Overview

Medical Technologist: Grade 2 to 3 (Hepatology) (5/8th post)

Employment Type: Permanent

Reference No: GSH56/2022

Groote Schuur Hospital

Minimum Educational Qualification:
Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Technologist.
Note:
Candidates who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration with the relevant council and proof of payments of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application / on appointment. Please note that the afore-said concession is only applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (this includes individuals who must apply for change in registration status.
Competencies (Knowledge/Skills):
Excellent knowledge and skills in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics methodologies associated with running a diagnostic genetic and biochemistry laboratory focussing on liver diseases and the porphyrias. E.g. spectrophotometry, fluorimetry, organic extraction, ion-exchange chromatography, HPLC, DNA isolation, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and sequencing. Excellent knowledge, use and maintenance of laboratory equipment and processes required for spectrophotometric, HPLC and DNA/gene and PCR work. Excellent knowledge related to diagnostic laboratory reporting (verbal and written), record keeping and database management. Excellent interpersonal skills, good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience:
Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Technologist in respect of South African qualified employees. A minimum of 11 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service, as required in South Africa. Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Technologist in respect of South African qualified employees. A minimum of 21 years relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable) in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service, as required in South Africa.
Enquiries:
Prof W Spearman, tel. no. (021) 404-5228
Registration With A Professional Council:
Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Technologist.
Duties (Key Result Areas/Outputs):
Run and perform the laboratory work associated with the biochemical screening and gene testing facility of the porphyria and liver diagnostic laboratory and report to the Director of the Laboratory, and Head of Division of Hepatology. Carry out development of better techniques and analysis, and new tests, for the diagnosis of the porphyrias, liver diseases and investigation of new gene mutations associated with porphyria, iron overload (HFE) or autoimmune and viral hepatitis. Communicate laboratory results to relevant parties and to maintain the porphyria and liver patient (and laboratory results) database as a critical component of the specialist laboratory service underpinning clinical care in the Division of Hepatology at Groote Schuur Hospital (and related and referring doctors and facilities).
Remuneration:
Grade 2:R 236 502 (5/8th)- R 270 429 per annum, Grade 3: R 278 595 (5/8th)-R 338 097 per annum Annual salary plus service benefits (13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance).
Starting Date:
6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
NOTICE TO ALL
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records and previous employment.

  • It will be expected of candidates to be conversant in at least two of the official languages (English/Afrikaans/Xhosa) of the Western Cape.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.
Closing date: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM