Wanted: Student Laboratory Assistants at NHLS

By on September 6, 2015

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) has 4 Laboratory Assistant (Student) opportunities with its Laboratory Support Services in Bloemfontein, Free State (Fixed-Term contract – 18 months).

Key Job responsibilities:

  • Receive, sort and refer (where applicable) specimens for testing
  • Verifies and validates information on the system against specimens received and tests requested
  • Liaise the receiving area regarding errors made during data capturing
  • Carries out different laboratory procedures for specimen preparation for analysis in accordance with the specific tests required and standard operating procedures up to final analysis
  • Performs tasks in support of the analytical process as per discipline requirements (e.g. loading of the analysers archiving of specimens etc )
  • Labels and stores samples (where applicable) to ensure traceability in accordance with procedures
  • Disposes of specimens in accordance with the standard operating procedures and legislation
  • Must be able to lift heavy containers of approximately 25 kg onto a trolley and deliver them to the laboratory as well as the waste management area for disposal
  • Monitors stock availability of consumables to ensure availability of all necessary commodities
  • Applies all safety and housekeeping regulations according to policy and legislation to ensure a safe working environment.


  • Grade 12 (Mathematics and Science)
  • Registration with the HPCSA as a Laboratory Assistant (Student)
  • Knowledge of laboratory information system will be an advantage
  • Computer literate


  • Technically orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team orientated
  • Work under pressure
  • Work unsociable hours

How to apply

Closing date is 09 September 2015. Click here to apply online ( Use this reference number IRC26287)

Enquiries may be directed to Nomusa Sithole @ (051) 444 9946 / 051 411 9948

Via – NHLS

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