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    These positions are located at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, IA. The purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety of Healthcare Housekeeping work that requires substantial physical effort to operate and adjust heavy duty cleaning equipment, and apply significant knowledge of infection control and hazardous waste procedures.


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    Responsibilities

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    The housekeeping aides who maintain VA facilities for Veterans and their families are essential to the patient care experience at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A VA healthcare career as a housekeeping aide means working alongside other Veterans, who make up 85 percent of the housekeeping staff.

    As a Housekeeping Aid, you will perform a full range of light and heavy cleaning duties and routine housekeeping duties. Veterans rely on the skills of these professionals to keep patient areas clean and safe by addressing spills quickly, discarding trash, installing light bulbs in halls and rooms, and vacuuming and polishing floors.

    Duties include cleaning wards, patient rooms, storerooms, offices, corridors, restrooms, shower rooms, and other areas. Housekeeping Aids sweep, mop, scrub (machine) floors, vacuum carpets and upholstered furniture, empty waste baskets, clean light globes and Venetian blinds, wash walls, windows and ceilings by climbing small ladders, refill toilet tissue and towel dispensers and move furniture. Housekeeping Aids carry out assignments with minimal supervision.

    Work Schedule: 7:00am to 3:30pm (part-time; days off to be determined); 3:30pm to midnight, Monday through Friday; and 1:30pm to 10:00pm, Monday through Friday.

    Recruitment & Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    2

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539608400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.