Laundry Worker-MCH Centre

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Admin, Secretarial and Clerical
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Job Purpose Summary

The MNCH Center laundry worker is responsible for receiving, marking, Collecting and sorting soiled linens, washing, and ironing pressing and folding clothes or linen .He/she is also responsible .for ensuring that all the machines are running smoothly, and that customers are satisfied, that items are thoroughly cleaned and ready for delivery in a timely manner, for collecting linens, inspecting them for wear and tear, cleaning them and returning them. She/he also ensures that every patient has an adequate supply of linens and other laundered materials. And also be able to keep a record of which items belong to whom.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sorting, washing, drying, pressing, and folding clothing and other textile items.
  2.   Proper Sorting of linen and understanding the different color schemes
  3. Removing stains from items using the appropriate procedures.
  4. Performing minor sewing duties & may make small repairs to the washers and dryers and refer larger issues to maintenance
  5. Tracking and .keeping a record of which items belongs to whom.
  6. Keeping an updated inventory of laundry detergents and sewing kits.
  7. Tracking maintenance and repairs on laundering equipment.
  8. Ensuring that the facility remains clean at all times.
  9. Anticipating and responding to customers' queries, concerns, and complaints.
  10. Utilizes protective gear in all appropriate functions
  11. Loading and unloading machines, and folding clean linen
  12.  Counting and recording the linen processed each day, making proper deliveries to units and, cleaning and sanitizing the work area including; machines, work tables and sorting area.
  13. Performs laundry activities within well established guidelines to ensure that quality standards, safety guidelines and customer service expectations are met.
  14. Delivers personal clothing/gowns to the appropriate staff
  15.  Is responsible for satisfactory and timely completion of assigned linen, etc. according to schedule
  16. Reports equipment/cleaning product needs and or malfunctions to supervisor in a timely fashion.
  17. Is responsible for the safe and proper use of detergents and adheres to all safety precautions
  18. Treat stained linen when applicable and salvageable.
  19.  Maintain records of damaged or stained linen and alert supervisor when damage is beyond treatment and linen must be removed from inventory.
  20. Operate washers and dryers as manufacturer intended to include: cleaning lint traps, wiping outside of machines, requesting maintenance assistance for repairs, etc.
  21. Fold    clean linen followed by stocking shelves and storage rooms.
  22. Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  23. Have a thorough knowledge of emergency procedures.
  24. Responding and resolving customer complaints of unsatisfactory work or bundle of shortage
  25. Ensuring that finished laundered articles to ensure conformance to standards
  26. Determining  methods of specific cleaning requirement
  27. Ensure, maintain an adequate supply and proper storage of linen .and other laundered materials
  28. Make  clean linen and other laundered materials accessible to nurses
  29. Keeping dirty linen and others in a well-ventilated and located  convenient to laundry and avoiding un necessary storage soiled linens
  30. Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisors.

Job Requirements

Qualification in Relevant Field of Study:- 12/10Grade Complete

Minimum Years of Relevant Experience:- 2 for Grade 12 of which 4 years for grade 10 after completion, shall possess experiences in similar position .  Familiarity with cleaning detergents and laundering equipment and prior experience in a similar role in a hospital setting is preferable

Desirable: - Knowledge of the safety, infection prevention is required;

How to Apply

Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia
Human Resource  and Organizational Development Division 
P.O. Box: 5716
Addis Ababa
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Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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