Laundry Aide

Americare Pittsburg, KS

Position Summary:

Responsible for complete linen supply and maintenance of laundry under general supervision.

Functions of The Job:Essential Functions:In General:

* Maintain a continuous flow of clean linen to wards as needed. Also, pick-up of soiled linen.

* Keep laundry room clean at all times.

* Maintain laundry storage area in an orderly fashion.

* Wash, dry, fold , hang and distribute residents' personal clothing and linens.

* Ensure work area and equipment are maintained in a sanitary and safe manner.

* Assist in maintaining neatness and straightening of clothing drawers and closets.

* Follow departmental policies and procedures .

Physical:

* Lifting.

* Ability to sort soiled items for washing .

* Ability to place soiled items into washer.

* Ability to remove washed items from washer and place into dryer.

* Ability to remove items from dryer and fold items .

* Hoving, Bending , Pushing/Pulling .

* Ability to ambulate from one work area to another on a timely basis for accomplishment of task( s).

* Ability to bend to pick up , replace, check objects .

* Ability to observe lint receptacles for safety.

Sensory Requirements:

* Auditory.

* Resident request.

* Consultation with laundry supply delivery personnel, staff, visitors, representatives,

* Visual.

* Observe checks, areas requiring safety

* Observe controls on machines .

* Distinguish among labels on residents' clothing (names , washing instructions).

* Observe and distinguish among cleaning product labels

* Verbal.

* Communicate effectively with residents, visitors , and staff.

* Communicate effectively with supply representatives and delivery personnel.

Position Qualification Requirements:

* Knowledge of laundry care and maintenance and ability to anticipate laundry needs .

* Ability to cooperate with fellow workers.

* Grade school education .