until filled.
* It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is received.
* Incomplete on-line applications or other materials submitted via e-mail, postal mail, fax or in-person will not be considered.
* The job announcement may be accessed at (click on About The College and Employment Opportunities).
* For questions about the on-line application process please call (276) 739
* Virginia Highlands Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, genetics, veteran status, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.
* We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position,
* however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
* Documents verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be presented upon hire.
* VHCC participates in E
* Verify.
* Selected applicant will be subject to a background check.
* An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
* Contact Information
* Name
* Human Resources
* Phone
* Working Title:
* Housekeeping Worker
* Role Title:
* Non
* Classified
* Job Open Date:
* Open Until Filled:
* Yes
* Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:
* No
* Hiring Range:
* Hourly rate is $9
* Agency:
* VA Highlands Community College (296)
* Agency Website:
* Click Here for Agency Website
* Location:
* Washington
* Position Number:
* W0036
* Job Posting Number:
* Type of Recruitment:
* General Public
* G
* Does this position have telework options?:
* No

What Does A Housekeeping Worker Do At Virginia Tech

Provide housekeeping services for the Moss Arts Center to assure an aesthetically pleasing, clean, sanitary, and safe environment; adhere to high standards of housekeeping in all areas including lobbies, hallways, restrooms, performance venues, dressing rooms and showers, offices, classrooms, research studios, and grounds

What Does A Housekeeping Worker Do At NYU Medical Center

* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Maintains established safety and infection control guidelines.
* Follows established departmental safety guidelines when using equipment and moving furniture; utilizes proper body mechanics.
* Requests assistance when lifting or moving items too large or too heavy.
* Wears gloves at all times and follows established infection control procedures.
* Washes hands frequently (Infection Control Guidelines), prevents cross contamination.
* Advises supervisor of any hazardous conditions in the area.
* Posts appropriate wet floor signs and takes other actions to prevent accidents caused by wet floor as designated by departmental policy.
* Mops hard floor surfaces with the appropriate germicidal/bleach solution, clean water and mop head; move all necessary items to make floor lint/dirt free; Vacuums all carpeted area thoroughly; moves all items necessary to vacuum entire carpeted area.
* Polishes floors using burnishing machines; uses proper burnishing solution and buffing pads.
* Moves all necessary items to burnish entire floor; ensures that floor has a shine after buffing with Burnisher.
* Removes as many marks from floor as possible and sweeps floor after burnishing.
* Washes all beds from discharges and places clean linen on beds neatly.
* Sets up discharge rooms for admission according to specifications.
* Should be proficient in operating the computer Bed Tracking System for receiving discharges to be cleaned and reporting completed discharges.
* Should be knowledgeable in the Bed Tracking program.
* Performs 7
* Cleaning Steps for each patient room daily and provides discharge cleaning as required.
* Specifically, performs dusting, spot wall washing, damp wiping of environmental surfaces using bleach and/or hospital approved disinfectant cleaner.
* Sweeps & mops floor, disinfects bathrooms and restocks supplies.
* Empties and re-lines trash containers.
* Removes finger marks from walls, doors and any other surface.
* Performs high dusting as scheduled/required.
* Uses germicidal cleaner for disinfecting all items in toilets.
* Knowledge in hospital safety, specifically RACE, PASS, chemical and trash safety, MSDS interpretation.
* Picks up and disinfects with appropriate solution area soiled by blood, body fluids including feces on any surface.
* Sweeps, mops, vacuums, collects trash, polishes floors using buffing/burnishing machines, performs high dusting, spot washes and doors as needed, removes marks, cleans and makes beds, washes toilets, cleans furniture, empties trash receptacles, cleans Venetian blinds, radiators, railings, stairways, lights, vents, doors, door frames and cleans picture frames.
* Washes porters closets, equipment, and replenishes cleaning supplies.
* Uses telephone for Bed Tracking.
* Consistently maintains adequate supplies throughout daily work day.
* Typically is in control of all tools and equipment needed to perform daily tasks.
* Performs a complete and thorough cleaning of area assigned (as per work assignment/schedule) in accordance with departmental procedures and Supervisors instructions.
* Empties trash receptacles and disposes of trash properly, washes (interior/exterior) if necessary, and replace clean poly-liners as required.
* Sweeps hard floor surfaces with sweeping tools, moves all necessary items to make floor lint/dirt-free; uses clean dust mops.
* Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of duties

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Average Length of Employment
Custodian Worker 2.4 years
Housekeeping Aide 2.0 years
Housekeeping Staff 1.8 years
Housekeeper 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 18.8%
Housekeeper 14.4%
Waitress 4.4%
Janitor 4.4%
Prep Cook 3.8%
Packer 3.8%
Custodian 3.1%
Porter 3.1%
Secretary 2.5%
Owner 2.5%
Top Employers After
Housekeeper 17.0%
Cashier 8.1%
Cleaner 3.7%
Custodian 3.0%

Housekeeping Worker Demographics










Hispanic or Latino






Black or African American

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Housekeeping Worker Education


University of Phoenix


Mount Holyoke College


Liberty University


Beloit College


Auburn University


Art Institute of Pittsburgh


Montgomery County Community College


International Academy of Design and Technology


University of Illinois at Chicago


Thomas Nelson Community College


Corning Community College


Saint Petersburg College


Technical College of the Lowcountry


Northwestern State University of Louisiana


University of Oklahoma


Illinois Welding School


University of Phoenix-North Carolina


Williamsburg Technical College


Clinton Community College


Baldwin Beauty Schools

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Criminal Justice


Medical Assisting Services


Health Care Administration




Nursing Assistants




Hospitality Management




Graphic Design


General Studies


Information Technology






Early Childhood Education






Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology




Fine Arts

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Real Housekeeping Worker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Supervisor of Housekeeping Workers Econo Lodge-Santaclara Santa Clara, CA Mar 02, 2011 $33,935
Manager of Housekeeping Workers Priority First Investment Corp. Union City, GA Jul 19, 2011 $33,500
Housekeeping Worker Island Holdings LLC MA Apr 01, 2015 $29,218
Housekeeping Worker Nantucket Hotel Holdings LLC Nantucket, MA Apr 19, 2015 $29,218
Housekeeping Worker Island Holdings LLC MA Apr 01, 2014 $27,945
Housekeeping Worker Nantucket Hotel Holdings LLC MA Apr 15, 2014 $27,945
Housekeeping Workers Queen Anne Inn, Inc. Chatham, MA Apr 01, 2016 $27,131
Housekeeping Workers The Old Harbor Inn Chatham, MA Apr 01, 2016 $27,131
Housekeeping Workers Queen Anne Inn, Inc. Chatham, MA May 04, 2016 $27,131
Housekeeper Worker Nantucket Hotel Holdings LLC. MA Apr 15, 2013 $27,131
Housekeeping Worker Sanderling Resort Duck, NC Apr 01, 2015 $24,334
Housekeeping Worker Silverwater Traders LLC NC Apr 20, 2015 $24,334
Manager of Housekeeping Workers Hospitalty Partners LLC Decatur, GA Aug 26, 2010 $24,000
Housekeeping Worker Sanderling Resort Duck, NC Apr 01, 2016 $23,646
Housekeeping Worker Silverwater Traders LLC Ocracoke, NC Apr 01, 2016 $23,646
Housekeeping Worker Silverwater Traders LLC NC Mar 01, 2014 $22,874
Housekeeping Worker Sanderling Resorts NC Apr 01, 2014 $22,874
Housekeeping Worker Island Holdings LLC MA Apr 01, 2013 $21,914

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Top Skills for A Housekeeping Worker


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Top Housekeeping Worker Skills

  1. Building Floors
  2. Bathroom Items
  3. Mop Floors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Clean building floors and walls by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.
  • Replenished supplies such as drinking glasses, linens and bathroom items Maintained storage areas and carts.
  • Clean bathrooms, mop floors, take out office trash, vacuuming carpet and clean windows
  • Collect and dispose of garbage.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.

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