Sterilisation Operator

Job details

R122 595 a year

Pulled from the full job description
13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.
Full Job Description

Institution: Oral Health Centre
(Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)

Service benefits:

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


Minimum educational qualification:

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


  • Appropriate experience and appropriate knowledge of CSSD.
  • Competencies (knowledge/skills):
  • Knowledge of the Sterilisation process.
  • Good interpersonal and numerical skills.
  • The ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Effective cleaning and packing abilities of heavy equipment.
  • Good reading and writing skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Deliver/collect soiled equipment to and from the sterilisation and various other departments with a heavy duty trolley, including related duties in the operating theatres.
  • Decontaminate, package, control and sterilise of instruments, and other equipment in the department.
  • Operate autoclaves and instrument washing machines.
  • Issue sterile stock according to the departmental needs.
  • Fold and sterilize linen packs.
  • Monitor, control and maintain stock levels.
  • Perform ad-hoc duties at Oral Centre, Mitchells Plain.

Note: A competency test may form part of the selection process. No payments 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. (Tygerburger/Plainsman 5/8/2020, PSVC 19/2020)