Website Christian Care Retirement Community
The overall purpose of the Laundry Aide position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Laundry Department in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our facility, as directed by the Director of Laundry Services, 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.
- High school education or equivalent is preferred.
- Experience in a long-term care or healthcare laundry department is preferred
- Ability to read, write and speak the English language is preferred
- Collect soiled laundry, linen, garments, etc. and place in appropriate containers or assigned areas.
- Sort soiled laundry, linen, garments, etc. and separate those items that require special stain removal/treatment.
- Assures effective laundering by loading machine to proper weight and/or level, setting proper cycle, dispensing proper detergents and/or chemicals, etc.
- Transfers laundered items, in sanitized container to dryers.
- Counts, folds, stacks, and hangs dried items properly.
- Press/iron garments as instructed.
- Using proper equipment, distributes personal laundry to residents daily or as instructed.
- Cleans and disinfects floors, appliances, folding tables, carts and all laundry.
- areas in accordance with established cleaning schedules and procedures.
- Assures that sanitation and quality standards are met.
- Assures proper storage of supplies and informs Director when supplies are needed.
- Check lint after every load and clean if necessary.
- Assures that equipment is cleaned and in good repair.
- Identifies and reports unsafe work conditions and safety hazards.
- Report all concerns and/or complaints made by a resident or their family members to the Director of Laundry Services or Administrator.
- Attend department staff meetings scheduled to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or the improvement of service.
- Comply with work assignments to expedite work.
- Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility’s Quality Assurance Program for the Laundry Department.
- Assure that infection control, universal precautions, and isolation precautions are practiced when performing laundry procedures.
- Follow established policies governing the use and disposal of personal protective equipment.
- Has reviewed and understands the facility’s Policies and Procedures for Abuse Prevention and knows the employee’s responsibility to enforce it.
- Performs other reasonably related tasks as assigned.
- Attend in-service, educational, and on-the-job training programs as directed.
- Maintain the confidentiality of resident information.
- Honor the resident’s personal and property rights
- Knock before entering resident’s room.
- May be required to communicate via telephone and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff, residents and their families and any outside customers.
- The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Frequently required to sit, stand, bend, and walk.
- Required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision and depth perception and ability to adjust focus
- Consistent and regular attendance. May be required to work weekends, holidays or other shifts.
- Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
- Must function independently, have work flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively and harmoniously with residents, family members, and co-workers in a person centered care environment.
- Ability to communicate with Laundry personnel and other department personnel.
- Is subject to exposure of infectious waste and disease, including, but not limited to the AIDS (HIV) and Hepatitis B viruses.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and interruptions throughout the work day.
To apply for this job please visit christiancarerc.org.