Under direction in a State hospital, to supervise and be responsible for the patient clothing program; to coordinate and integrate the clothing program with other hospital treatment and business services; to supervise a patient clothing center; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes and directs a hospital patient clothing program designed to assist in improving the personal appearance and mental well-being of patients; coordinates the patient clothing program with other hospital business services departments and hospital treatment services; supervises a patient clothing center where patients select clothing and sundry items; supervises and trains a staff engaged in the selection, fitting, alteration, manufacturing and marking of patient clothing; confers with the hospital social service department concerning the clothing needs of patients on family care leave from the hospital and arranges for clothing selection and shipment to patients; assists the hospital rehabilitation services department in the vocational training of patients assigned to the clothing center; confers with clothing manufacturers and retail clothing distributors concerning the planning and selection of clothing from private and State sources; assists in negotiating and maintaining dry-cleaning contracts; supervises the receiving, checking and storing of clothing center items; orders clothing items, keeps inventory records and maintains supplies; prepares reports; assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the clothing center.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Senior Psychiatric Technician I or of a supervisory custodial or domestic services class at a level of responsibility equivalent to Laundry Supervisor I, Supervising Housekeeper II or Janitor Supervisor II.
Experience: Three years of experience in one or a combination of the following:
1. Selection, purchasing, fitting, repairing, marking or alteration of shoes or clothing items. or
2. Purchasing, selection, storage, receiving and issuance of a variety of merchandise.
Knowledge of: Selection and purchasing of clothing items; principles, practices and problems involved in managing a patient clothing program in a hospital and integrating, evaluating and coordinating it with other programs of the institution; principles, practices and technique of supervision; financial record keeping and fiscal controls; modern storekeeping methods and practices, including the keeping of receiving and inventory records, proper methods of storing clothing items; department's Affirmative Action Program goals and objectives.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of others; understand the attitudes, problems and behavior of the mentally or physically handicapped; secure and maintain the respect and cooperation of hospital officials, employees and patients; work effectively with members of the medical and ancillary professions; analyze problems and take effective action; prepare reports; effectively implement department's affirmative action objectives.
Sympathetic understanding of the problems of mental patients.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.