Hospital Staff with/without Grade 12

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Reference Number (PSVC 14/2022)
Component Department of Health and Wellness
Job Institution:                    Prince Albert Hospital
(Central Karoo District)

Service benefits:

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


Minimum requirement:

  • Basic numeracy and literacy.


  • Appropriate experience in a linen bank in a hospital/health facility environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Valid Code B/EB driver’s license.
  • Ability to work with laundry machinery and equipment.
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and public holidays when operationally required. Willingness to be trained and relief personnel in other departments as the need arises (CSSD, Workshop, Housekeeping, Kitchen) etc.
  • The incumbent must be strong enough to lift heavy objects and be on their feet the entire day.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Computer Literacy will be an advantage.
  • Ability to read, speak and communicate (verbal and written) in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Experience in a laundry environment will be an added advantage.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Daily sorting, wash, dry, prepare, fold and iron of linen.
  • Load/unload soiled or clean linen.
  • Empty soiled linen bags for sorting and counting and the sealing and stacking of clean linen bags for dispatching.
  • Assist with the mixing of chemicals and the washing of linen.
  • Do linen counts and statistics within the laundry unit.
  • Pushing heavy linen trolleys to and from the linen bank and wards/departments in the hospital.
  • Follow and maintain general hygiene and safety directives in the linen bank.
  • Maintain safety measures for apparatus and equipment and report broken apparatus and equipment.
  • Assist with the informal in-service training of new employees.
  • Stock control in the laundry unit as well as in the hospital.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Candidates may be required to undertake a practical test.

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. (PSVC14/2022)


Salary R104 073 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To The District Manager:
Garden Route District Office,
Private Bag X6592, George, 6530.
(For Attention: Ms S Pienaar)



Enquiries Ms C Frolick
Tel:  (023) 541-1300
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