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UMass Memorial Health Care
December 5, 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts
Job Type




Requisition #: 184228

Title: Houseworker

Department: Housekeeping

Grade: SER5

Posting Date: December 3, 2018

Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: Mixed

Union:  Non-Union

Hours: As Needed

Shift Length: 8 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.

Position Summary:

Performs standard cleaning procedures in all areas of the hospital and buildings to maintain a clean and healthy environment. Moves furniture and sets up meeting rooms as necessary.

Position Qualifications:

Ability to read, write and follow simple English instructions. 3 to 6 months experience as a house worker preferred. Employees must be at least 18 years of age to perform this role.

Major Responsibilities:

Performs standard cleaning procedures in all areas of the hospital and buildings, including patient rooms, surgery areas, units, nurseries, nursing stations, auxiliary areas, lounges, isolation areas, emergency room lavatories, bathrooms, stairways, offices, corridors, and apartments.

Performs high dusting, spot cleaning of walls, windows, and doors, disinfects horizontal surfaces, mops floors, vacuums carpets, empties trash and cleans and polishes metal and porcelain fixtures in bathrooms and showers. Burnishes floors with burnishers and cleans floors with automatic floor machines. Performs "check out" cleaning of discharges and transfer units including making of the beds. Picks up trash in any area and transports trash from utility rooms and other collection points to compactor pick up area.

Moves furniture and sets up meeting rooms. Collects soiled linen and delivers clean linen. Removes and hangs up cubicle curtains and drapes. Washes inside windows, use of a ladder is required occasionally.

Maintains equipment in clean, safe condition and reports anything in need of repairs to supervisor or equipment repair person.

Knows responsibility in case of a fire, a disaster or emergency evacuation.

Complies with hospital-established policies, quality assurance program, safety, and infection control policies and procedures.


Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

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