Lancet Laboratories is recruiting for the Medical Technician Learnerships

Job Summary

Lancet Laboratories is recruiting for the vacancy: Learner/Student Medical Technician opportunities x4 posts.

Closing date: 13 February 2024

Locations: Polokwane

An opportunity has presented itself to appoint a suitably qualified candidate into the position of Student Medical Technician: Periphery Lab. This is a Permanent position based at Polokwane.

Learnership Purpose

To become conversant and achieve competence (i.e. broad knowledge, skills and values) regarding all aspects of the syllabus for a particular medical technology discipline/s in which the student wishes to specialise.

About Lancet Laboratories

Lancet Laboratories SA is one of the leading pathology laboratories operating throughout South Africa, providing vital diagnostic and monitoring pathology services in 9 provinces.

Cerba-Lancet Africa is a joint-venture between Cerba Healthcare of France and Lancet Laboratories of South Africa.

Cerba Lancet Africa provides services to Botswana, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Nigeria, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Qualification and Experience

  • Registration in relevant discipline with HPCSA
  • Matric with English and a pass in Maths (Not Math Literacy), Physical Science or Biology (Life Sciences)
  • 0-1 Yrs Relevant Working Experience
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  • Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology relevant to medical pathology
  • Laboratory information systems
  • Laboratory standards operating procedures and processes
  • Medical ethical guidelines in the medical pathology fields
  • Organisational policy procedures

Duties and Responsibilities

Attends formal training programme offered by organisation, including attendance of lectures and training (on and off site), rotation for practical training, submission of assignments and writing of Health Professions Council (HPCSA) board examination, to meet contractual obligations of student contract.

Diligently pursues studies to become competent in a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that cover the entire field of study which is drawn from all knowledge and practical experience gained during training period.

Performs diagnostic testing procedures, to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.

Operates, maintains and calibrates the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results. This includes recording instrument maintenance and quality control results as well as recognising and resolving problems by troubleshooting mal functioning equipment and taking corrective action (under supervision of an experienced medical technologist)

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Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with 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 audits.

Represents the organisation by applying the principles of customer care of Lancet Laboratories in the medical pathology field and interacts professionally and ethically with patients, clients, doctors and other hospital staff.

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.

Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organisational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work in a pressured environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Accuracy
  • Attention To Detail
  • Communication

  • Flexibility
  • Lateral thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Rule orientation
  • Self-management
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

How to Apply

Lancet Labs is committed to providing a safe working environment for employees, patients, clients, visitors and members of the public with whom we interact regularly.

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  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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