Professional Nurse

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to collect, process and distribute blood and blood products of the highest standards in the Western Cape.


A vacancy exists for a Professional Nurse – All Regions (Paterson Grade C2)


Purpose of the Job

  • The overall health & safety of the donor
  • Medically screened donors, accepts or defers resulting in the collection of safe blood
  • Ensuring professionalism and safe, hygienic conditions for performing successful blood collection
  • All medical related decisions and overall functioning of the clinic


Minimum Requirements

  • Matriculation Certificate
  • Diploma in Nursing Science
  • Registered with the SA Nursing Council
  • Venepuncture/Phlebotomy experience is essential – preferably gained in an ICU or Trauma unit
  • Previous Blood Transfusion experience would be an added advantage
  • Computer Literate
  • A code 8 driver’s licence without endorsements
  • Fully bilingual – English and Afrikaans
  • The working hours are variable i.e. shift basis


A combination of the following skills, knowledge and attributes is required:


  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a friendly disposition and willingness to “go the extra mile”
  • Accuracy in data collection
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Skilled in customer services and the ability to deal with the public
  • Assist with promotional/administrative activities as needed


Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is an equal opportunity Employer. To apply for this position please follow the following links:


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Should you not receive feedback within 4 weeks of submitting your application, please consider this as unsuccessful.

Where do you think most of the blood we collect is used?

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Cross-match Testing:

WPBTS introduces the electronic cross-match system that improves turnaround time in its Blood Banks.

Transfusion Transmitted Disease (TTD) Testing:

WPBTS in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics launches its highly customised testing platform that improves processing times.

How many donations did you make during 2015?

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Marketing Campaign:

WPBTS introduces its Patient Blood Management Awareness Week Campaign to assist clinicians with their transfusion decisions.

WPBTS challenges you to #KeepTheBeatGoing

Did you know that less than 1.5% of Western Cape residents donate blood? That is an alarming statistic, considering our rapidly growing population and increasing demands.

Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) needs to increase their donor base by at least 3.5% this season just to meet the demand, and they need your help to achieve that goal.

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
31% (53 votes)
A friend/ colleague.
14% (24 votes)
I know/ knew someone who needs/ needed blood.
9% (15 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
33% (55 votes)
I passed a clinic and thought I would give it a try!
13% (22 votes)
Total votes: 169

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
25% (1 vote)
A friend / colleague.
0% (0 votes)
I know / knew someone who needs / needed blood.
0% (0 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
50% (2 votes)
I walked passed a mobile blood collection unit and thought I would give it a try.
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4

Paternity Testing Service:

As of the 30th of October 2015 the WPBTS has terminated its Paternity Testing Service and has referred testing to private pathology laboratories.