Housekeeping Aide - Environmental Services - Full Time (Day Shift)

Ephrata, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 54432

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Housekeeping Aide


 80 Hours Biweekly - Day Shift


Monday through Friday (7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) - Weekend & Holiday Rotation Schedule



General Summary:


Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor-Housekeeping, performs a variety of general cleaning tasks to maintain patient rooms, offices, hallways and other assigned areas.


Housekeeping Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Performs a variety of general cleaning tasks to maintain offices, hallways, and other assigned areas.
  • Cleans and disinfects all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors, and walls of bathrooms.
  • Dusts furniture, woodwork, equipment and dust mops floors. Polishes and cleans fixtures in utility rooms and bathrooms.
  • Wet mops rooms, halls, stairways and public areas.
  • Cleans fixtures, tops of windows, door frames and high areas using a ladder.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and waste materials.
  • Removes waste and soiled linens from work area and places in specified bags or containers.
  • Assists in hanging drapes and dividers and takes them down for cleaning.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Performs terminal cleaning procedures of patient rooms and prepares room for new occupant; follows isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Receives direct supervision from professional nursing staff and Supervisor-Housekeeping.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Responds to call lights, if in immediate area.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas and/or patient rooms.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Ensures patient rooms are stocked with appropriate items prior to patient's admission.
  • IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Communicates with patients and families to promote their comfort. Notifies the nurse or other available care team member as needed to meet a patient's request.


Laundry & Linen Duties (performed on weekends):


  • Collects soiled laundry from various areas of the hospital and delivers to soiled linen rooms in the linen services area.
  • Answers telephone, takes messages and/or linen orders by telephone or fax. Provides accurate information or forwards callers to appropriate resource.
  • Examines articles for stains, tears or other imperfections.
  • Counts and stacks linens for distribution or places them in supply storage. Reports linen supply shortages to linen manager.
  • Delivers linens/scrubs to user departments according to preestablished par levels and schedules. Distributes emergency supplies as needed.
  • Makes supply packs for departments and puts linen stacks in carts for distribution on/off campus.
  • Cleans equipment and work area at end of work day. Alerts supervisor to malfunctioning/defective equipment, and replacement of worn out wearing apparel.
  • Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files. Enters daily data in the Linen Helper computer program.
  • Washes, dries, folds and delivers patient room curtains on a daily basis or when any soiled linen is delivered to wash room.
  • Assists HCSC delivery driver with loading and unloading of clean and soiled linen carts.




Required Skills


  • High School diploma or GED preferred, but not required 

  • Previous housekeeping experience in a healthcare setting is desired

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Must have strong customer service skills and a high attention to detail


Note:  The physical demands of this job include, but are not limited to, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs, prolonged standing/walking, and considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, etc.

Required Experience


  • 1 Month

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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