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ST JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTRE

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: GARDENER/GUARD


GRADE:
SECTION: ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION
REPORTS TO: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To carry out gardening and guarding duties at the Centre in order to maintain
good surroundings and to provide security for Centre property and patients’
vehicles.
KEY OUTPUT AREAS

OUTPUT 1: CLEAN SURROUNDINGS

Tendered flowers, plants and lawns to ensure that the surroundings are kept neat
and attractive.

KEY RECEIVER: Administrative Assistant


MEASUREMENT CLIENT: No overgrown grass, green lawns and fresh flowers
and plants

OUTPUT 2 REPORTED FAULTS


DEFINITION:
Reported various faults from various sections to the supervisor so that the
supervisor could make arrangements for maintenance services required.

OUTPUT 3 MANNED GATE

Opened gates for hospital and other authorised cars to allow the vehicles access
to the inside parking area.

KEY RECEIVER: Administrative Assistant


MEASUREMENT CRITERIA: Vehicle not delayed at the gate, no unauthorised
vehicle parked inside.
OUTPUT 4: PATROLS
DEFINITION:
Carried out outside patrols to ensure that clients cars are safe and not tempered
with.

KEY RECEIVER: Administrative Assistant

MEASUREMENT: Vehicles safe

JOB ANALYSIS

1. Education
Grade 12; Job on training

2. Experience
3 months relevant experience

3. Problem Solving
Involved mainly in menial activities with specific instruction from super
ordinate; Guards building and surroundings. Little or no exchange of
information involved.

4. Decision Making
Carries out menial activities as per instructions.; decisions mainly
embodied in work pattern; has some discretion in interviewing visitors
when carrying out guard duties; quality of work is verified at a higher level.

5. Communication
Limited exchange of information when on guard duties; writes in the
Occurrence Book; informs superior on areas needing maintenance
attention.

6. Work Relationship
Interacts mostly at lower levels with peers on work progress; also staff in
other departments whenever menial work is required.

7. Supervision
Nil

8. Risks
Cleans hospital environment and guards the hospital premises.

9. Responsibility For Assets


Small tools such as hoes, garden rake, shovels,
10. Consequences Of Error
May occur but repairable to a certain extent, lapses in guarding may lead
to loss of Centre property.

Signature:

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