Phlebotomy Officer Job at Affirmative Portfolios – in Eastern Cape

Job Description

Phlebotomy Officer – Eastern Cape Region – R277 270pa


Purpose of the Post:
To draw quality blood (and other fluids) samples from patients and prepare these specimens for further testing

Key Performance Areas:
Draws blood as required using safety procedures

Observes the physical condition of patients during blood taking and applies sound phlebotomy practices in order to ensure the safety and comfort of patients

Pre-and post-test counselling of parents/guardians and children of various ages according to current South African legislation guidelines

Performs and interprets point of care tests as required

Keeps records of specimen collected, ensures that all patients detail and clinical information is accurately recorded and interprets test results in the context of the child’s clinical condition

Handles or refers queries related to the service

Theoretical and practical training of other health care workers to render this service

Report writing to document the service and identity successes and failures

Revises standard operating procedures as new information becomes available and proactively strives to improve integration of childcare service within the health care facility

Participates in operational research to inform best practice

Provides general nursing and phlebotomy technician services as required, from time to time

Checks stock levels of all collection materials and orders additional stock to ensure the availability of required materials at all times

Implements sound housekeeping procedures to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with legislation and all safety protocols.

Competency Requirements:
Knowledge of HIV and TB management

Demonstrate full knowledge pf the pre-collection limitations applicable to the required specimen and testing process

Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose and safe use of all equipment used in the collection of all specimen type and specialized testing procedures within the scope of practice

Demonstrate knowledge of factors which may affect the quality of the specimen arising either pre-post or during specimen collection and apply appropriate actions to avoid their occurrence

Knowledge of research project and laboratory tests

Knowledge of various test regimes

Knowledge of specimen safety precautions

Understanding and applying correct procedures, working in hazardous environment and being safety conscious

Sound knowledge of all required phlebotomy related nursing procedures and relevant disease process/laboratory tests

Computer literate

Project management skills

Data capturing and analysis skills

Interpersonal and counselling skills

Written and verbal communication skills

Time management and initiative

Good communication skills

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements:
Matric (NQF 4)

Certificate in nursing (3 years)/SMLTSA certificate

Counselling and good clinical practice (GCP) courses

Registration with SANC as a nurse/registered with the HPCSA as a Phlebotomy Technician

Valid driver’s license (desirable)

Closing date 17 September 2021 – Please note that should we not contact you within two weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

About Company

Company: Affirmative Portfolios –

Company Location:  Eastern Cape

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