This class is responsible for the repair of patient clothing and hospital/institution property, as well as to make drapes, curtains, linens, etc. for the institution.
Nature and Scope
This class consists of routine work performed with general supervision from a laundry or housekeeping supervisor. Incumbents in this classification are responsible for mending, altering or making a variety of items such as patient clothing, curtains, drapes, linens and other items of cloth. In addition, incumbents are to clean and maintain sewing machines and related equipment in good working condition and order supplies as necessary. May design and make special items such as restraints, padded mitts and helmets.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Repairs and/or alters patient clothing and hospital property such as blankets, linens, curtains, robes, etc.
Makes items such as drapes, curtains, linens, laundry bags, kitchen bags, and related items as needed.
Maintains accurate record of all clothing/property made, altered, or repaired.
Cleans and maintains sewing machines.
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies, and orders supplies as needed.
May create new patterns for items requested by staff, i.e., padded mitts and helmets, harness bibs and restraints.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of materials and methods used in performing sewing and mending activities.
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of sewing machines and related equipment.
Skill in needle work and in operation of sewing machines.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seamstress
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: