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
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