General Worker (Laundry)

May 28, 2024

POSITION:                           General Worker (Laundry)
DEPARTMENT:                  Environmental Services
RESPONSIBLE TO:            Director of Environmental& Food Services


Scope of Position

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the General Worker (Laundry) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the heavy laundry equipment in the cleaning of all types of linens, clothes, etc.   As an employee of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home, he/she has a responsibility to be involved in providing a stimulating environment for the residents. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the Supervisor serves as a positive role model; as a partner in the provision of care and support of our residents, and represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.


Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Understands that the Resident and family are central to all departmental activities, services and decisions
  2. Establishes and maintains working relationships and performs all work in keeping with the Mission, Vision, Values and philosophy of resident centered care of the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home
  3. To promote and maintain the safety of residents, staff, and visitors as a strategic priority for the home at all times.
  4. Work as a team with other departments in the Home.
  5. Attend monthly Department meetings and serve on other committees as required.
  6. Assist in training of new staff.
  7. Ability to organize and complete assigned workloads.
  8. Work under constant interruptions in daily work routines.
  9. Knowledge of the safe use of all department equipment.
  10. Report necessary repairs to Director or Supervisor.
  11. Assist Director or Supervisor in evaluating new equipment and chemical products.
  12. Attend and participate in education in-services, workshops, seminars, etc.
  13. Fold all linen and stack on carts for transport to care areas.
  14. Transport all linen carts daily to care areas.
  15. Knowledge of how to operate washers and dryers.
  16. Responsible for supply list on weekly basis.
  17. Remove waste from soiled linen area.
  18. Label Residents clothing as per request.
  19. Knowledgeable of the safe use of equipment and cleaning chemicals used in the laundry.
  20. Know the location of switches to shut down laundry equipment in emergency situations.
  21. Knowledgeable in the proper and safe cleaning of various materials/fabrics.
  22. Cleans isolation wash by following necessary guidelines.
  23. Cleans items such as bedspreads, pillows, comforters, curtains as needed.
  24. Be familiar with Department Policy and Procedure Manual.
  25. Annual in-servicing of WHMIS and Emergency Plan (Fire).
  26. Perform other related duties as required by the Director or Supervisor.

Safe Work Practices / Responsibilities

The R.K MacDonald Occupational Health and Safety Home Policy establishes employee expectations for working safely.  To achieve these expectations employees at all levels of the organization must adhere to Core Values of Safety and Safety Responsibilities listed below:
  • Commit to working safely.
  • Adhere to Safety Rules.
  • Conduct Inspections.
  • Conduct JTA`S & Develop SWPs.
  • Adhere to SOPs & SWPs.
  • Report Incidents / Hazards.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Apply their training.

We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favourable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.