Laundry Wash Person

Job Number 66332
Posted 9/10/2019
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Laundry ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Part-time
Shift Day
Hours 0500-1230, or 0730-1600
Job Details

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: Operates Laundry equipment to weigh and wash linens so that patient care needs for linen throughout AR Gould, (including the Aroostook Health Center Nursing Home) and associated Doctor's offices can be met.


1. Goes to patient care areas and picks up soiled linen, pushing and pulling laundry carts.

2. Weighs linen according to procedure.

3. Records laundry weights and other required documentation, must be able to count and to add/subtract.

4. Sorts linen according to type of linen and heaviness of soil.

5. Loads and unloads washers using correct poundage.

6. Loads dryers by drying like linens together using correct poundage.

7. Changes out chemicals for washers.

8. Cleans laundry room and related equipment.

9. Keeps the Wash Room organized.

10. May fill in for Laundry Aid, drying, folding, and distributing clean linens.

11. Must be able to work with laundry and cleaning detergents.

12. Handles clean and soiled linens according to procedure.

13. Must be able to follow established safety methods and procedures as outlined in

organizational and department policies.

14. Maintains professional and dignified behavior.


  1. Performs other work related duties as assigned.
  2. May be asked to assist in the Housekeeping or Food Service Department.



Mainly works day shift, may be required to stay over if needed. Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed.


1. High School diploma or G.E.D. preferred.

2. No experience required

3. Requires verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

4. Should be able to follow oral and written instructions


1. Standing. 6-8 hours/day.

2. Walking. 1-4 hours/day

3. Lifting. 50lbs with good body mechanics.

4. Twisting. Moderate, 130-480 or greater twists/day.

5. Bending. Moderate: 130-480 bends /day.

6. Squatting/Kneeling. 1-3 hours/day need not be continuous.

7. Endurance. Heavy energy requirements.

8. Wrist Position. Moderate deviation.

9. Pinching. Moderate, 130-480 pinches per day.

10. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. Frequent: 3000-4800/day.

11. Manual Dexterity. Gross Dexterity with frequent fine motor movement.

12. Either Handedness. Up to 35% of job cycle.

13. Both Handedness. 60-100% of job cycle time.

14 Sight. Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision.

15. Hearing. Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

16. Speech. Frequent clear speaking ability required.

17. Exposure to Infection. Frequent exposure to infections.


1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 – 80+?F.

2. Noise. Frequent exposure to voices, bells, routine noises, and regularly fairly loud

sounds from the laundry washers.

3. WorkingwithOthers. Close association is frequent and compromises a good portion of the job.

4. ConfinedSpacesorCrampedBodyPositions. Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (1hour per week).

5. BodyInjuries. Exposure to circumstances, which may cause minor injuries:

superficial cuts, mild blows, sprains, slips, burns/heat and chemical etc. Moderate likelihood of minor injuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury that could cause deep cuts, fractures, or permanent disabling injuries.

6. MovingObjects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

7. ToxicConditions. Moderate likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8. RoleAmbiguity. The flow and amount of linen to be processed often sets the pace.


1. Problem-Solving Skills. Moderate problem-solving skills required.

2. Judgment/Assessment. Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3. Reading/Comprehension. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 7 level of instructions.

4. Math/Arithmetic. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform fractions.


1.ComposureUnderWorkingConditions (including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relation­ships with patients, staff, and visitors.

2.CopingSkillsforStressesAssociatedwithIllness,Disability,Dyingand/orDeath. Works around persons, who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying, on an infrequent basis. Must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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