OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements 15 days from the closing date of this announcement, 06/03/2022. Your background must demonstrate experience and knowledge of reading laundry tickets. Knowledge of simple counting, alphabetizing or putting number in order. Knowledge in following procedures to avoid loss of items and mistakes in pricing. Knowledge of sorting laundry by the washability of fabrics. Laundry jobs involve primary skills of loading, unloading, and operating washers, extractors, and tumblers, or pressing shirts and garments. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)MaterialsOperation of Equipment/MachineryTechnical PracticesWork Practices Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Effort: Workers must stand or walk continuously on concrete floors. While they do not usually have to keep pace with machines, they need a certain amount of quickness in hand and arm movements to meet production standards. Most of the jobs require workers to frequently lift bundles weighing up to 25 pounds; however in receiving and shipping, occasional lifting of bulk bundles weighing over 30 pounds is required. Working Conditions: Laundries are extremely noisy and usually hot and humid. Workers are exposed to the possibility of bruises from carts or machinery. If required to sort laundry from patients with contagious diseases, workers wear protective masks, gloves, and gowns. When working in the receiving area the employee may be exposed to drafts from open doors. ["The VISN 12 is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans Major Duties This position is located at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility. The work involves receiving, sorting, and marking soiled linen and apparel; processing flatwork and roughdry items; assembling and issuing clean laundry. This includes classifying and marking, shaking out wet laundry; feeding into the flatwork ironer; catching, folding, and stacking ironed flatwork; folding roughdry laundry; sorting by identification number; wrapping bundles.\nLaundry jobs involve primary skills of loading, unloading, and operating washers, extractors, and tumblers, or pressing shirts and garments. Major Duties Sorts: Receives tickets for one lot arranged in numerical order. Places tickets in bins or hangers in sequence. Sorts various groups of garments and linens into bins by matching identification symbols. Checks numbers of items against those indicated on ticket. Places assembled bundles on conveyor for wrapping. Decides on the correct identification to be used according to set procedure stamps mark on laundry ticket and all unmarked laundry items checks number of items on ticket against those submitted notes on the ticket numbers of items that do not agree with ticket Cleans and inks marking machine as required Maintains production counts Marks individual bundles Work Schedule: Multiple Shifts\nPosition Description Title/PD#: 11239A / Laundry Worker\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.