Linen Supervisor

Reference Number (People’s Post, Vukani, PSVC 1/2020)
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

Core Title: Health Associated Sciences and Support Personnel

Minimum educational qualification:

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


  • Appropriate linen management experience in a healthcare environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work weekends and public holidays.
  • Perform relief duties within the hospital linen management setup.
  • Must be able to lift heavy linen bags.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain good interpersonal relations with staff and the service provider.
  • Good numerical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in two of the official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret the Western Cape Hospital Linen Management Policy.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Effective quality control of outsourced hospital linen.
  • Assist with the monitoring of contractual obligations with regard to the contracted hospital linen service provider.
  • Counting and reconciliation of Bulk Clean and soiled Hospital Linen.
  • Be part of the Linen pre-condemning committee of the hospital.
  • Perform certain filing/computer and admin functions.
  • Liaise with various internal departments regarding hospital linen matters.
  • Required to work in the soiled and clean linen areas of the hospital’s Linen Bank.

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. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

Salary R 145 281 per annum
Salary Level Level 4
Applications To Chief Executive Officer: Groote Schuur Hospital
Private Bag X4
(Attention: Mr MS Benjamin)
Closing Date 31 January 2020
Enquiries Ms U Sandile
Tel:  (021) 404-4388