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Planning, Evaluation & Research

RRM Category: GENERAL SERVICES AND PLANT OPERATIONS

RRM Module: Laundry

Overview
The RRM Laundry staffing module estimates the requirements for laundry staff to process and repair soiled linens. The workload parameter that is the key variable in the staffing estimation is Average Daily Patient Load.

This module pertains only to the services offered at IHS hospitals. Laundry services are typically contracted.

Services Description:
Laundry services include:
  • Processing of soiled linen,
  • Sort, inspect and fold processed linen, and
  • Repair linen, as needed.

Staffing Criteria:
Fixed Laundry staff of 1.00 FTE (for each hospital), plus 1.00 FTEs Laundry staff for every 24 ADPL.

STAFFING FORMULAE

Driving Variables:
ADPL

Personnel Categories:
Laundry staff

MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS (fixed):

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Laundry staff 1.0   Per hospital    

Plus, VARIABLE STAFFING LEVELS:

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Laundry staff 1.0 24 ADPL 0 n/a


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