Linen/Laundry Handler


Date: 1 week ago
City: Baltimore, MD
Contract type: Full time
Collects soiled laundry, sorts and weighs, washes, and dries. Distributes clean linens and maintains stock levels. Makes and repairs a variety of cloth, rubber, and plastic articles such as drapes, instrument wrappers, equipment covers, linens, gowns, and layettes using a sewing machine or by hand


  • Ability to read, write, Required and

  • perform arithmetic calculations. Required

  • Experience

    • Prior work experience not required

    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • Verbal and written communication skills.

      • Basic computer skills preferred.

      • Assists peers as necessary. Performs daily housekeeping duties in area of assignment.

      • Assists with flatwork finishing, shakes out dry, clean laundry, and folds for mangling. Works as a catcher and folder after laundry is pressed.

      • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.

      • Inspects wash at various stages of processing for cleanliness; advises assistants or recommends changes in washing and rinsing procedures to effect a clean and sanitary wash.

      • Keeps records of total weight of what was processed daily for each hospital department for charging purposes. Maintains required records and reports. Checks floor linen supplies and lists linen usage by department.

      • Makes supply packs for departments and puts linen stacks in carts for distribution. Delivers linens to user departments according to pre-established par levels and schedules. Takes supply requests and delivers them.

      • Marks dimensions on cloth or uses patterns to cut out articles. Obtains type and quantity of articles needed. Assembles pieces and sews them together, using a sewing machine or by hand.

      • Measures and alters gowns, uniforms, and other hospital apparel. Keeps a log of completed work and the disposition of unusable materials. Salvages unrepairable items by making smaller articles of lesser size. Cleans and maintains sewing machines and other sewing equipment; keeps sewing room clean.

      • Operates all mechanical equipment in a productive and safe manner. Assists in care and maintenance of department facilities, equipment, and supplies. Helps clean machines and floors, and performs other cleaning assignments.

      • Participates in meetings and on committees.

      • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.

      • Performs other duties as assigned.

      • Receives or collects soiled laundry from various areas of the hospital. Sorts and delivers to soiled linen areas at a pace conducive to keeping washers active. Observes universal precautions in handling of soiled linen, to include isolation of soiled linen, proper attire, and hand-washing.

      • Stacks and delivers pre-established levels of linen or linen carts to storeroom, nursing units, ancillary departments and offsite customers per schedule. Keeps records of linen distribution by department.

      • Washes and dries laundry considering isolation, contamination, water levels, etc. Loads and unloads washing machines and dryers.

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