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Housekeeper - Richmond State Hospital

Date Posted:  Nov 6, 2019
Requisition ID:  22043

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


A Housekeeper performs general cleaning duties in state agencies, facilities or offices ranging in size.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Cleans restrooms, sinks and mirrors;
  • Mops and waxes floors;
  • Dusts and polishes furniture;
  • Washes windows, blinds and walls;
  • Distributes paper towels, bathroom tissue, paper cups, cleansing agents, etc;
  • Requisitions, distributes and stores supplies;
  • Reports needed repairs of equipment and facility;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

  • Working knowledge of the proper care of, and ability to use, cleaning equipment such as mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners, power scrubbers, polishers and buffers;
  • Working knowledge of the variety and uses of cleaning and sanitizing agents;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Assists in training new employees and complete necessary reports and order forms;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Difficulty of Work:

A Housekeeper works under moderate supervision with very little opportunity to deviate from established guidelines. Duties are routine in nature and performed on a daily basis or on a regular schedule. This individual is responsible for the proper care and use of cleaning tools and equipment including some electrically operated devices.

Physical Effort:
Depending on the duties performed or environment setting, frequent walking, standing, climbing stairs or ladders, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and/or similar movements may be involved.
This role requires the ability to lift/transport items up to 50 lbs with or without the assistance of equipment.
This role may experience long periods of repetitive movements requiring stamina.
This role requires the use limbs/fingers to easily perform manual functions. Equipment used may include the operation of complex manual and electric powered equipment or hand-tools.
Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a standard office environment.
This role performs work outdoors and exposure to various outdoor weather conditions, rough terrain and wildlife may occur.
There is potential for exposure to hazardous materials on site and/or in the lab.
This role requires the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary.

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana