Relief Phlebotomist (Permanent position)

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Relief Phlebotomist (Permanent position)


Reference No: 595797

An opportunity has presented itself to appoint a suitably qualified candidate into the position of Relief Phlebotomist. This is a Permanent position based in Cape Town.

Job Summary:
Collects blood and other specimens for clinical analysis, evaluation, and/ or diagnostic purposes
Minimum Criteria Required:
Registration in relevant discipline with HPCSA
0-2 Yrs Relevant Working Experience
Relevant Job Knowledge:
Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology relevant to medical pathology
Medical ethical guidelines in the medical pathology fields
Organizational policy procedures
Phlebotomy procedures and processes
Key Performance Areas:
• Ensures that patients/ clients from whom blood or another 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 the 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 are 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 the prescribed turnaround 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 works 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 ongoing 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 organization 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 read documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organizational policy.
Ability to cope with nervous/distressed patients
Ability to work as part of a team
Adherence to company dress code
Administrative skills
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
Compensation is commensurate with qualification and experience level.
– Closing date: 8/9/2021 12:00:00 AM


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