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Vacancy Details
A career opportunity

A career opportunity exists for the right candidate in Burgersfort
  Reference No: 525488
An opportunity has presented itself to appoint a suitably qualified candidate into the position of Swab Procedure Aid. This is a Fixed-Term position based at Burgersfort.
Job Summary:
Collects Nasopharyngeal swab and throat specimens for clinical analysis, evaluation and/ or diagnostic purposes
Administers the receiving, capturing and distribution of all Pathology reports to ensure correct information is obtained and recorded and to facilitate the speedy processing of samples in terms of service objectives.
Minimum Criteria Required:
BSC degree or any other relevant qualification

0-1 Yrs Relevant Working Experience
Relevant Job Knowledge:
Computer literate
Laboratory information systems
Organisational policy procedures
Key Performance Areas:
• Ensures that patients/ clients from whom Nasopharyngeal and Throat swabs are to be taken, are correctly identified and educated about the procedure and their rights, in compliance with relevant standard operating procedures.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Processes sample registration ³logging´and queries according to set standard operating procedures.
• Co-ordination of the reception area and give out relevant information and direct clients to relevant departments while offering excellent customer service
• Prepares and scans patient forms onto laboratory scanning system (Oculus) and resolves the scanning incompletes according to set standard operating procedures.
Coping with pressures and set backs
Working with People
Adhering to Principles and Values
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
Adapting and Responding to Change
Following Instructions and Procedures
Compensation is commensurate with qualification and experience level.
- Closing date: 13-08-2020