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LAUNDRY WORKER

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Compensation

$17.60 to $21.02 per hour

Other benefits

Education

Grade 10 education or equivalent.

Registration

Not required

What does this job look like at AHS?

Laundry workers are primarily responsible for processing soiled laundry, linen, staff uniforms and patient apparel. They are tasked also with sorting, folding, repairing, and storing linen supplies and apparel. They should be comfortable operating various machines such as washing and drying equipment, flatwork ironers, presses, and sewing machines. As linens and apparel are processed, laundry workers identify the items that require repairing, rewashing, or stain treatment.

Laundry workers perform safety inspections and pH and titration tests.

Laundry workers are responsible for maintaining departmental records such as number of loads, pounds processed, linen used by each unit. They also make recommendations on required laundry supplies and communicate any requested quota changes or linen shortages by the user departments.

Laundry workers are located in a number of different facilities including hospitals, medical centers and continuing care facilities. They may work full-time or part-time hours. Shift schedules may include a combination of day, evening and weekend shifts.

For the majority of the day, laundry workers are standing or walking. They may also be exposed to loud noise levels, heat and humidity. They frequently are required to lift loads that may weigh up to 10 kilograms.

To learn more visit Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS).

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