Hospital Staff With or Without Experience

Reference Number (Paarl Post 16/1/2020, PSVC 1/2020)
Component Department of Health
Job Institution:  Paarl Hospital (Chief Directorate: Rural Health Services)

Service benefits

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


Minimum requirement:

  • Basic Numeracy and Literacy skills.


  • Appropriate porter experience in a hospital environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts, including nightshift, weekends and public holidays.
  • Must be of sober habits, physically fit to lift patients from/onto beds, trolleys, vehicles, wheelchairs and heavy equipment.
  • Prepared to handle corpses (deceased bodies).
  • Prepared to work in all departments/wards in hospital.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the safe infection prevention methods.
  • Ability to work under pressure, unsupervised and in a team context.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Safe transport of patients on trolleys, beds and wheelchairs to and from different departments/wards and in and out of ambulances/private vehicles.
  • Deliver specimens to laboratories and ensure a safe and hygienic work environment.
  • Check and replace gas cylinders in wards/ treatment areas and assist with shifting of medical equipment.
  • Effective & efficient control of equipment and reporting any defects of trolleys and wheelchairs to supervisor.
  • Take responsibility for transportation of corpses from wards to the mortuary and perform relevant duties in mortuary.
  • Respond to request from wards/departments and transport blood and blood products.

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

Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a competency test.Kindly indicate your preference of institution on your Z83. A separate application has to be submitted if you apply for more than one institution. If a Z83 is received with more than one preference, only the first preference will be considered.

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.(Paarl Post 16/1/2020, PSVC 1/2020)

Salary R 102 534 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To The Chief Executive Officer:
Paarl Hospital
Private Bag x3012
Paarl, 7620.
(For the attention: Mr K. Cornelissen)
Closing Date 31 January 2020
Enquiries Ms GP Storm
Tel: (021) 860-2844
Email: [email protected]
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