Housekeeper - Nursing Home

Posted Date: 4/9/2022

Job Location: St. Anthony Nursing Home, 406 East Anthony St, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Nursing Home
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs routine cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units, offices, clinical areas, waiting areas, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, and stairways.

Follows all infection control practices including hand washing, standard precautions and isolation precautions.

Utilizes all safety and personal protective equipment.

Utilizes the appropriate chemical and follows the manufacturers label and MSDS instructions.

All work assignments meet set quality standards.

All work assignments are completed on time.

Works on his/her own with normal supervision

Follows supervisors instructions and provides feedback in the appropriate setting

Reports any unsafe conditions, safety hazards or unusual occurrences to their supervisor.

Supervisors, co-workers, hospital staff, patients, residents and visitors are treated with dignity and respect.

Uses and maintains hospital equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions. Ensures equipment is in good working order and safe to use.

Completes all health stream education requirements on time and passes course exams.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Completes annual education requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements.  Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.  Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.  Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.   


High school education or general equivalency diploma (GED)

One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, patients, families and other employees or the organization.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 

Ability to read and understand equipment operation manual.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and rarely lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, blood-borne pathogens, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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