This position is located at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care Sytem. The Works involves receiving, sorting, and marking soiled linen and apparel; processing flatwork and roughdry item; assembling and issuing clean laundry. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Attention to Detail Creative Thinking Operation of Equipment/Machinery Technical Competence Without more than normal supervision Work Practices Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. ["Major duty include but are not limited to: Knowledge of general hospital textile care work procedures Knowledge of operating commercial laundry tumble dryers, flat work ironer, cross folders, stacker conveyor belts and small folders Determines proper storage of supplies and equipment Linen Distribution Knowledge and ability to perform daily and/or routine maintenance requirements of laundry machinery - i.e. cleaning interior and exterior lint traps on dryers, installing and adjusting ironer aprons and ribbon, waxing ironer, cleaning ironer hood, blowing and vacuuming lint away from ironer motor covers and cleaning interior and exterior of dryers Removing soiled linen from ward areas or clinics using the proper collection methods for handling possible contaminated items. Ability to meet daily production quotas and ensuring that established quality standards for items processed are upheld Keeping equipment clean and properly stored when not in use Follows sanitation and infection control procedures to prevent the spread of bacteria Utilizes appropriate cleaning chemicals and cleaning method procedures Knowledge of and ability to safely operate heat-seal type machinery (for example, Thermopatch and Perma-Print Machines in order to repair and mark health care linens and wearing apparel Delivers clean linen from textile care and delivers linens to using areas either responding to emergency needs and/or on a regular route Adheres to information security laws, regulations and VA policy Demonstrates correct methods and compliance with safety standards, policies, procedures and guidelines Follows regulations on the separation, segregation, storage, transportation and disposal of all medical wastes and ensures compliance with EPA, DOT and OSHA regulations Adheres to wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE) Follows medical center and patient privacy regulations Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD25459A Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Incumbent is required to walk, reach, bend and stand for long periods of time. Dexterity of body and hands is essential as the position entails continuous use of quick hand and arm movement. Incumbent must be able to lift and/or handle laundry items weighing between 25 and 85 pounds as well as push/pull linen carts weighing in excess of 1100 pounds. Incumbent must perform his/her work indoors in a temperature-controlled warm, humid atmosphere with a moderate noise level. Potential for cuts, bruises, minor shocks and other injuries is greater than usual as a result of the machinery incumbent works with and around. Occasional walking on wet floors, daily handling of wet linens and periodic exposure to offensive odors present unpleasant and hazardous conditions for the incumbent. Incumbent may be subjected to contagion and possible infection. Use of Universal Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment as prescribed by established Service policies and Medical Center Memoranda are essential for the safety of the incumbent, his/her family and the patients and Medical Center staff."]
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