Mortuary Attendant
Guru Nanak Ramgarhia Sikh Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya
3d ago
source : BrighterMonday

Job Summary

To take joint responsibility with the Management to ensure that the laundry and mortuary requirements are undertaken to a high standard by ensuring a clean, well-

presented and well maintained supply of clothing and linen for all patients and departments is available at all times.

  • Minimum Qualification : Diploma
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 2 years
  • Reports : Housekeeper

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle all incoming items to the laundry, including foul linen, records the pieces, check status (stains, torn, color, material e.t.c)
  • Cleans and prepares bodies for autopsy and / or storage.
  • Register and maintains records of dead bodies in the morgue at any given point
  • Assists pathologist in identifying bodies during postmortem examinations
  • Sterilizes autopsy equipment and sets out all necessary instruments for the pathologist.
  • Assists pathologist during the autopsy, providing him or her with the necessary medical instruments.
  • Ensures that all bodies are properly stored in their assigned locations.
  • Manages and organizes morgue records on each deceased person being examined.
  • Releases body to family or other authorized party after examination and cleaning for burial
  • Ensuring the morgue is well cleaned to avoid foul smell
  • Monitors morgue waiting room and signs in visitors.
  • Ensure that the linen issued to departments and patients has no stain thus should make sure stains are removed before cleaning
  • Responsible for all items / equipments in the laundry and should be able to explain any shortage or spoilage
  • Ensure that clean linen is always available and there should be no shortage of the same at any given point
  • Sorts the various clothes / linen for different treatments and washing
  • Wash, dry and iron all linen and patients’ clothing from various units in accordance with instruction labels
  • Report any shortages and recommend when replacement stocks are required
  • Keep records of any damage to items whilst in the laundry.
  • Report on the condition of patients’ clothing to enable replacements to be purchased as necessary.
  • To keep the laundry room in a clean and hygienic condition.
  • Ensure that all machines and equipment are in good working order, report defects and problems
  • Any other duty assigned by the Housekeeper
  • Working Conditions

  • Able to move intermittently during working hours.
  • Possesses the necessary strength to lift bodies and operate machinery in the laundry
  • Able to handle pressure and able to stand for long hours
  • Very flexible can work beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays
  • Maintain a liaison with other departments especially nursing
  • Ready to serve with a smile
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