Department of Health Western Cape Vacancies: Porter and Driver

When you are searching for a proper job under the government agency, probably working in Department of Health can bring you challenges. It will be such an honor to work in government agency that deals with a lot of people. Besides, people have to work in fast changing pace to handle patients. Department of Health Western Cape vacancies are available for you to apply when you have fulfilled all the requirements mentioned in the following.

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Programme Description

Job Title: Department of Health Vacancies

Position: Porter and driver

Recruiter: Department of Health Western Cape


Porter: Worcester Regional Hospital

Driver: Witzenberg PHC

Salary: R 102 534 per annum



  • Handling and transporting the patients efficiently and safely
  • Assisting the loading of patients for in and out of the ambulances or vehicles
  • Controlling the equipment effectively and regularly
  • Reporting any defects to trolleys or wheelchairs
  • Managing the Mortuary Services including corpses transportation from the wards to the mortuary
  • Entering the details in mortuary registry
  • Rendering the assistance for the nursing staffs related to patients’ transfer to beds or trolleys
  • Providing support to HR function


  • Transporting the official passengers, packages, medications, post, equipment, and other goods
  • Making sure that the logbooks has been accurately completed
  • Delivering and collecting blood products from Worcester Blood Service
  • Conducting maintenance routinely
  • Cleaning the government vehicles
  • Conducting routine inspections related to vehicles
  • Reporting any defects related to vehicles
  • Relieving staff with the component when necessary
  • Rendering support for the supervisor
  • Performing administrative duties regularly when necessary
  • Responding to any emergencies
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  • Having appropriate experience in porter service is an obligation
  • Having the competencies in basic reading, numerical, and writing skills is a must
  • Being able to work in shifts including public holidays and weekends
  • Being able to work standby
  • The applicants must be physically fit for lifting and transporting patients and other heavy equipment
  • Being able to handle corpses will be preferable
  • Having good interpersonal and communication skills is essential
  • The applicants must master two out of three languages in Western Cape
  • The applicants must provide proper knowledge of methods of safe infection prevention
  • Being able to work independently and under pressure will be a plus


  • Having the valid code of C1 or EC (Code 10) driver’s license is compulsory
  • Having proper experience in transporting both personnel and goods
  • Providing valid Public Driving Permit (PDP) is necessary
  • Being able to work overtime and independently
  • Having the ability to perform the standby duties
  • Being able to communicate in the minimum of two out of three official languages used in Western Cape
  • The knowledge and skills related to routine, inspections, and maintenance of vehicles and safe driving are obligatory
  • Furthermore, it is important to have the knowledge of Transport Circular 4 of 2000 and road network


  • Copies of qualifications
  • Copies of driver’s license (driver)


These documents can be send to The Chief Executive Officer at Worcester Hospital, Private Bag X3058, Worcester, 6850 for attention Ms. H. Swart.


Meanwhile, for driver, the applicants can send their applications to The Manager: Medical Services, Ceres Hospital Private Bag X 54, Ceres, 6853 for attention Mr. W. Owen.

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For any enquiries, the applicants can contact Mr. JP Arendse at (023) 348 1125 for the position of porter. Meanwhile for the position of driver, they can contact Mr. W. Haywood at (023) 316 9640.

Closing Date

The latest submission of the Department of Health Western Cape vacancies’ application should not be longer than 19 February 2021. Moreover, any late submission will make your applications unsuccessful.