Job Description

The Janitor performs in a variety of environmental service duties to maintain the hospital in a neat, orderly, sanitary and safe condition. Performs floor care, cleans dusts and service patient rooms, bathrooms, restrooms, Nurse's Station and other Hospital and Care Center areas. Cleans and polishes furniture, desks and mirrors; picks up trash and performs other related duties.

Maintains the floor areas by:

  1. Stripping

  2. Waxing and buffing

  3. Vacuums and shampoos carpets

  4. Dust mops and wet mops tile floors


Performs a variety of environmental service duties:

  1. Cleans

  2. Dusts

  3. Services patient rooms and bathrooms

  4. Restrooms

  5. Nurses station

  6. Cleans and polishes furniture, desks and mirrors

  7. Picks up trash, linens, biohazard materials, hazardous materials, and performs other related duties

  8. Performs floor care, including stripping, waxing and buffing, vacuuming, shampooing carpets and wet mopping floors

  9. Other Hospital and Care Center Areas as assigned

Maintains age specific precautions for pediatric through elderly patients in the performance of work. Demonstrates knowledge of neonate (birth to 28 days), infant (28 days to one year), pediatric (1 to 12 years), adolescent (13 to 17 years), adult (18 to 70 years), and geriatric (71+ years), age-specific differences when communicating with patients and family, as evidenced by age-appropriate language, inflection and volume.

Performs routine cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units, departments, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, windows, outside areas, etc.

Transports trash, linens and biohazardous waste to appropriate area using appropriate containers and PPE.

Stocks and restocks closets, carts, supply room, patient and non-patient areas.

Maintains patient/employee confidentiality.

Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.

Maintains equipment.


Minimum Education:

High school graduate or equivalent preferred


Minimum Experience/Skills:

Ability to read and write English and to follow oral instructions

Janitorial/housekeeping experience in a healthcare facility required

Able to perform basic mathematical calculations


Physical Demands:

Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking

Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds and over, 50% of the time

Frequent reach, turn, twist, push and pull

Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

Manual dexterity and mobility

Ability to move quickly


Vision Requirements:

Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties


Working Conditions:

Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases

Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)

Subject to irregular hours

Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries

Able to work in spite of frequent interruptions

High exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens





Company Description
A little about us, with over 600 employees and in a growth mode, Oak Valley Hospital District is a full service, non-profit public hospital created to provide residents of Oakdale and the surrounding rural communities, with access to superior quality medical care. We also operate four community health centers providing primary care medical services and plan to expand this business as well. As an organization we take care of nearly 90,000 patients a year.

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