• Support Services
  • Charlotte Hall, MD, USA
  • Full Time

The personal clothing worker performs a variety of task, sucb  as collectong solied personal clothing from the desgnated area, loading and unloading the washers and dryers to process the personal clothing, folding or handling the personal clothing and delivering the personal clothing back to a designated area.  They are also responsible for re-marking clothing with the names of appropriate residents and for organizing all unmarked clothing for quick return to the residents.

Some previous experience is preferabble, but on site training is provided.  They must be able to work in a health care environment, especially on the patient units and conduct themselves properly.


Essential functions of the job

The ability fo follow instructions is essential

The ability to prioritize work assignments in order to complete task in a timley manner.

The ability to lift 20-30 pound bags or soiled personal clothing to the washer for loading a minimum of 10 times per day.

The ability to bend and remove personal clothing from folding bin and reach to place on a rack minimum of 50-100 times a day.

The ability to push 12 bushel linen cart or a personal clothing rack filled with clothes in and out of an elevator and to specific units.

Must be able to undestand basic infection control procedures.

The ability to handle chemicals safely and properly.

Must be able to respond to the paging systme in the appropriate manner.

Must be able to communicate wiht family members and residens when personal cothing questions arise.

The ability to function wiht mimimum supervision.

Must have knowlege of all department equipment.

Must be able to identify printed names of clothing.

Must be able to work on cumputer oprerated washing machines and dryers

The ability to report any maintenance problems.

The ability to deal with family members and staff members in a professional and courteous manner.

Perform all duties as assigned.


Working conditions

Stands, Walks and bends most of the shift. Works in clean and well lit and well venitlated are, usually seperated for the normal folding area.  Must be able to interact with other people on the init.  Must be cautious while working to avoid cuts, springs and other injuries.  Exhibit proper caution and care when floors are wet or slippery.  Exposure to sharp objects and hazardous materials.  Involves pushing and puling, carrying bulk groups of of clothing, twisting, bending and reaching from floor to eye level.

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