Plasma-derived Medicinal Products (PDMP’s) Update:

WPBTS suspends the manufacture of its PDMP’s until further notice, due to critical findings in the recent audit review of the WPBTS Fractionation Plant.

Pathogen Reduction Evaluation:

WPBTS and SANBS are evaluating/reviewing the feasibility of pathogen reduction technology for pooled random donor platelets and single donor apheresis platelets for implementation in South Africa.

Haemovigilance Report:

WPBTS and SANBS’s reporting of adverse blood transfusion/donation events in South Africa is available in the latest SA National Haemovigilance Report (2014), on the haemovigilance information page. 

Customer Satisfaction Survey:

WPBTS is conducting its annual customer satisfaction survey for blood users. To participate in the survey visit the Life Blood Newsletter Edition 26, on the latest news page.  

Driver

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 exist for Driver – Transport Department

(Paterson Grade B2)

 

Minimum Requirements

  • A code 8 (EB) driver’s licence with PDP and without endorsements
  • A Matric certificate
  • Previous commercial driving experience prerequisite

 

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

  • Neat and well groomed
  • Have a friendly disposition and show a keen interest in the work. A willingness to work as part of a team is essential.
  • The working hours are variable
  • Must be able to work shifts and weekend work

 

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

Internal-https://wpbts.mcidirecthire.com/Internal/MainSite.aspx

External - https://wpbts.mcidirecthire.com/External/CurrentOpportunities.aspx

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

 

Medical Technologist/Trainee Technologist

Main Purpose of Job

  • Perform all administrative and technical aspects in Blood Bank to ensure the correct and accurate release of relevant test results/ blood products for the purposes of safe transfusion.
  • Weekend and after hour call duties will be required.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Matric
  • Qualified Medical Technologist/ Trainee Medical Technologist (including CPUT students)
  • Registered with HPCSA
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Computer literate
  • Good  interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Must reside within reasonable distance from Blood Bank (call duties)

 

Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is an equal opportunity Employer.

 

To apply for this position please follow this link:

 

External: https://wpbts.mcidirecthire.com/External/CurrentOpportunities.aspx

Internal - https://wpbts.mcidirecthire.com/Internal/MainSite.aspx

 

Please quote the reference “Med Tech” in the subject line.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 29 July 2016

 

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

 

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:

Internal-https://wpbts.mcidirecthire.com/Internal/MainSite.aspx

External - https://wpbts.mcidirecthire.com/External/CurrentOpportunities.aspx

 

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

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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.