Unit Support Assistant - Housekeeper

Position: Unit Support Assistant - Housekeeper

Job ID: 151340

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Hospitality & Housekeeping

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 3:30p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.


We are searching for a Housekeeping Unit Support Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position you will be responsible for performing routine housekeeping duties and responding to emergency calls for cleanup of spills in assigned areas in accordance with standard operating and approved infection control procedures. We are looking for someone with customer service skills who will exhibit professional behavior through personal work ethic, teamwork, and effective communication skills.


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Responsibilities :

  • Performs cleaning duties in assigned areas on a daily basis according to standard operating and approved infection control procedures
  • Dispenses cleaning chemicals according to manufacturers’ recommendations
  • Utilizes cleaning chemicals according to their appropriate applications using the manufacturers’ recommended specifications
  • Assists in the cleaning of emergency spills as observed or on request and responds within five minutes utilizing prescribed methods
  • Identifies and appropriately reports space quality deficiencies throughout hospital properties according to departmental procedures, such as Work Orders or Maintenance Checklist. Ensures that deficiencies have been addressed
  • Ensures effective communication and work flow for responsibilities in assigned area as demonstrated by maintaining good rapport and cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Follows departmental communication plan to ensure accurate understanding and appropriate response to information related to job performance and employee expectations
  • If assigned, locates, visually inspects, tests functionality, and cleans patient equipment
  • Locates and cleans patient equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, carts, IV poles, refrigerators, etc.) using appropriate cleaning techniques


  • One (1) year of experience in environmental services in healthcare, hospitality, or contract cleaning service
  • High school diploma or equivalent may be substituted for experience
  • Prior hospital experience in environmental services is preferred
  • Knowledge of standard housekeeping procedures to include cleaning and use of cleaning products, sanitizing, and chemical safety practices
  • Ability to use standard cleaning and floor equipment
  • Ability to communicate with staff, patients, and families effectively
  • Requires satisfactory completion of departmental training classes for Unit Support Assistants

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