Mount Sinai Careers

Housekeeping Aide

Astoria, New York
Support Services

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Under close supervision and in accordance with defined procedures and established schedules and assignments, performs a variety of comprehensive housekeeping cleaning duties throughout the entire hospital complex on a daily basis. Interact with all patients, visitors and staff in a pleasant, customer friendly manner, assisting them when possible, or referring them to someone who can.
  • Thoroughly clean, and make up beds in patient rooms after patient discharge.
  • Clean sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, mirrors, wall & floor vents, and wall mounted light fixtures. 
  • Dust, damp wipe, and polish furniture, telephone, TV sets, etc.
  • Scrub, strip and apply finishing products (wax) to floors using floor scrubbing machine and low speed floor machines.
  • Collect regulated and non-regulated medical waste from work assignment areas and deposit in designated pickup areas 
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Any other related duties as assigned
High School Diploma

Must be able to read and understand hazard communication labels and instructions for use on various cleaning chemicals; and be able to understand in-service training programs that address infection control issues. Rudimentary/conversational English language skills are necessary, especially for in-service training programs.

Six months of practical experience is preferred; however, willingness to undergo on-the-job training and participation in in-service training programs will suffice.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 
Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans