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The Department of Health invites candidates to apply for X2 Ward Attendants at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

  • Reference Number : REFS/018833
  • Number of Posts : 2
  • Package : R125 373 per annum (plus benefits)
  • Enquiries : ENQUIRIES: Mr B Mulaudzi (011) 933 9779/0134


Closing Date : 14 July 2023

X2 Ward Attendants at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

Requirements :

Grade 9 /AET Level 4. Exposure in working, in patient care will be an added advantage.

Basic understanding of Policies (Batho Pele Principles, Patients Right Charter, Occupational Health and Safety, Six Priorities and National Core Standards). Competencies/Knowledge/Skills: Excellent interpersonal and organizational skill.

Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to communicate well with people at different levels. Ability to organize and plan. Ability to act with tact and discretion.

Must be self-motivated. Ability to handle tasks of multidisciplinary nature and work independently and in a team. High level of reliability.

Good customer skills and competencies. Ability to handle information confidentially. Must be able to work under pressure and to take initiative. Knowledge of regulations and the legislative framework related to Supply Chain Management.

Duties :

CLEAN AND CREATE AND ORDERLY ENVIRONMENT: IN WARD Prepare disinfectant solution for the day’s use. Carbonise and make beds after patient has demised, discharged or transferred. Prepare boxes/ bins for disposal of medical waste and place red plastic bag inside Label boxes /bins and place them in the designated area for collection.

Provide and change refuse bags in the ward. Ensure and maintain cleanliness in all areas in the ward. Clean equipment and furniture used in the ward. Clean medical equipment under supervision e.g., vital monitors, drip stands.

Replenish toilet paper, hand towels and soap in the toilet, bathrooms, and hand basins. Receive, count, record and store clean linen from the laundry. Sorting and sealing of contaminated linen. Adhere to policies and procedures. Proper utilization of cleaning materials.

Adhere to recommended dress code (protective clothing). Ensure waste is sorted accordingly. Assist with messaging when necessary. Replenish /supply linen/draw sheets. ENSURE A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT IN THE KITCHEN. Provide the patients with water, ice, water bottles and glasses.

Cleaning of food utensils. Care for and cleaning of the kitchen floor, cupboards and walls. Controlling of crockery and stock in the unit kitchen and report to supervisor. Prepare food trolley and serve. Help with feeding of patients under supervision of nursing staff. Remove leftovers and clean. Wash baby bottles (for lodger babies).

Defrost and cleaning of fridges in the unit once a week. ENSURE A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT IN THE SLUICE ROOM Clean and tidy sluice room. Clean urinals, bedpans, wash basins and small bowls. Disinfect, bedpans, urinals, washbasin, and small bowls.

PROVIDE A SUPPORT ROLE FOR THE NURSING PERSONNEL TO ENSURE A QUALITY HEALTH CARE Updated inventory available. Assist supervisor with inventory count. Availability of cleaning material.

NB: For assistance with online applications please email your query to [email protected]. Application should be accompanied by a fully completed and signed new Z83 application form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at plus a recently updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Applications without proof of a new Z83 application form and detailed CV will be disqualified. Applicants must indicate the post reference number on their applications. (Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from HR to submit certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents not older than 6 months on or before the day of the interview).

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All foreign qualification must be accompanied by evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. Suitable candidates will be subjected to vetting and personnel pre-employment suitability checks (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test.

Medical Surveillance will be conducted on the recommended candidates. It is Department’s intention to promote representivity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department reserves the right not to appoint/fill this post.

NB: The Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. Should you be asked for a fee, please let the authorities know. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted strictly online at the following E-Recruitment portal: No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.

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