Environmental Services - Housekeeper I

3 weeks ago
Job ID
# Positions
Food Services/Housekeeping/EVS
Hours per pay period
Shift Start & End Time
Scheduled days of the week
USD $11.54/Hr.
USD $16.47/Hr.


In Central Oregon you will find some of the finest places for paddling, hiking, cycling, golfing and dining al fresco in the warmer months. In winter, areas of the High Desert turn into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating.  Whatever the season, Central Oregon is home to some of the country's top craft breweries, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, and world-class restaurants to please every lifestyle and budget.


St. Charles Health System is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,600 caregivers/employees at four hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics. We offer a wide variety of exciting clinical and non-clinical career paths for talented individuals.  We are seeking individuals with a passion for delivering exceptional care and service and who are looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic and talented team of caregivers.


The Environmental Services Housekeeper I maintains cleanliness of assigned interior areas of the hospital with the highest degree of accuracy and attention to detail to ensure patient and caregiver safety are maintained.  The Environmental Services Attendant creates a comfortable environment for patients and guests by greeting everyone while protecting privacy.  This position does not directly supervise any other caregivers.


(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)


Inspects assigned areas during shift for cleanliness and then makes proper corrections in order to insure sanitation for assigned areas. Follows guidelines and job standards established by department management and hospital to ensure facility cleanliness and sanitary guidelines are adhered to.


Performs cleaning tasks as described in the task list. Must always follow the SCHS Environmental Services Standards for cleaning.


Cleans toilets, basins, showers, bathtubs, walls, furniture, fixtures, doors, stairways, halls and other related interior furnishings by using appropriate cleaning supplies and procedures.

Sweeps, cleans, mops, scrubs and dust floors of assigned areas.


Transport, remove and dispose of soiled linen, trash and bio-medical waste appropriately. Remove empty boxes and place in appropriate designated areas.


Labels and removes infectious waste bags and containers.

Maintains adequate stock of supplies in assigned areas and transports custodial supplies and equipment to and from storage and work areas.


Operates, cleans and maintains equipment, cart, and industrial vacuums.  Reports concerns to appropriate person(s) to insure equipment is functional and ready for use


Fosters and maintains positive working relationships and cooperative work environment with patients, guests and other caregivers.

Participates in Quality Improvement activities as required to improve the environment for SCHS patients, staff and visitors.


Reports needed repairs and/or services to hospital facilities per SCHS guidelines.


Performs special cleaning projects, as needed.  May be assigned to perform various types of floor care.


Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.


Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate



High school diploma or GED preferred (equivalent education and experience will be considered)




Personal Protective Equipment:

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.



Prior janitorial/housekeeping experience preferred.




Ability to effectively interact and communicate with internal and external customers/patients/family members

Strong team working and collaborative skills

Ability to multi-task and work independtly. 

Attention to detail. 

Basic experience in computer applications necessary to record time, obtain work directions, and complete assigned CBL’s. 

Read and interpret department instructions, labels, manuals and work instructions to perform required housekeeping duties.

Ability to follow verbal and written communications in order to complete duties and assignments

Basic math skills in order to calculate concentrate and solution mixtures


Position Specific:

Ability operate cleaning equipment and use approved cleaning solutions

Physical Requirements

Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-25 pounds.

Occasionally (25%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle, using clear and audible speaking voice and ability to hear normal speech level.

Rarely (10%): Keyboard operation.

Never (0%): Ability to hear whispered speech level.

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Occasionally (25%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP


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