Job Posting: Principal Porter


Job Posting: Principal Porter

Position Details

Job Reference Number: POST 28/347

Salary: R147 036 per annum

Location: New Somerset Hospital


  • Minimum educational qualification: Grade 9/Standard 7 or General Education and Training Certificate
  • Experience: Appropriate experience in porter services in a hospital environment
  • Inherent requirements of the job: Willingness to perform duties at irregular hours and over time, when required. A valid Code (B/EB) driver’s licence. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Willingness to cover/work shifts when required.
  • Competencies (knowledge/skills): Ability to achieve and maintain good interpersonal relations with staff and service providers. Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Ability to work independently and in a team context. Knowledge of the grievance procedure, code of good practice: dismissal and disciplinary code and procedure for the public service. Must be of sober habits. Thorough knowledge of contracts, with regards to funeral contractors, the Dead-On-Arrival protocols, the removal of corpses protocol and handling of folders protocol.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Controlling and managing the utilization of personnel to ensure the patient is transported to treatment areas timeously
  • Ensuring that disciplinary procedures are effectively enforced
  • Ensuring that personnel collect/clean wheelchairs, trolleys and collect blood hampers
  • Effective execution of all administrative functions applicable on a supervisory level and providing effective support to the Administrative Officer

Contact Information

For further information about this position, please contact Ms F Hardnick at Tel No: (021) 402-6623.


Applicants can apply online at: (click “online applications”).

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



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