Discover a Rewarding Career with Bethel Lutheran Home

Discover a Rewarding Career with Bethel Lutheran Home
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Laundry Worker

Madison, SD



The Laundry Worker is responsible to ensure that residents at Bethel Lutheran Home have ample clean and sanitary linen and clothing.


Wash, dry and fold clean linen according to procedures. Mend and sew when necessary.

Deliver clean and sanitary linen and personal clothing to designated areas. Responsible for keeping work area clean and sanitary.

Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all residents, families, visitors and fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.

  • Interacts with all of the above in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner as observed by Manager and peers.
  • Fosters mature professional relationships with fellow employees in a courteous, friendly manner as measured by    management observation and peer input.
  • Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations.
  • Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues.
  • Conducts all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of residents, visitors, families and fellow employees.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all Bethel and resident information at all times, as observed by peers and management.
  • Presents neat appearance in proper attire and identification as required by the position and Bethel policy.
  • Displays a positive attitude within Bethel and across departmental lines to contribute to the overall customer service program in place.

Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the Bethel area ability to meet its goals and objectives.

  • Participates in staff meetings as determined by Director.
  • Supports Bethel’s mission, policies and procedures through attendance and participation at in-services and staff meetings.
  • Attends required Bethel in-services per calendar year.
  • Completes work assignments on time/readily accepts assignments as observed by Director.
  • Reports to work on time and is at work as scheduled, as observed by Director.
  • Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Bethel standards.
  • Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
  • Reports safety concerns promptly to the appropriate personnel.

Follows Bethel’s exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).
  • Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.
  • Attends annual education programs.

Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all residents, families, visitors and fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.

Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job–related hazards.

Follows Bethel Lutheran Home’s exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens.


  • High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to read and write the English language required.


  • Previous laundry experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English as well as understand and follow written and oral directions. 


  • Frequently required to move equipment weighing over 40 lbs.
  • Frequently required to rotate torso in all directions.
  • Frequently required to push and pull items weighing greater than 25 lbs.
  • Frequently required to bend and stoop.
  • Frequently required to squat, crouch and kneel.
  • Manual dexterity, coordination and skillful use of hands when working with patient and equipment, which may include pushing buttons, adjusting dials, turning on/off switches, buckling, holding and positioning limbs/body parts, etc.
  • Visual and hearing senses must be adequate to provide patient care/services.
  • Moderate concentration/intensity, which includes prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
  • Normal memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information.
  • Moderate level of complexity for decision making.
  • Must be able to work alone in a restricted area performing repetitive work for extended periods of time. Must be able to concentrate on work tasks amidst distractions, and foot traffic.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain a calm, efficient and professional demeanor at all times, especially during


All Bethel Lutheran Home staff are required to follow and uphold Bethel Lutheran Home’s Mission, Vision, and Values, Behavioral Standards, Bethel Lutheran Home’s Policies and Procedures and The Code of Conduct. In addition, the following competencies are expectations for all employees:

Courteous – Employee is courteous in interactions with customers, which include residents, physicians, fellow-employees and our community.

Respectful and Confidential – Employee respects the rights of privacy of our residents and co-workers.

Ensures cultural differences are respected. Refrains from disruptive and disrespectful behavior which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Obstruction of the operation of Bethel Lutheran Home
  • Interference with the ability of others to do their jobs
  • Creation of a “disruptive work environment” for Bethel Lutheran Home staff (including volunteers), or medical staff
  • Conduct adversely affecting or impacting the community’s confidence in the Bethel Lutheran Home
  • ability to provide quality care
  • Attacks (verbal or physical) leveled at any member of Bethel Lutheran Home
  • staff, medical staff, residents or residents’ families that are personal or beyond the bounds of fair professional conduct
  • Inappropriate comments or illustrations made in resident medical records or other official documents impugning the quality of care at Bethel Lutheran Home, or attacking specific physicians, or Bethel Lutheran Home staff
  • Non-constructive criticism addressed to the recipient in such a way as to intimidate, undermine confidence, belittle or to suggest stupidity or incompetence.
  • Disruptive and disrespectful behavior includes statements that are generated verbally, in writing or electronically in any form including e-mail, text messages, social network sites and blogs.

Responsive – Employee responds quickly, graciously and appropriately to customer needs.

Gratitude and Attitude:  Employee’s behavior shows that he/she believes that each of us controls our own attitude and that what is important is not so much as what happens to us, but how we choose to react to it.

Pride, Ownership and Image:  Employee accepts all the rights and responsibilities of being a part of the Bethel Lutheran Home family.

Communication- Employee is personally accountable for positive communication with the customer-residents, family members and co-workers.

Teamwork- Employee contributes positively to the Bethel Lutheran Home team and is committed to treating coworkers with courtesy, honesty and respect.  Employee abides the Attendance Policy.  Employee has team pride in the purpose of our work –our residents.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to handle frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

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Laundry Worker