• Day shift: 07:30 – 16:30. Shifts can be adjusted according to the needs of the company.
  • Night shift: 18:00 – 06:00. Shifts can be adjusted according to the needs of the company.
  • 18h00-06h00 (7 nights on / 7 nights off). Shifts can be adjusted according to the needs of the company.
  • What is a phlebotomist? Phlebotomy technician, or simply phlebotomist, is someone who is well trained in the skill of taking or drawing bloods and collection of specimen other than venous blood. These blood or specimen is used to further check for health issues, like diseases, bacteria, cholesterol, etc. About the Programme…. Vermaak and Partners/Pathcare offers this programme for the training of Phlebotomy Technicians (Further Education and Training Certificate: Phlebotomy Techniques, NQF level 4). The qualification is approved and authorized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is run as a learnership under the auspices of the HWSETA. The learnership consists of a structured learning component (theory) as well as work place experience (practical). The training is outcomes-based according to the unit standards that make up the qualification. Learners are taught anatomy and physiology, medical ethics, laboratory safety (including HIV infection prevention), and how to safely collect blood and non-blood specimens for medical pathology and blood transfusion purposes. Registered Phlebotomy Technicians are equipped, through the knowledge and skills gained. These samples aid in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease and disease processes in the body. The theory component of the programme takes place at the Academy in Pretoria, but the practical component is offered in numerous locations across Pretoria, East Rand, and Johannesburg. On successful completion of the two year course and a Board Examination set by the HPCSA, the phlebotomy learner is able to register with the HPCSA as a qualified Phlebotomy Technician and is able to work in pathology laboratories, such as Vermaak and Partners or PathCare. Vermaak and Partners, and PathCare Academy learners have consistently achieved exceptionally high pass rates on these exams. The programme commences in February 2019.
  • A Career in the field of Medical Technology: Did you ever wonder what happen with your blood after it was drawn or where does your urine sample go or what happen with tissues like a mole or tumor when it is removed? It goes to a medical diagnostic laboratory where medical technicians and medical technologists do tests to analyse all these samples. The clinical laboratory testing plays a very important role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Medical laboratory technicians and technologists analyse samples of blood, body fluids and tissues to help a doctor to make a diagnosis or to monitor treatment. The Clinical Pathology Laboratory: In a Clinical Pathology Laboratory, medical technicians and medical technologists can work in different categories like: Chemical Pathology: were chemical tests are done on blood and body fluids to determine the chemical content of the sample. Haematology : that is the study of blood cells and blood disorders like anaemia, leukemia, and blood group testing and blood parasites like Malaria. Microbiology: Analysis of samples for the identification of micro-organisms and parasites that causes diseases in patients. In all the different departments, technicians and technologist have to prepare samples and reagents and work with specialised instruments and other laboratory equipment like microscopes and pipettes to perform these tests. Technicians work under the supervision of a qualified technologist.