UnityPoint Health

Housekeeper I

Requisition ID
Housekeeping and EVS
1518 Mulberry Ave
6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity
Environmental Services
Scheduled Hours/Shift
2nd shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Performs work of routine difficulty in a variety of cleaning tasks that involve use of hazardous chemicals, heavy lifting in public areas, in the operating rooms, and other surgical areas of the hospital including Cath Lab, CTU, and Endo.  Exposure to patients (including blood and body fluids).   Daily cleaning of patient rooms, (plus transfer and discharge), precaution room cleaning, and carpet extraction in public and private areas.  Operates floor machine(s) in public and surgical areas.  Carpet extraction in public and private areas.   Completes a variety of set-ups and special events per departmental requests.  Flexible to work on all campuses to meet hospital construction cleaning and department needs.   



COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org


Proper use of PPE Proper lifting, pushing and pulling techniques Demonstrates competence in using ladders to clean light fixtures, vents, and other high areas Demonstrates competence in vacuuming carpet in public and private areas as well as service vacuum equipment Demonstrates competence in sweeping, dry and wet mopping hard floors in public and private areas; including stairs Demonstrates competence in high and low dusting in public and private areas Cleans equipment used in daily work tasks Demonstrates competence in handling clean linen and exchanging the linen cart. Demonstrates competence in handling soiled linen and delivers to soiled utility room. Maintains housekeeping closet; keeping it clean, stocked and organized Demonstrates competence in using trash compactor and box crusher Demonstrates competence in using all cleaning chemicals (except cleaning tech level 5) Reports work orders to maintenance for broken equipment; reports work orders for project work to Environmental Services – both via the Intranet Cleans walls, mirrors, light fixtures, and windows in assigned work area(s) Demonstrates competence in cleaning spills containing blood or bodily fluid Demonstrates competence in cleaning public / private restroom Demonstrates competence in cleaning up / disposing of patient trash Cleans up hazardous spills as trained (spill team) Delivers biohazard trash to storage area; labels and tapes boxes and prepares for pickup   CLEANING TECH 3: Demonstrates competence in handling biohazard trash and needle boxes Demonstrates competence in daily and discharge cleaning, patient room equipment; including bed, over-bed table, chairs, commode, wheelchair, IV stand, and monitor tower, etc. Demonstrates competence in cleaning / sanitizing patient showers Demonstrates competence in daily and discharge cleaning of precaution rooms Demonstrates competence in hanging / taking down cubical and shower curtains / drapes CLEANING TECH 4: Demonstrates competency in cleaning the OR between cases Demonstrates competency in “end of day” cleaning of the OR Demonstrates competency in “monthly terminal” cleaning of the OR Demonstrates competency in wet mopping / or vacuuming floor in surgery area, office, hallways, and entries as appropriate (OR specific) and Non-OR surgical areas (Cath Lab, CTU, Endo) Assists in cleaning OR equipments that is used and returns it to storage area if necessary   CLEANING TECH 5: Demonstrates competence in extracting carpet Demonstrates competence in spot cleaning carpet Demonstrates competence in machine scrubbing hard floors Demonstrates competence in stripping hard floors and baseboards Demonstrates competence in buffing / burnishing hard floors Demonstrates competence in applying wax to hard floors Spot cleans carpets in assigned area(s) while daily cleaning Buffs / burnishes and roto’s shampoos, or extracts carpets Demonstrates competence in use of all powered and un-powered equipment Adjusts schedule to accommodate project work being done – hours of day and break times Demonstrates competence in lifting and moving equipment, exam tables, etc.  To be able to complete floor tasks – under direction of department staff.  DO NOT UNPLUG EQUIPMENT. Demonstrates ability to maintain prolonged kneeling and bending when working on edges and baseboards during project work Cleans equipment used in daily work tasks All other duties as assigned COMMUNICATION Demonstrates competence in communicating with patients and families Demonstrates competence in communicating with nursing staff and physicians Communicates with coworkers between shifts Communication actively with customers to ensure the project is done within the time frame of the work area Communicates with customers to provide a safe workplace while completing project – verbally and through proper usage of signage; “wet floor” sign etc. Communicates with customers about the placement of furniture, equipment, and electrical cords during the project   WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Potential exposure to the risk of blood borne pathogens ~ Category I Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards Exposed to hazards from electrical / mechanical / power equipment May be exposed to bio-hazardous, radioactive substances  Exposed to housekeeping / cleaning agents / chemicals May be exposed to toxic chemicals Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness) Handles emergency or crisis situations Occasionally subjected to irregular hours Requires judgment / action which could result in serious consequences Frequent pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries Works in a smoke-free environment Occasional exposure to video display terminal Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements May be exposed to environmental temperature changes: hot to cold, etc.


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