Professional Nurse - Student Health Services

Employer
University of Pretoria
Location
South Africa
Posted
Apr 25, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Ref
166057
Sector
Nursing
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Performing clinical pathology-related analyses for animal samples in the veterinary clinical pathology laboratory of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital. This may include:
  • Handling and analysis of patient and research samples in the haematology, clinical biochemistry, haemostasis and/or cytology sections of the laboratory;
  • Operation of automated biochemistry analysers (including but not limited to: Roche Cobas Integra 400 Plus, RapidPoint Blood-Gas analyser, Immulite 2000, TEG analyser, Advia 2120 and Abaxis HM5 haematology analysers, Aerospray slide stainer, ACL Elite coagulation analyser);
  • Microscopy and evaluation of blood smears from a range of animal species;
  • Quality control and quality assurance in the various laboratory sections;
  • Preparation and storage of patient and research samples;
  • Reporting of results; and
  • Various laboratory administrative tasks, including reception cover.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Diploma in Veterinary Technology; and
  • Current registration with the SAVC as a Veterinary Technologist.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Computer literacy (basic MS Word and Excel, and database and laboratory information management system (LIMS) software);
  • Report writing skills;
  • Knowledge of laboratory quality assurance;
  • Knowledge of the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment,
  • Knowledge of blood cells and cell abnormalities in domestic animals (including exotic animals);
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Conscientiousness and attention to detail; and
  • Physical mobility and arm-hand steadiness.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • B Tech in Veterinary Technology;
  • One year's experience working as a technologist in veterinary clinical pathology environment; and
  • Experience with laboratory quality assurance programmes.


Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV; and
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.


No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof Emma Hooijberg, 012 529 8445 or emma.hooijberg@up.ac.za

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 22 June 2021, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference will be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.