A janitor at a hospital is typically referred to as a “housekeeper” or “environmental services worker”. In a hospital setting, the role of a housekeeper or environmental services worker goes beyond typical janitorial tasks such as cleaning and maintaining the facility.
They also play a key role in preventing infection and disease by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.
This may include sterilizing medical equipment, cleaning patient rooms and bathrooms, and disposing of biohazardous waste. Housekeepers and environmental services workers in hospitals may also receive additional training in infection control and other healthcare-related topics to make sure they are equipped to handle the unique demands of their role.