Relief Housekeeping Assistant (multiple openings)

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A Brief Overview
Under the direct supervision of a Housekeeping Supervisor, provides for the cleanliness, sanitation of surfaces, handling and disposal of solid and biohazardous waste in assigned areas, follows standard precautions and all other infection policies, safety practices and cleaning procedures, and performs various duties as assigned. May be assigned to one or more work locations.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do

A. Total cleaning of patient, clinic, and satellite areas:

Floor care: May include use of dust mops, wet mops with germicide solution,
vacuums, buffers, spot and spillage removal.

Furniture care: Washing with an approved germicidal solution and polishing.

Miscellaneous: May involve dusting screens, cleaning of TVs, washing and
wall washing as assigned.

Wall care: Dust removal, including high-dusting, spot washing, and wall washing
as assigned.

May dump all regular soiled linens down linen chute; may remove regular and
biohazardous waste; (may deliver all of the above to the dock area). Removes

compacted boxes for scheduled trash pick-up.
  • B. Total cleaning of restrooms:

    Cleans toilet bowls, sinks, showers and shower walls; spot-washes walls and
    partitions, polishes chrome fixtures, mirrors, and utensil rack; cleans floor, changes cubical curtains.
    Handles regular and biohazardous waste removal.

    Replenishes restroom supplies, paper towels, and soap.

  • C. Other related duties in patient area:

    Total cleaning of auxiliary areas as assigned, including diet kitchens, treatment rooms, chart rooms,
    soiled linen rooms, and other special rooms.

    Total cleaning of isolation or contaminated areas. Also assist with emergency clean ups.

    Total cleaning of discharge and transfer patient rooms.

    Performs related duties on special requests, such as: removal of window coverings and cubical curtains.

  • D. General cleaning of non-patient areas (offices, laboratories and classrooms):

    Daily cleaning: dust-mopping floors, trash removal, total restroom cleaning,
    and dusting of uncongested desks or bookshelves.

    Twice a week: cleaning consists of damp mopping floors and/or vacuuming of
    carpeting or as needed.

    Reports needed minor repairs of rooms (laboratories, offices, restrooms,
    furnishing and equipment, etc.). Maintains equipment, supplies and materials
    by frequent cleaning, proper storage.

Education Qualifications
  • None required High School diploma or GED preferred

Experience Qualifications
  • 6 months of related housekeeping experience or customed service experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize work assignment and uses time efficiently
  • Demonstrates business communications skills including reading and understanding written and oral instructions and be able to follow work schedules
  • Must be able to successfully complete in-service orientation and continuing education training programs
  • Observes and practices standard precautions and hospital established safety regulations and procedures
  • Learns and practices aseptic cleaning techniques and isolation cleaning procedures

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:
  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination


Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.