West Coast District

SALARY: R90 234 per annum

CENTRE: Vredenburg Hospital

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirement: Basic numeracy and literacy. Experience: Appropriate experience. Inherent requirement of the job: Willingness to work shifts, weekends, night-duty and overtime. Ability to do physical work and operate machines/equipment in a cost efficient manner. Willingness to undergo formal and informal in-service training. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Ability to maintain good interpersonal relations with supervisor, colleagues and the public. Knowledge of cleaning procedures, infection control, safety and food services. Basic understanding of maintaining a safe and hygienically clean hospital environment and using correct methods of handling and disposal of refuse or waste products. Ability to accept accountability, responsibility and to work independently. Good communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

DUTIES: Ensure a high standard of hospital hygiene, safety and cleanliness is maintained. Handle clean and dirty linen as required. Serve meals and beverages to patients, including dishing of food. Assist with the routine control of stock, linen and nonsurgical equipment. Cost effective utilisation of consumables or resources, assist with the loading and off-loading of stock. Attend in-service training appropriate to service delivery and optimal support to supervisor and colleagues.

ENQUIRIES: Ms CH Oosthuizen, Tel No: (022) 709-5099

APPLICATIONS: The Manager: Medical Services, Vredenburg Hospital, Private Bag X3, Vredenburg, 7380.


NOTE: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a practical test.

NOTE: It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department. Kindly note that excess personnel will receive preference.

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