Northwell Health Housekeeping/Environmental Service Worker in Syosset, New York

Req Number 001ZKX

Job Description

In the role of Housekeeping Aide, you will perform cleaning duties as well as other tasks performed by the Environmental Services Department, as well as, adhere to NS-LIJHS/departmental policies and procedures and JCAHO/regulatory agency requirements.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs all cleaning functions following established procedures in a timely fashion.

  • Uses properly labeled cleaning supplies for each job as instructed.

  • Maintains tools and equipment in good condition, uses supplies economically.

  • Cleans beds, blinds, ceilings, light fixtures, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, walls, windows, wall tiles, ceiling & wall vents, televisions, etc following established procedures.

  • Washes and hangs draperies and cubicle curtains.

  • Washes and polishes furniture and metal.

  • Sweeps walkways and outside perimeter of facility (where currently applicable)

  • Sweeps, mops, strips, scrubs, vacuums, and buffs floors.

  • Replenishes liquid soap, paper towels and toilet tissue.

  • Moves furniture from one area in facility to another (where currently applicable). May be asked to move furniture to outside storage facility. Distributes clean linen carts. Picks up soiled linen and delivers to linen department.

  • Collects garbage, cleans and re-lines trash receptacles with plastic liners.

  • Transports garbage to designated area and disposes non-infectious waste appropriately.

  • Deposits Red Bags-Infectious Waste, in holding cart in cautious manner.

  • Transports Red-Bag garbage to Sani-Pak area and inserts into Sani-Pak. Operates Sani-Pak receptacle, where applicable.

  • Moves all furniture and replaces same after carpet installations, in preparation to strip, seal or wax floors or when a department is relocating (where currently applicable).

  • Moves all of the aforementioned as necessary for the smooth and efficient flow of any required work to be performed and replaces same.

  • Sets up and breaks down tables, chairs, lecture podiums, etc. according to specifications.

  • Removes trash before setting up next function/meeting


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, preferred.

  • Minimum of one year (1) experience in an industrial or hospital setting, preferred.

  • Communicate effectively in English (speaking and reading).

  • Demonstrated competency in the use of all types of buffing and scrubbing machines, vacuum cleaners and extractor machines. Demonstrated competency in the use of "Sani-Pak" and cardboard baling machine, where applicable.

  • Must be able to lift/carry fifteen (15) pounds.

  • Must be able to ambulate, up and down stairs and bend at knees repeatedly during shift in the performance of cleaning duties.

Our Culture   


Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us:

Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.