Hospital Porters Urgently Wanted

Reference Number (Vukani/Tatler: 24/1/2019, PSVC 3/2019)
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch

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.


  • Porter duty experience in a hospital environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts, including nightshift.
  • Willingness to handle bodies (corpses).
  • Ability to handle heavy objects.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

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

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Accompany walking patients and transport sitting/non-walking patients per wheelchair/trolley from reception to the wards or from the wards to the treatment centres.
  • Direct or accompany visitors to various destinations.
  • Assist with the loading of patients in/out of ambulances/vehicles and transfer of patients to beds/trolleys and vice versa.
  • Carry medical and other documentation (patient files and reports) to wards/treatment areas.
  • Assist with shifting of medical equipment to and from rooms.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and reporting of defects of trolleys and wheelchairs.
  • Assist with the transportation of corpses from wards.

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 disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the (Vukani/Tatler: 24/1/2019, PSVC 3/2019)

Salary R 96 549 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To The Chief Executive Officer: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Private Bag X5
(Attention: Ms C Davids)
Closing Date 15 February 2019
Enquiries Mr J Van Rooi
Tel: (021) 658-5457

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