Messenger | Patient Services

Patient services
Life Hilton Private Hospital
Messenger | Patient Services

A vacancy exists for a Messenger position reporting to the Reception Supervisor, Olivia De Wee. The successful candidate will be responsible for Hospital Deliveries and the Safe Transporting of Patients throughout the hospital.

Critical Outputs

Messenger Duties:

  • Carry out hospital deliveries and trips as per authorisation.
  • Maintain accurate records of the logbook.
  • Maintain the vehicle i.e. cleanliness etc.
  • Check and report faults to ensure road worthiness.
  • To perform drivers, function in accordance with the region policies and procedures, SHEQ requirements and the Road Traffic Act and Regulations.
  • To successfully complete the advanced driver training course.
  • A strong commitment to teamwork and the ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of Hospital Procedures.
  • Must be familiar with Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas.
  • Must be able to use their initiative.

Porter Duties

  • Safe Transporting of patients between hospital departments, including wards, Doctors’ rooms, Radiology and Pathology.
  • Distribution of internal memos and correspondence.
  • Directing patients and visitors in a friendly manner to the relevant departments within the hospital.
  • Ensure a well maintained and clean reception area and presentation of Life Healthcare magazines and promotional material.
  • Assist with compiling patient pre-admission packs.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Reception Supervisor.
  • Valid Matric Certificate.
  • Valid Code 8 Drivers License (PDP would be a pre-requisite).
  • Previous hospital environment experience advantageous.
  • Must be able to work shifts, including night duty, weekends, and public holidays.
  • Must be physically fit due to the nature of the job.
  • Must display a pleasant disposition and take pride in appearance.
  • Must understand and display patient centric principles.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Atleast 3 years’ experience as a Driver.
  • The candidate must be able to manage time effectively.
  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Drive and energy.
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Organisational awareness.
  • Pleasant disposition and appearance.
  • Management of time.
  • Customer focus and responsiveness.
Closing date
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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