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Hospital Cleaner

Cleaner mopping floors
Hospital Cleaners play a vital role in infection control in hospitals, ensuring that hospitals are safe and hygienic for all patients and staff.

Need a reasonable level of physical fitness.


Role Description:

  • Hospital Cleaners play a vital role in infection control in hospitals, ensuring that hospitals are safe and hygienic for all patients and staff. They use products and perform cleaning procedures to set infection control standards to ensure all areas of the hospital are clean. This includes public areas and walkways, operating rooms, patient rooms and bathrooms.

Where you might work:

  • You will most likely work in a hospital or aged care setting.

Personal attributes:

  • This role will require a reasonable level of physical fitness as you will be undertaking manual handling tasks. You should be able to closely follow instructions and have attention to detail.

Salary:

  • Middle of the range salary for Commercial Cleaners*wqa in Australia: $46,540 before taxes
    (Reference: www.joboutlook.gov.au)

Employment rates:

  • 136,000 job openings for Commercial Cleaners* over 5 years in Australia (that’s about 27,200 a year!)
    (Reference: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2018.)

Industry growth:

  • Commercial Cleaners* grew moderately over the past 5 years in Australia and is expected to grow over the next 5 years: from 164,500 in 2018 to 170,600 by 2023.
    (Reference: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2018.)

    *Commercial Cleaners comprise of Cleaners who clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises.


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Career Pathway - Health Services Operations

Health services operations includes non-direct patient support. It is an important area for the efficient and effective running of health services.