The primary purpose of your job position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Laundry Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and/or the Housekeeping Supervisor, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner, and that an adequate supply of linen is on hand at all times to meet the needs of the residents.
Ensure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.
Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor.
Coordinate daily laundry services with nursing services when performing routine assignments in resident living areas.
Follow established fire safety policies and procedures.
Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical
lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving heavy objects.
Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner. (e.g., dryer lint traps)
Follow proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used in the work area. Refer to material safety data sheets (MSDSs) when necessary.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment and supplies when handling infectious materials.
Keep supervisor informed of supply needs.
Keep work area(s) free of hazardous conditions, i.e., spills, excess laundry carts, baskets, supplies, equipment, etc.
Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary/directed.
Ensure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.
Perform assigned tasks in accordance with established laundry procedures.
During emergency conditions, assure that clean laundry, linen, garments, etc., are distributed to designated areas as instructed.
Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected
health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized
disclosure of such information.
Keeps dryers lint free during shift and clean thoroughly at the end of the shift
Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of laundry areas, for sanitation, order, and safety.
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instructions, etc.
Should be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet