The Laundry Utility employee performs work involved in the handling and transporting of dirty, wet, and clean laundry articles.
This position reports directly to the Laundry Manager and/or other higher-level management as designated.
This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees.
Assists in handling dirty and/or wet and/or heavy laundry in the laundry room.
Collects dirty laundry at the bottom of the laundry chute and transports same to the laundry room.
Collections dirty laundry from nursing units, when necessary.
Transports clean laundry from laundry room to the nursing units, when necessary.
Cleans and disinfects laundry carts.
Keeps laundry room clean including sweeping floor and removing lint and dirt from behind and under machines.
Cleans lint from exhaust duct work.
Fills in for machine operator when needed.
Performs any other related laundry operation as necessary to maintain production standards.
*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience, which has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities cited below; AND
Must complete Feeding Program training.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to learn and practice the specific instructions and/or guidelines of any assigned equipment and products.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to keep basic records of supplies, activities, and occurrences.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible provided they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made regarding their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Washing machines, dryers, detergent and bleach dispensing machines, hoist to lift laundry bags, and various carts and buggies.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than fifty (50) pounds.
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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving, mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud to loud.
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
FLSA STATUS: FLSA NON-EXEMPT (ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME)
DESIGNATION: CAREER SERVICE
PAY GRADE: GU-01
UNION STATUS: AFSCME GRACEDALE 1435
Part-time employees are not eligible for benefits.