Hospital Assistant Porter/ Cleaner

November 24, 2021

Job Location: Sydney Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Employer: Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Full time

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Hospital Assist Gde 2
Remuneration: 50876.71 – 50876.71
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ273520

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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A hospital porter/cleaner is a professional who ensures that the hospital is kept clean to provide a safe clean environment to our patients, families, visitor and other staff. This position is critical to control and prevent healthcare associated infections from spreading and providing a cleaning service to sustain a safe and clean environment. Ability to work a 7 day variable roster that covers a 24/7 services, including weekends and public holidays with the flexibility to work morning, afternoon and night shifts as required according to patient flow needs.

Hospital Porters/Cleaner carry out non clinical duties such as moving and transporting patients, restocking supplies and providing clean safe environment for the treatment of patients. You will work in an environment where we tailor education and support based on your expertise and educational requirements. You will have an extensive orientation program. You will have access to personalised development and career opportunities.

The Sydney Children’s Hospital is Australia’s largest paediatric health service network and a world-class research institution. Be part of a caring team that aims to provide the best care and service to children in NSW while supporting staff to develop within healthy, rewarding workplaces.


What you’ll be doing

The position will provide support to the nursing team in non-clinical care of the patient regarding patient lifting and transportation. Team member will be on emergency response teams, collection and delivery of specimens, equipment, consumables, restocking of supplies and consumables.  
Cleaning duties as assigned, may including general cleaning, terminal cleaning of internal areas and external areas. Cleaning according to daily, weekly and periodic schedules.  

  • Displays competency in the reading and writing of English to enable required duties to be performed safely and to acceptable levels

  • Demonstrated previous cleaning and portering experience in a health care facility

  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of workplace health and safety issues

  • Ability to work on a variable roster 24/7 if required.

  • Ability to work within a team environment with little or no supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a manner which preserves patient confidentiality and dignity

  • Displays a willingness & flexible approach to work requirements and change in work practices

  • Previous experience in a similar position in a health care facility


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.



Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (including any amendments):

  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination


If you have a medical reason and cannot be vaccinated:

A COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form must be completed by a GP or Medical Practitioner.

An exemption to the Public Health Order requirements will only be considered if you are unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Ziada Camdzic on [email protected]

Applications Close: 5 December 2021



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