Porter

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Directorate: Rural Health Services
SALARY : R102 534 per annum
CENTRE : Paarl Hospital
CLOSING DATE : 31 January 2020

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

DUTIES :
(key result areas/outputs: 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 in wards/treatment areas and assist with shifting of medical equipment.
Effective & efficient control 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 mortuary.
Respond to request from wards/departments and transport blood and blood products.

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