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Vacancy Details
A career opportunity

A career opportunity exists for the right candidate in Cape Town
  Reference No: 520806
An opportunity has presented itself to appoint a suitably qualified candidate into the position of Relief Phlebotomist. This is a Permanent- Relief Phlebotomist position based at Cape Town.
Job Summary:
Collects blood and other specimens for clinical analysis, evaluation and/ or diagnostic purposes
Minimum Criteria Required:
Relevant Job Knowledge:
Key Performance Areas:
• Ensures that patients/ clients from whom a blood or other specimen (e.g. body fluids, tissue and excretion) is to be taken, are correctly identified and educated about the actual procedure and their rights, in compliance with relevant standard operating procedures and in accordance with scope of practice.
• Draws blood and collects non-blood specimens from patients/ clients at various locations, using the correct and sterile equipment in a manner that will yield the best results. This may include the use of Point of Care (POC) biomedical instrumentation systems and rapid testing kits for pathology.
• Observes the physical condition of patients during blood taking and applies sound first aid practices in order to ensure the safety and comfort of patients/ clients.
• Ensures that bio-hazardous waste is disposed of in the correct manner to comply with relevant safety protocols and standard operating procedures.
• Keeps records of specimens collected and ensures that all patient details and clinical information is accurately recorded.
• Ensures dispatching of specimens for processing in accordance with prescribed standard operating procedures and monitors progress and filing of reports, including handling queries and report delivery, in line with prescribed turn around requirements.
• Monitors stock levels of all collection materials, including venesection ³bleeding´bags, and orders additional stock to ensure the availability of required materials at all times.
• Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with relevant legislation and all safety protocols. This includes the on-going maintenance of quality control standards, adherence to infection control measures and participation (as per delegated responsibilities) in the preparation process for internal and external quality control audits
• Represents the organisation by applying the principles of customer care in the medical pathology field and interacts professionally and ethically with patients, clients, doctors and other hospital staff.
• Assists pathologists with special procedures (e.g. bone marrows, fine needle aspirates, sweat tests, pap smears, etc.) when required and in compliance with relevant working instructions and standard operating procedures.
• Uses knowledge of HIV and AIDS to provide pre-test information and support where relevant.
• Receiving cash from patients and ensuring banking of monies in accordance with relevant standard operating procedures.
• Reports incidents, logs customer complaints and problem solution, reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organisational policy.
Compensation is commensurate with qualification and experience level.
Special Requirements:
Special Conditions:

You will be required to provide relief at different depots and labs throughout the area. You will be working both day and night shift on a Monday to Sunday roster basis and can cover more than one site on a single day.
Only one allowance will be paid for the inconvenience of being on a relief contract and working both day and night shift, no additional allowance will be paid when working night shift. This allowance is inclusive of cell phone expenses incurred.
You are required to have a valid driver’s license and a roadworthy vehicle to travel between labs or depots. As a relief staff member you will be required to be available on short notice.
Kilometres travelled will be reimbursed as per the applicable company policy and procedure.
- Closing date: 24-09-2020