The laundry worker will wash and dry linen and residents’ clothes. He/She will see that all clean linen is returned to the linen storage area as quickly as possible. He/She will see that residents’ clothes are promptly returned to the owners, are properly identified and report losses and damages of residents’ laundry. It is his/her duty to remove lint from tumblers and clean laundry. He/She maintains an inventory of linens and laundry supplies.
The laundry worker is responsible to the Administrator and the facility.
Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
1. Previous experience preferable but not essential.
2. Worker receives on-the-job training with supervision.
3. Must have an understanding of standard procedures used in laundry services for residents and in caring for clothes, linens, equipment and supplies.
4. Has an interest in learning, ability to cooperate, and is willing to work under supervision.
5. Must work scheduled hours and may work weekends and holidays.
6. Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening examination.
1. To execute duties under the direction and supervision of the Laundry Department supervisor, the Director of Nursing and/or the Administrator, according to assignment.
2. Must have a genuine interest in working with geriatrics.
3. Must be willing to handle soiled, dirty laundry.
4. Must perform repetitive tasks on a continuous basis.
5. Has the ability to work well with co-workers.
6. Must maintain laundry area in a clean and orderly condition.
7. Works under close supervision, performing routine, standardized tasks.
8. Performs other tasks as assigned.
9. Attends required staff in—services, meetings, orientation, and continuing education activities as required.
10. Is aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
11. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental,supportive and calm manner.
12. Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
13. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.
14. Keep laundry off floor.
15. Functions related to the equipment and supplies:
a. Practice economy in use of supplies and equipment. Use only the amount of detergent as recommended by the manufacturer.
b. Clean filters and replace in washing machines after each load.
c. Remove lint from dryer filter after each load is dried.
d. Routine cleaning of all equipment. Keep laundry clean.
e. Maintain inventory of laundry supplies, detergent, bleach, starch, etc., reporting to Administrator any items needed.
f. Report to Administrator any broken or defective equipment promptly.
g. Do not overload the equipment, due to impairing efficiency.
h. Check linen storage to be sure adequate amount, of linen is available for resident care.
i. Fold any clean laundry that might have been left by another shift and return linen to proper
j. Continuously wash soiled linens and dry laundry and return to proper location to complete all laundry and have available for use.