Janitor Skilled Nursing - Assisted Living

Job Description



Basic Purpose of Janitor Skilled Nursing - Assisted Living Position:

The purpose of the Janitor Skilled Nursing - Assisted Living is to provide cleaning services throughout the facility to ensure a clean, neat environment for residents, employees and visitors.


Employment Classification:  Non-Exempt


Professional Requirements Janitor Skilled Nursing - Assisted Living

  1. Prior janitorial/cleaning experience preferred.


Position Requirements Janitor Skilled Nursing- Assisted Living

  1. Good verbal communication skills in English.
  2. Previous institutional cleaning experience preferred.
  3. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with customers including residents, family members, visitors, facility employees, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  4. Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.
  5. Must possess a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  6. Must commit to the Mission and Core Values of the organization.


Reports To:  Environmental Services Supervisor


Duties and Responsibilities Janitor Skilled Nursing Assisted Living

  1. Must commit to the Mission and Core Values of the organization and promote facility in a positive manner.
  2. Collects and disposes of garbage bags and recycling bins from nursing units, offices and other areas.
  3. Cleans and removes garbage from outside smoking areas.
  4. Sweeps and mops hallways and areas of facility not cleaned by housekeepers
  5. Cleans nurses’ station, offices, break rooms and other areas not cleaned by housekeepers.
  6. Cleans and restocks common area restrooms not cleaned by housekeepers.
  7. Cleans and vacuums stairways.
  8. Picks up garbage in outside areas of campus such as parking lots, walkways and gardens.
  9. Other duties as assigned by Housekeeping Supervisor or Administrator.


Physical Demands of Janitor Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Position

The essential functions of this position require the following physical abilities:

  1. Standing and/or walking very frequently.  Sitting occasionally.
  2. Using hands to finger, handle or feel very frequently.
  3. Reaching with hands and arms very frequently, pushing/pulling very frequently.
  4. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling very frequently.
  5. Talking and/or hearing frequently.
  6. Tasting and/or smelling frequently.
  7. Lifting up to 50 pounds frequently.
  8. Lifting garbage bags overhead into large bin intermittently.
  9. Close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth perception in vision; ability to adjust focus.


Risks/Exposure/Limitations janitor Skilled Nursing Assisted Living

  1. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
  2. May be subject to frequent interruptions.
  3. May be subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
  4. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
  5. May be subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
  6. May be subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.


Acknowledgement Janitor Skilled Nursing Assisted Living


I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein.  I hereby accept the position as defined and agree to perform the identified essential functions in accordance with the facility’s established policies and procedures. 


I understand that my employment is at-will, and thereby understand that my employment may be terminated at-will either by the facility or myself and that such termination can be made with or without notice.