Hospital Services Assistant

NT - Department of Health

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/07/2018

Job Category:

Trades & Services / Cleaner, Labourer & General Hand

Job description:



Agency Department of Health Work Unit Renal Services - Top End Health Service

Job Title Hospital Services Assistant Designation Physical 2 RDO

Job Type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $48,422 - $49,420 Location Darwin

Position Number 35522 RTF 145911 Closing 23/07/2018

Contact Selina Signal on 08 8948 9090 or

Agency Information

Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

Applicants Resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience,

Information about

qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to

Selected Applicant’s

ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further


information: click here

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community

we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants

Special Measures will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all

essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click


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Primary Objective: Responsible for the provision of high quality and timely cleaning services in accordance with

Infection Prevention Management Unit, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and environmental Cleaning Standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provision of high quality efficient cleaning services and specific associated duties in accordance with WHS work

practices under the direction of Manager/Supervisor.

2. Contribute to achieve an efficient patient care service in accordance with Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) policy and

Australian Health Standards.

3. Work as part of a team and exercise appropriate behaviour and respect for staff, patients and visitors.

4. Ensure Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) with services integrated into all activities consistent with the Work

Unit Business Plan and the Top End Health Renal Services Strategic Plan.

5. Participate in Unit Team meetings, Staff Education and Performance Development Programs (PDP).

6. Follow defined service quality standards, WHS policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in

order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection Criteria:


1. Proven knowledge of Hospital Cleaning and the ability to operate industrial cleaning equipment and ensure safe

handling of chemicals.

2. Demonstrated understanding of Infection Control and Quality Assurance processes.

3. Ability to work within a diverse team, use initiative as situations arise, prioritise workload to complete tasks within

required time frames and work with minimal supervision.

4. Ability to work all shifts and days, in various renal locations to meet the needs of the service.

5. Demonstrated good English communication skills oral, reading, writing and comprehension, appropriate for work


6. An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.


1. Previous experience dealing with the public and/or working in a health care environment.

2. Certificate II and III in Cleaning Operations and basic computer skills.

3. Knowledge of the Hospital Cleaning and Infection Control Guidelines and the ability to quickly apply knowledge to

work practices.

4. Knowledge and understanding of Quality Assurance and WHS requirements.

Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on

Departmental premises, facilities or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment

checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice criminal history checks. A criminal

history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-

employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy contact.

Approved: June 2018 Selina Signal, Clinical Nurse Manager- Renal Satelite Services RDH