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Edward-Elmhurst Health Housekeeping Associate in Elmhurst, Illinois

Hours: - rotating weekends and holidays


Under general supervision and according to established procedures and infectious control policies, cleans and sanitizes patient, visitor and staff areas within the hospital system in order to maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment.


Safely performs the following housekeeping duties according to established policies and procedures:

  • Requests and receives cleaning equipment and supplies such as mops, buckets, electric buffer, vacuum cleaner, rags, disinfec­tants, etc. from Housekeeping supply room.

  • Loads hand pushed utility cart with supplies and equipment, and pushes cart and/or equipment to assigned work area.

  • Cleans and sanitizes assigned patient, visitor, and staff areas of the hospital according to set standards.

  • Cleans and sanitizes patient rooms upon discharge following infectious control guidelines regarding chemicals, protective equipment and types of precautions.

  • Dries and wet mops hard surface floors throughout the hospital routinely and, immediately in the case of spills, in order to ensure patient, visitor, and staff safety.

  • Performs service tasks such as cleaning spills, washing windows and other glass surfaces, making patient beds and dusting surfaces.

  • Washes, scrubs and disinfects walls, windows and doors and, when necessary, determines method of removing stains using a variety of cleaning equipment and supplies.

  • Uses chemical, cleaning supplies and equipment in an appropriate manner and in accordance with set standards.

  • Moves beds, equipment, and other furniture using hand carts, dollies and tug machines.

  • Gathers and transports trash and linen to appropriate disposal locations.

  • Restocks linen and supplies daily and as needed.

  • Prepares conference rooms with tables and chairs according to specified configuration.

  • Maintains log of cleaning duties performed, indicating location and pertinent information.

  • Based upon experience and training may be required to perform more specialized tasks to ensure maintenance of the building appearance and cleanliness, such as cleaning operating or birthing rooms requiring knowledge of advanced housekeeping and sterile methods and techniques.

  • Why join Edward-Elmhurst?

Edward-Elmhurst Health includes three hospitals — Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health — and an extensive ambulatory care network that provides comprehensive healthcare to residents of the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Edward-Elmhurst Health provides comprehensive healthcare at over 100 locations in the suburbs of Chicago. Our success has always been — and always will be — driven by our most talented, reliable, compassionate and skilled people, who genuinely believe in delivering top quality care to our patients and their families. At Edward-Elmhurst Health, you will also experience a vibrant culture and an atmosphere of nurturing support and leadership.

Be DRIVEN to join our over 8,000 employees, 1,700 staff physicians and 1,800 volunteers who want to provide safe, seamless and personalized care every day for our patients, our families and our communities.

Benefits offered by Edward-Elmhurst Health include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision

  • 401K

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Paid time off

  • Fitness center membership

  • Plus many other Employee Perks

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