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Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services

SALARY: R102 534 per annum

CENTRE: Khayelitsha District Hospital

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirement: Basic literacy and numeracy skills. Experience Appropriate porter experience in a health-related environment. Inherent requirements of the job: Willingness to work shifts, including night shift, weekends, and public holidays. Must be of sober habits, physically fit to lift patients from/onto beds, trolleys, vehicles, wheelchairs, and carry heavy equipment. Prepared to handle corpses (deceased bodies). Prepared to work in all departments/wards in the 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 safe infection prevention methods. Ability to work under pressure, unsupervised, and in a team context.

DUTIES: 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 inwards/ treatment areas and assist with the shifting of medical equipment. Effective and efficient control and maintenance 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 the mortuary. Respond to request from wards/departments and transport blood and blood products.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. V Mashalaba Tel No: (021) 360-4209/4533

APPLICATIONS: The Chief Executive Officer: Khayelitsha District Hospital, Metro District Health Services, Private Bag X6, Khayelitsha, 7783.


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

CLOSING DATE: 21 May 2021


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