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Environmental Housekeeper


Environmental Housekeeper - Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Responsible for the daily operation of the Xenex disinfection device in patient and non-patient areas.

Essential Functions

  • Operates the Xenex disinfection touch-free device in patient areas, occupied patient restrooms, operating rooms, and ancillary rooms following proper operating and safety procedures.
  • Assists Environmental Workers when needed in performing 7-step patient room cleaning and trains team members on cleaning procedures as needed\
  • Adhere to and train team members to effectively communicate with patients, visitors and customers using appropriate designated scripting and engagement techniques.
  • Takes a proactive approach to maintaining the identified patient and non-patient areas that need attention in order to be compliant with all mandated and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Reports defective or unsafe equipment to the appropriate department and is responsible for transporting broken items to the appropriate designated locations so as to expedite repairs
  • Maintains work area in a safe manner by utilizing appropriate safety systems to protect patients, guests, and team members.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment in a clean and functional condition at all times
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Must have a good working knowledge of computer systems to include Microsoft Office programs, Bed Management System or other related computer systems used in the daily functions of the department.
  • Adheres to all Standards of Precaution, SDS and Hand Hygiene directives.
  • Collects and disposes of regular and bio-medical waste.
  • Must complete all mandatory training as designated and required. Attendance of in-services as required.
  • Participates in departmental quality assurance and improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Must be able to maintain productivity and volume standards established for the assigned facility.
  • Keeps current with all policies and procedures of the hospital and the department.


  • Possesses the necessary skills to read and recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers, write simple correspondence, and respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.
  • Must have good working knowledge and be capable of accessing and using all department related computer systems.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.


  • Must complete required mandatory educational training. Completion of Xenex certification within 30 days of hire.


  • One (1) year of Customer Service experience in a related field and One (1) year of Environmental Services.


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