Hospital Security Officers & Cleaners

Reference Number Athlone News 11/9/2019, PSVC 33/2019
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Alexandra Hospital (Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)
Core Title: Health Associated Sciences and Support PersonnelService benefits:

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

Minimum requirement:

  • General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) /Grade 9 (Std 7).

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the Private Security Regulatory Authority of South Africa in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulations Act (Act 56 of 2001) PSIRA.


  • Appropriate experience in a Psychiatric environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work night shifts, public holidays, weekends, and overtime.
  • Must have no criminal record.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to function independently in challenging situations.
  • Must be self-disciplined, self-motivated and have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Good listening, report-writing, conflict and group handling skills.
  • Communication in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Access/egress control of all wards on the establishment.
  • Assist personnel with handling aggressive/difficult patients and escort patients on/off hospital premises, where required.
  • Deliver a supportive security service with the aim to prevent injuries, abscondment of patients, litigation and adverse incidents.
  • Effective application of service delivery and efficient support.
  • Control/monitor surveillance cameras to identify and prevent any unlawful entry, suspicious, dangerous objects and adverse incidents.
  • Monitor and report on the compliance with SLA by the outsourced security service provider.

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