The incumbent serves as a Laundry worker (dryer) charged with the operation of a variety of laundry production equipment for the North Little Rock Campus. Major duties of this position include but are not limited to: Cross-trained in all techniques and procedures used within the TCPF in the event of staffing shortages or unforeseen workload and works under strict time frames and deadlines due to patient workload. Selects the correct linen to be dried to ensure linen flow on the production floor is continuous. Responsible for correct operations of the dryers, small washer, pneumatic lift system, garment finisher and timely delivery of finished textiles when required. Display sound judgement in monitoring the work flow for textile processing tasks through communication with the linen clerk, laundry work leaders and laundry supervisors, to determine and communicate linen needs to the washman in a timely manner. Serves as an operator. Understands Infection Control measures are to be maintained between soiled side operations and clean textiles, and uses proper aseptic techniques including proper hand hygiene. Works in a safe manner, adhering to established safety policies and reporting any hazardous or potential hazardous conditions to management. Ensures continuous and safe operations; incumbent will follow all infection control, OSHA requirements and Joint commission guidelines when staging washed carts, loading and unloading washer/ extractors, small washers, dryers, and garment finisher. Safeguards textile equipment, materials and supplies for his/her assigned area. Understands various chemical agents used by the TCPF to ensure they are properly used to prevent damage to linens, uniforms and any other textiles processed. Responds to changing linen requirements, as necessary. Assists with the test piece program by delivering the test piece to the washman after each load processed. Inspectors and packages for all Operating and Sterile Procedure linen. Operates side equipment, including garment finisher, small washer, large and small dryers, spreader/feeder/ironer/folder, stacker conveyor, small and large piece folders, and how to operate the light table. Basic knowledge of the operating principles of commercial washing, and knowledge to select the correct wash formula from the provided chart for the selected wash load, and basic knowledge of the cart wash operation system, water and air systems to identify proper operations and procedures, to shut down the equipment if a malfunction occurs. Operates the lift and rail system to correctly direct the proper linen pulled from washer/extractors to appropriate rail storage, to be dried or ironed. Read and understand written direction, to be able to carry out VA policies and procedures as they are related to the job. Receiving, weighing, and marking soiled linen and apparel for transport. Receives and adheres to specific instructions for each new task. Work Schedule: Full time, rotating shift tour of duty; Subject to change based on the needs of the Agency Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD04521A Physical Requirements: Standing and/or walking continuously on concrete floors. Requires certain amount of quickness in hand and arm movements to meet production standards. Frequently lift bundles weighing tip to 11 kilograms (25 pounds); however, in receiving and shipping, occasional lifting of bulk bundles weighing over 14 kilograms (30 pounds) is required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.