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Food Service Aid - Department of Health

Groote Schuur Hospital

Ref Nr: Bule G29/2015 Post: 8

Core Title: Health Associated Sciences and Support Personnel

Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

Service benefits:

► 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum requirement:

► Basic numeracy and literacy (Abet level 1).


► Previous large scale hospital catering experience.

► Must have experience of therapeutic diets, food groups and preparation/cooking methods, quality and portion control of food according to standardised recipes.

► Experience with patient service.

Inherent requirements of the job:

► Ability to work shifts (weekends and public holidays).

► Must be willing to enter hospital wards and serve patients.

► Ability to do work of a physical nature.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

► Ability to maintain good interpersonal skills.

► Ability to function within a team and work under pressure.

► Ability to read, speak and write in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

► Using the Cook Chill System, prepare, cook, plate and regenerate and serve meals and beverages for the patients, in accordance with the PAWC Food Service Policy.

► Follow standardised PAWC Recipes and Menus.

► Clean and maintain the kitchen area and equipment, and adhere to health and safety regulations.

► Communicate with patients and kitchen staff and feedback problems and recommendations to the Food Service Supervisor.

► Dress according to Departmental specifications and adhere to Hospital/PAWC Policy.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement.

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the People's Post 21/7/2015, Vukani 23/7/2015


R 77 718 per annum


CLOSING DATE: 14 August 2015


The Chief Executive Officer:
Groote Schuur Hospital
Private Bag X4
Observatory, 7935.
(For the attention of Ms N Mbilini)


Ms AS van Schalkwyk, Tel: (021) 404 4042


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