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Porter (On Demand) | Govnet





Cape Town, South Africa

Date Posted
December 29, 2019


Job Type



Critical Outputs

  • Accompany new patients from Reception and Trauma unit for admission in the wards.
  • Transferring patients to and from wards/other departments i.e. Theatre, X-rays and doctor’s rooms.
  • Assist nurses with mobilizing and turning of heavy patients.
  • Moving equipment, beds and furniture between wards/units when needed.
  • Take emergency blood samples to Pathology.
  • Assist with translating to Xhosa patients.
  • Dealing with distributing mail from and to Hospital Manager office, Reception and wards.
  • Transferring files, specimen samples and pharmacy boxes to different parts of the hospital.
  • In some circumstances the porter will assist with security i.e. dealing with difficult visitors or family.
  • Taking items in need of repair/replacement to Maintenance department.
  • Assist with answering the phone in the General Ward during busy times.
  • Assist patients, staff and doctors, adding to the smooth flow of daily operations



  • Grade 12
  • Ability to fluently communicate in Afrikaans and English will be advantageous
  • Experience as a porter in a hospital environment would be an advantage
  • Ability to work shifts, including night shift, public holiday and weekends when required


  • Drive & energy
  • Punctual
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behavior
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness

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