Department of Health Cleaners and Laundry Workers


Grade 10-12 or equivalent qualification. One (1) year or more proven cleaning experience. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work under pressure, be able to use cleaning machines and equipment. Knowledge of government policies. Must be prepared to work shifts, including weekends, public holidays, and night duty. Knowledge of ideal hospital framework. Hospital experience will be an added advantage.

CLEANERS DUTIES : Cleaning of facilities office, toilets, passages, and waiting areas. Dust, wash, scrub, and polish floors. Walls, windows, side walls etc. Clean equipment,
clean and wash dustbins and remove waste, adhere to health waste management policy. Operate heavy duty cleaning machines. Be able to rotate
within the scope of work.



COOKS DUTIES: Cooking according to meal plan. Meal serving & Distribution of meals to the wards. Preparation of normal & therapeutic diets. Prepare foods parcels. Be prepared to perform routine tasks and operate food service equipment. Lifting of heavy food buckets &trolleys. Apply hygiene and safety measures. Follow planned work schedules and be prepared to relieve in all areas in the food service units when required. Wash dishes and all utensils used in the food service units. Clean storerooms, refrigerators, equipment, drains and all kitchen areas. Be willing to undergo continuous training and development. Perform any other delegated duties by your supervisor.

LAUNDRY WORKERS DUTIES: Distribution and Collection of linen to wards. Sluicing of soiled and bloodied linen. Packing of dirty linen into laundry bags and loading in the truck to be sent to Masakhane for washing. Offloading and unpacking of clean linen bags from service provider. Willingness to work more hours and overtime. Perform stock take on quarterly basis. Willingness to go an extra mile when the need arises.

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NOTE : Applications must consist of a fully completed and signed new (effective from 01/01/2021) Z83 (81/971431) form with a comprehensive CV containing at least three (3) contactable references. Certified copies of qualifications, ID, Statutory Registrations, or other relevant certificates need not be attached when applying for the post. Only short listed candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the interview date following communication from HR. The relevant reference number must be quoted in the application form. In terms of the National Qualification Framework Amendment Act 2019 it is an offence for any person to falsely or fraudulently claim to hold a qualification. Any person found to be misrepresenting their qualifications, work experience or facts in their CV will be disqualified and reported to the appropriate authority. Tara Hospital is committed to the pursuit of diversity, redress and will promote representation in terms of race, disability and gender.

CLOSING DATE : 27 October 2023

It is the department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required

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