An opportunity has presented itself to appoint a suitably qualified candidate into the position of Relief Pre-Analytical Laboratory Clerk. This is a Permanent position based at Westrand – Gauteng.

Job Summary:
Administers the receiving, capturing and distribution of all specimens to ensure correct information is obtained and recorded and to facilitate the speedy processing of specimens in terms of service objectives

Minimum Criteria Required:
Grade 12

0-1 Yrs Relevant Working Experience

Relevant Job Knowledge:
Computer literate
Laboratory information systems
Laboratory standards operating procedures and processes
Pre analytical laboratory process and procedures

Key Performance Areas:

  • Registers (“log”) samples on the laboratory information system and places samples into clear zip lock bags for forwarding to sample receiving section according to set standard operating procedures.
  • Receives samples and confirms that information on samples correspond with data that has been loaded by the “logging” section according to set standard operating procedures.
  • Prepares and scans patient forms onto laboratory scanning system (Occulus) and discard original forms according to set standard operating procedures.
  • Administers sorting and distribution of samples (“shooting”) according to set standard operating procedures to ensure the correct and prioritised channelling of specimens to various laboratories/ sites.
  • Creates shipping list of samples for distribution to laboratories/ sites in order to ensure completeness of audit trail.
  • Responsible for appropriate checking, packaging and recording, of all outgoing referral specimens (‘send away)
  • Responsible for perfrming the “box mox audit” to ensure we are able to proove what samples arrived with us at the time the box was opened
  • Responsible to receive physical samples from foreign countries and checking of waybill to confirm correctness as well as whether shipping lists and patients correspond according to set standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for basic housekeeping including suitable cleaning and preparation of equipment components such as fridges according to set standard operating procedures.

(PLEASE NOTE: Pre-analytical laboratory clerks may be required to perform all or less of the above key performance areas. They should however be familiar with all procedures associated with these key performance areas.)


Compensation is commensurate with qualification and experience level.


  • Closing date: 2021/11/17
Lancet Laboratories