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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

11121 Housekeeping Aide I

Cleans and supplies patient rooms, wards, nursing stations, lounges, lavatories, bathrooms, offices, and any other areas, as assigned, in accordance with standard procedures of the Housekeeping Department and with hospital objectives. Uses cleaning devices such as light mops, small wringers, dusters, household-type vacuum cleaners, and other necessary tools, chemicals, and supplies. Performs specific cleaning tasks, including dusting horizontal surfaces; emptying waste baskets and removing trash; damp-wiping furniture; cleaning and polishing metal and porcelain bathroom fixtures; dry-mopping and sanitizing floors of rooms and offices; spot-cleaning walls and windows; replenishing room supplies; making beds; and sorting and distributing linen. Assists in cleaning emergency spills observed or on request. Maintains assigned equipment for cleanliness and has repairs made when needed. Reports needed repairs to equipment, furniture, building, and fixtures. In case of fire or other internal emergency assists in escorting ambulatory patients to exits. In case of a community disaster assists nurses in making extra beds, and performs other duties as assigned.