Hospital Household Aid And Food Services Aid

Reference Number PSVC 3/2020
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

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 numeracy and literacy.


  • Appropriate experience as a cleaner within a Hospital environment and experience in Waste management.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Ability to do physical tasks and operate heavy duty cleaning and household equipment.
  • Excellent health status be able to work with cleaning materials and lifting of equipment.
  • Render a shift service on weekends and public holidays, on day and night duty when required.
  • Rotate in different departments according to operational needs and requirements.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Extensive knowledge of routine cleaning processes, terminal cleaning and handling cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Responsible for cleaning duties i.e. sweeping, dusting, mopping, scrubbing and polishing, deep cleaning of toilets,  refuse handling and maintenance of general neatness and hygiene in the area.
  • Effectively execute terminal cleaning in isolated areas, ICU, etc.
  • Render assistance to the supervisor with general housekeeping duties such as control of cleaning and household equipment, care and control of linen, Waste Management.
  • Ensure that cleaning equipment is clean after usage and securely stored.
  • Effectively use cleaning agents and stock as well as elementary stock control.
  • Attend in-service training appropriate to service delivery.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. A competency test will form part of the interview process.

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. (PSVC 3/2020)

Salary R 102 534 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To Chief Executive Officer: Groote Schuur Hospital
Private Bag X4
(Mr MS Benjamin)
Closing Date 14 February 2020
Enquiries Mr E Cassiem
Tel: (021) 404-3237
See HOW TO APPLY for directions on applying for this job > 

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