There are stark differences in the cleaning job offered for a typical office and a medical office. A medical office cleaning job requires thorough disinfection in every nook and cranny of the office. A cleaner has to put more effort in killing the germs on spaces in the office where patients come into contact with, so that contamination is stopped.
The main task of the cleaner in the waiting room is to empty the waste basket, throw all the trash out, and arrange all the magazine in the rack. You can sweep the waiting room’s floor for any dust and trash if it is not carpeted. For floors that are carpeted, it can be vacuumed for any trash and dust to keep it clean for the patients and visitors. However the cleaning of the medical office waiting area, goes beyond that and there are actually more things that has to be done.
Starting with the reading materials given to the patients while they are waiting, these should be wrapped in plastic sleeves. A reading material wrapped in plastic sleeve, before placed in the rack, should be thoroughly disinfected. The rack containing all of the reading materials must be free from any viruses and germs and must be disinfected, so that it would not infect other people.
Only once in a month are the waiting area furniture cleaned up. In case of the medical office, the waiting area furniture has to be cleaned at the end of each day. All of the benches, chairs, and tables should be cleaned and be free from any germs and viruses. The goal here is to prevent a possible contamination and infection of the patients that are visiting the medical office the next. Disinfection is even done to the plants that are placed in the waiting area. The wiping and spraying of a disinfectant prevents any germs and viruses to multiply in any part of the plant.
The floors of the medical office should be tiled for it to be swept and then mopped from any dirt easily. Carpeted floors are harder to get cleaned up from germs and viruses. The tile should be the flooring for a medical office.
There are airborne germs and viruses that might be present in the medical office, so the filters for the air condition has to function really well to keep any contamination and infection.
Things like vials and syringes, which are disposable, are not to be used again and should be put in the garbage. Special treatment is applied to the disposal of the infectious waste, so a separate container should be available and prepared for these waste to be properly dealt with.