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Laundry Aide

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is energetic, organized and has strong multitasking abilities. Laundry Aides should be committed to learning and complying with OSHA standards for nursing homes. This position requires a candidate that is quick to learn. Candidates should be able and willing to help in any area of the housekeeping or laundry department as needed. This position will report to the Director of Housekeeping and Laundry and by applying for the position you recognize that nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time. You may be asked to help in other areas of the building as needed for the optimal performance of your building/department and the well-being of our residents.
Essential Job Functions
As Laundry Aide in a Grace Management Services facility you must be able to perform the following essential functions as demonstrated by the ability to:
Maintain a steady work pace to produce an adequate supply of clean garments and linens.
Place garments and linens in drum of electrically powered washer.
Identify and report any malfunctions in laundry equipment.
Prevent the spread of infection through proper handling, storage, washing and transporting of all garments and linens.
Add soap and other solutions to laundry.
Operate an automated laundry solution dispensing system.
Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer.
Hang, fold and stack garments and linens.
Report any garments or linens in ill repair to supervisor.
Distribute clothes to residents' rooms.
Observe infection control procedures as they pertain to the Laundry Department.
Sort clothing as directed.
Clean and maintain the laundry room in an orderly fashion.
Follow OSHA regulations as they pertain to the Laundry Department.
Attend in-service training programs for laundry employees.
Notify supervisor of supplies and linens needed.
Assist with housekeeping duties.
Job Qualifications
Ability to read, speak and understand English
All candidates must be proficient in basic computer programs and must be able to correspond timely through e-mail or other forms of technical communication as needed to successfully complete the requirements for this job. Employees are required to complete monthly on-line education courses to keep our team members knowledgeable on the latest information and regulations.
By completing the application for this position, you acknowledge that you feel comfortable meeting these qualifications.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here 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.
Individuals may be required to:
Sit or stand for extended periods of time
Reach above shoulder heights, below waist or lift as required to complete the job responsibilities
Proper lifting techniques, ability to read computer screens and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are required
Must be able to lift 35 50 pounds. Raising objects from lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This requirement occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Must be able to balance, climb, crouch, grasp, kneel, pull, push, reach, stand and stoop adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to hear, smell, feel and speak adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must be able to work inside and outside with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.


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