Hospital Porter & General Assistant

Reference Number Swartland Gazette 21/5/2019, Swartland Courant 22/5/2019, PSVC 18/2019
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Swartland Hospital (West Coast District)

Core Title: Health Associated Sciences and Support Personnel

Service benefits                                              

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum requirement:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy.


  • Appropriate Porter experience.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts and over weekends.
  • Ability to perform tasks such as lifting of patients from/onto beds, trolleys and wheelchairs.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Safe transport of patients on trolleys and wheelchairs to and from different departments/wards and in and out of ambulances.
  • Collect and distribute patient records and relevant documentation.
  • Assist with shifting of medical equipment.
  • Take responsibility for the transportation of corpses from wards to the mortuary and perform relevant duties in mortuary.
  • Respond to request from wards/departments.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in Swartland Gazette 21/5/2019, Swartland Courant 22/5/2019, PSVC 18/2019.



Salary R 102 534 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To The District Director: West Coast District Office
Private Bag X15
(For attention: Mr E Sass)
Closing Date 14 June 2019
Enquiries Mr G Waneburg
Tel:  (022) 487-9202
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