Internal Vacancies

Internal Vacancies

Internal Vacancies

1 Internal Vacancies Bulletin 0315/001-01 Guidelines to Applicants 1. If you meet the requirements, kindly forward a concise CV to the relevant Practitioner /Administrator (Human Resources) either or by fax or email, quoting the reference number and the job title. 2. The onus is on you to ensure that your application has been received. Applications received without the reference numbers and copies of qualifications as well as those received after theclosing date will not be considere d. 3. Any credentials of the contract of employment shall be subject to reference and or ITC checks.

Successful candidates may be required to undergo psychometric assessment. 5. ALL positions that require an applicant to beregistered with a professional body must attach proof of registration with their application. Applications sent without the proof of registration will not be considered. 6. These positions are open to all employees of the NHLS including the employees who are on contract in similar or different positions currently. 7. Internal application forms should be accompanied by concise Curriculum Vitae of the applicant. 8. Please indicate the following on the application form: a.

The Region.

b. The Business Unit. c. The post applying for (Job Title). d. The reference number of the post. 9. Applications received without the required information will not be processed. 10. Correspondence will be limited to short -listed candidates only. 11. The NHLS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The filling of Posts will be guided by the NHLS Employment Equity Targets. 12. Successful applicants will be remunerated on the published scale associated with the grade of the post. This means that the remuneration of an applicant who is successful for a position that is lower than his/her current job grade will be adjusted downward with effect from the date of appointment.

13. Please note that the NHLS reserves the right to use other mediums (video conference, Skype, telephone, etc) when conducting interviews as a cost -saving measure. However, for all front -line and middle -level appointments other mediums maybe also be usedexcept telephonic interviews. THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015

2 GAUTENG REGION BUSINESS UNIT: JOHANNESBURG CENTRAL LERATONG LABORATORY MANAGER (LABORATORY) (PAY ZONE D1) SALARY RANGE (R317 671.00pa – R413 767.00pa) REF: GAUJC0315/001-01 (42022-001-1209) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages the correct application of quality assurance processes and standard operating procedures to ensure corrective actions are taken as required
  • Reviews and implements change to standard operating procedures in order to ensure the laboratory support function (eg laboratory courier services, specimen reception and sorting, test result reporting functions) is constantly able to provide a high quality, cost effective and safe service
  • Oversee and monitor equipment maintenance to ensure reliable operations
  • Oversees asset management and procurement of goods to ensure the most effective utilization of resources, optimize stock levels, reduce costs and ensure availability of required stock at all times
  • Generate management reports as required to monitor work and performance status of the support services and take corrective action when required
  • Liaises with customers in order to resolve service related issues, maintain a positive image of the organization and promote the services of the laboratory complex
  • This includes participation in hospital interdisciplinary committees and training of new intern medical doctors on laboratory procedures and practice
  • Contributes to the development of an annual operational budget, and monitors and controls expenses against budget in order to control costs and maximise the profitability of the laboratory
  • Oversee the management of waste disposal in line with relevant laboratory procedures and legislation
  • Oversee the implementation and correct application of all NHLS policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Plans and manages the activities of staff to ensure they achieve their performance
  • Trains, develops and manage staff to ensure they have the skills required by the organisation and are able to achieve their performance objectives
  • Managing data integrity to facilitate completeness for billing of customers (eg Hospital, private and medical aid clients, referrals and foreign patients) and resolution of billing queries to ensure accurate, timeous and correct collection of monies owed.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • National Diploma / Degree Biomedical Technology
  • Registered with the HPCSA in Clinical Pathology
  • 6-8 years post qualification and experience in a laboratory and administrative environment
  • Knowledge of relevant laboratory processes and procedures
  • Assertiveness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills
  • Understanding of finance and general management
  • Attention to detail
  • Team leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Consistency in achieving stringent turnaround and performance targets
  • Cost effective utilization of all resources
  • To be vigilant and take timeous corrective action
  • Ability to optimize processes to achieve
  • maximum efficiencies in pre and post analytical laboratory processes
  • Managing diversity
  • High staff turnover
  • Client liaison (both internal and external) and maintaining a positive image of the company
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Crisis and conflict management
  • Dependency on other units/ structures outside of direct control to maintain turnaround times (eg Disa Comms)
3 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R135 461.00pa – R330 046.00pa) REF: GAUJC 0715/001-02 (44900-014-8014) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage the sample collection and sample suitability for setup / analysis, ensure that equipment is maintained in terms of defined processes and procedures and where applicable prepare reagents and mediaManage the data required for the efficient functioning and smooth running of the lab in order to meet statutory and clinical requirementsEnsure that quality services are supplied to customers by monitoring work, staff and equipment to obtain maximized outcomesTo maintain safe standards in accordance with the OHS actConduct, process and interpret tests in terms of prescribed procedures, monitoring quality at all timesVerification and reporting of results (interpreting where applicable) and ensuring that results are delivered timeously to sourceUndertake trouble shooting wherever necessary e.g. identifying and solving: technical and conceptual problemsBe concerned with research and development (R&D) to assess the appropriateness of tests; to improve existing laboratory tests; and to develop new tests and techniques in order to optimize and improve the provision of diagnostic services.
  • It may also involve that undertaking of clinical trials in conjunction with clinicians and other stakeholdersBe concerned with the teaching and training of laboratory personnel, medical colleagues and community health workers etc. in laboratory skills and health sciences to ensure that a high standard of laboratory service is delivered.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • National Diploma in Biomedical Technology
  • Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Technologist in Clinical Pathology
  • Knowledge of laboratory information system (DISA) or TrackCare system
  • Knowledge of laboratory processes, equipment and procedures
  • Knowledge of principles of good laboratory practice
  • Knowledge of Accreditation principles
  • Technically orientated
  • Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal, computer, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, within a team and with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours, shifts, weekends, public holidays and call outs.
4 HELEN JOSEPH LABORATORY SUPERVISOR (LABORATORY) (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) (PAY ZONE C4) SALARY RANGE (R246 564.00pa – R330 046.00pa) REF: GAUJC0315/001-01 (44001-001-1133) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the correct application of quality assurance processes and standard operating procedures to ensure corrective actions are taken as required
  • Reviews and implements change of standard operating procedures in order to ensure the laboratory service is constantly able to provide a high quality, cost effective and safe service
  • Supervise and monitor laboratory processes and maintain the technical laboratory service to ensure the accurate processing of specimens and reliable results
  • Participate in the management and procurement of goods to ensure the most effective utilization of resources, optimize stock levels, reduce cost and ensure availability of stock at all times
  • Assist in the generation of management reports as required to monitor work and performance status of the laboratory service and take corrective action when required
  • Liaise with customers in order to resolve service related issues, maintain a positive of the organization and promote services of the NHLS
  • Implement and maintain the quality system that governs the laboratory service and components of the department to ensure compliance with the principles of Good Laboratory Practice and the fulfillment of SANAS accreditation requirements
  • Contributes to the development of an annual operational budget, and monitors and controls expenses against budget in order to control costs and maximize profitability of the section
  • Assist in the planning and supervising the activities of staff to ensure they achieve performance objectives and ensure the most optimal utilization of available resources
  • Participate in the delivery and promotion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities within the department /Laboratory to contribute to staff development and compliance with HPCSA requirements
  • Trains and develops staff to ensure they have skills required by the organization and are able to achieve their performance objectives
  • Arrange the training of students for the internship and experiential programme to ensure comprehensive preparation of students for their exams
  • Implements safe working conditions and procedures in order to ensure a safe working environment and compliance with all legislation
  • Performs the role of a medical technologist when required in accordance with operational needs.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • National Diploma / Degree Biomedical Technology
  • Registered with the HPCSA in Clinical Pathology or Chemistry
  • Six (6) Eight (8) years post qualification and experience in a diagnostic laboratory
  • Knowledge of laboratory processes and procedures
  • Assertiveness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills.
5 NURSE SPECIALIST (PAY ZONE C3) SALARY RANGE (R202 093.00pa – R270 853.00pa) REF: GAUJC 0315/001-02 (44022-001/002-1117) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Draws blood for testing at various locations as required using safe and correct procedures.
  • Interprets blood results in order to calculate and prescribe anticoagulants in order to provide safe monitoring of anticoagulation of patients.
  • Performs the aspiration of body fluids from potentially malignant tissue for cytology to allow proper diagnosis to be completed.
  • Administers and monitor dynamic function tests e.g. glucose tolerance tests, pituitary stimulation tests etc. to ensure reliability of results and patient safety.
  • Observes the physical condition of patients during testing and applies sound nursing practices in order to ensure the safety and comfort of patients.
  • Keeps records of specimens collected and ensure that all patient details and clinical information is accurately recorded.
  • Provides general nursing services as required, from time to time, such as emergency first aid, assisting with immunization and the administration of general tests.
  • Provides nursing services to NHLS staff (where applicable) such as all required injections, managing needle stick injuries, taking blood pressure, glucose checks, hepatitis screening etc.
  • Checks stock levels of all collection materials and orders additional stock to ensure the availability of required materials at all times.
  • Implements sound housekeeping procedures to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with legislation and all safety protocols.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • Registration with SANC as a Professional Nurse
  • 2 Year post qualification experience
  • Knowledge of all required specialist procedures
  • Counselling skills
  • Computer skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team leadership
  • Valid driver’s license (where applicable) CARLETONVILLE LABORATORY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R112 044.00pa – R222 904.00pa) REF: GAUJC0315/001-01(44940-001-7014) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Receive, prepare, sort and analyse specimens for testingPhone abnormal and urgent results to doctors and nurses, deal with all routine enquiriesMaintenance and calibration of instruments, machines and equipmentCarry out all routine testing proceduresEnsure that wards, referring hospitals and clinics receive their results according to set turnaround timesAdhere to safety procedures and perform all required QC proceduresTraining of studentsParticipate in the delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities within the department / laboratory to contribute to staff development and in compliance with HPCSA requirementsComply with policies and procedures of the NHLS as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • Qualified as a Medical TechnicianRegistration with HPCSA as Medical Technician in Clinical Pathology or Chemical PathologyRelevant post-qualification experience in a diagnostic laboratory as a Medical TechnicianExperience in a laboratory environmentKnowledge of laboratory information system (DISA) Technically orientatedAttention to detailCommunication, analytical and interpersonal skillsTeam orientated
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours, weekends, public holidays.
6 BRAAMFONTEIN BUSINESS COMPLEX HUMAN GENETICS MEDICAL SCIENTIST/TECHNOLOGIST (X3 POSTS) (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R135 461.00pa – R330 046 .00pa) REF: GAUJCBR 0714/001-12 (41088-004/020-9014) (41088-013-8014) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Applies quality assurance processes and standard operating procedures in order to ensure the Laboratory is constantly able to provide a high quality, cost effective and safe service
  • Having the ability to receive, analyse and report on postnatal specimens
  • Learn other cytogenetic techniques used in the Laboratory including: FISH and Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Checks patients details and clinical information with specimens and priorities specimens according to urgency
  • Determines biohazard risks and takes appropriate precautions
  • Prepare reagents to enable test to be performed
  • Perform administrative tasks pertinent to departmental record keeping, data capture, report generation, photocopying, faxing and filing
  • Supervision and teaching of all students and junior medical scientists, new staff
  • Maintains efficient record-keeping systems within area of responsibility
  • Comply with safety procedures in order to ensure a safe working environment and compliance with all legislation
  • Comply with quality assurance requirements
  • Supervise and mentor genetic students in practical environment to ensure an appropriate transfer of skills occurs
  • Participate in teaching of students and other allied medical professionals in line with departmental, the NHLS and Wits requirements
  • Participate in Research and Development projects initiated by the department of Human Genetics as per departmental requirements
  • Improve existing laboratory tests
  • Participate in the delivery of Continued Professional Development(CPD) activities within the department/Laboratory to contribute to staff development and in compliance with the HPCSA requirements
  • Asses new techniques to optimize and improve the provision of diagnostic services
  • Be concerned with the total Quality Management of the laboratory which involves the implementation and monitoring of systems to ensure accurate and reliable results
  • Contribute towards writing scientific papers
  • Monitor equipment calibration and maintenance to ensure the reliable results
  • Implement safety procedures in order to ensure safe working environment and compliance with all legislation.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • Diploma/Degree in Human Genetics or a related biological field
  • Registration with HPCSA
  • Experience in Medical background or previous laboratory experience will be an advantage
  • Computer literacy
  • Meticulous
  • Analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Reliable with good sense of responsibility
  • Be prepared to work unsociable hours
  • Comply with academic demands
  • Consistency in achieving stringent turnaround and performance targets
  • Cost effective utilization of all resources
  • To be vigilant and take timeous corrective action
  • Ability to optimize processes to achieve maximum efficiencies
  • Managing diversity
  • Client liaison and maintaining a positive image of the company
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Internal applicants can visit the NHLS intranet page at http://intranet.nhls.ac.za or log onto NHLS self service  External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on careers  Enquiries may be directed to Michael Ramalepe @ (011) 489 9775  Please indicate the reference number of the post  Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.  These salary scales may be subject to change” THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015

7 BUSINESS UNIT: CHRIS HANI BARAGWANATH TERTIARY AUTO LAB/CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R112 044.00pa – R222 904.00pa) REF: GAUSCHB0315/001-01(42001-001-7014) Key Job Responsibilities: Receive, prepare, sort and analyse specimens for testingPhone abnormal and urgent results to doctors and nurses, deal with all routine enquiriesMaintenance and calibration of instruments, machines and equipmentCarry out all routine testing proceduresEnsure that wards, referring hospitals and clinics receive their results according to set turnaround timesAdhere to safety procedures and perform all required QC proceduresTraining of studentsParticipate in the delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities within the department / laboratory to contribute to staff development and in compliance with HPCSA requirementsComply with policies and procedures of the NHLS as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Key Competency Requirements:
  • Qualified as a Medical TechnicianRegistration with HPCSA as Medical Technician in Clinical PathologyPost-qualification experience in a diagnostic laboratory as a Medical TechnicianExperience in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of laboratory information system (DISA) Technically orientatedAttention to detailCommunication, analytical and interpersonal skillsTeam orientated
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours, weekends, public holidays .  Internal applicants can visit the NHLS intranet page at http://intranet.nhls.ac.za or log onto NHLS self service  External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on careers  Enquiries may be directed to Jeanette Dhlamini @ (011) 489 9008  Please indicate the reference number of the post  Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.  These salary scales may be subject to change” THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015.
8 BUSINESS UNIT: TSHWANE ACADEMIC DIVISION ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY (HISTOLOGY) (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R135 461.00pa – R330 046.00pa) REF: GAUTAD0115/001-03(45002.009.8014) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage the sample collection and sample suitability for setup / analysis, ensure that equipment is maintained in terms of defined processes and procedures and where applicable prepare reagents and media
  • Manage the data required for the efficient functioning and smooth running of the lab in order to meet statutory and clinical requirements
  • Ensure that quality services are supplied to customers by monitoring work, staff and equipment to obtain maximised outcomes
  • To maintain safe standards in accordance with the OHS act
  • Conduct, process and interpret tests in terms of prescribed procedures, monitoring quality at all times
  • Verification and reporting of results (interpreting where applicable) and ensuring that results are delivered timeously to source
  • Undertake trouble shooting wherever necessary e.g. identifying and solving: technical and conceptual problems
  • Be concerned with research and development (R&D) to assess the appropriateness of tests; to improve existing laboratory tests; and to develop new tests and techniques in order to optimise and improve the provision of diagnostic services. It may also involve the undertaking of clinical trials in conjunction with clinicians and other stakeholders
  • Be concerned with the teaching and training of laboratory personnel, medical colleagues and community health workers etc. in laboratory skills and health sciences to ensure that a high standard of laboratory service is delivered.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • National Diploma in Biomedical Technology
  • HPCSA registration as a Medical Technologist in Histopathology Techniques
  • Post qualification experience within a laboratory setting
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word, LIS)
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices
  • Good knowledge of laboratory processes and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team orientated
  • Good organizing skills
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours: shifts, weekends, public holidays and call outs.
  • LABORATORY SUPPORT SERVICES MESSENGER (PAY ZONE A3) SALARY RANGE (R73 556.00pa – R96 349.00pa) REF: GAUTAD0315/001-01(45022.007.3003) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To collect specimen and deliver reports to the hospital wards according to set procedures to facilitate work flow
  • To sort and distribute internal courier/ mail in the receiving office to ensure correct delivery of mail to different departments
  • To record telephone messages in the transport office to ensure that operational standards and company image are maintained
  • To scan the delivered results at the wards to ensure receipt of work
  • To ensure that shipping lists are filed according to the SOP. Key Competency Requirements:
  • Grade 12
  • Basic computer skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours (shifts, weekends, public holidays, nights)
9 ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY (CYTOLOGY) MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R135 461.00pa – R330 046.00pa) REF: GAUTAD0315/001-02(45002.017.8014) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage the sample collection and sample suitability for setup / analysis, ensure that equipment is maintained in terms of defined processes and procedures and where applicable prepare reagents and media
  • Manage the data required for the efficient functioning and smooth running of the lab in order to meet statutory and clinical requirements
  • Ensure that quality services are supplied to customers by monitoring work, staff and equipment to obtain maximised outcomes
  • To maintain safe standards in accordance with the OHS act
  • Conduct, process and interpret tests in terms of prescribed procedures, monitoring quality at all times
  • Verification and reporting of results (interpreting where applicable) and ensuring that results are delivered timeously to source
  • Undertake trouble shooting wherever necessary e.g. identifying and solving: technical and conceptual problems
  • Be concerned with research and development (R&D) to assess the appropriateness of tests; to improve existing laboratory tests; and to develop new tests and techniques in order to optimise and improve the provision of diagnostic services. It may also involve the undertaking of clinical trials in conjunction with clinicians and other stakeholders
  • Be concerned with the teaching and training of laboratory personnel, medical colleagues and community health workers etc. in laboratory skills and health sciences to ensure that a high standard of laboratory service is delivered.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • National Diploma in Biomedical Technology
  • HPCSA registration as a Medical Technologist in Cytology
  • Post qualification experience within a laboratory setting
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word, LIS)
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices
  • Good knowledge of laboratory processes and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team orientated
  • Good organizing skills
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours: shifts, weekends, public holidays and call outs.

Internal applicants can visit the NHLS intranet page at http://intranet.nhls.ac.za or log onto NHLS self service  External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on career  Enquiries may be directed to Nicola Mdhluli @ (011) 386 6145  Please indicate the reference number of the post  Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.  These salary scales may be subject to change” THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015.

10 BUSINESS UNIT: DR. GEORGE MUKHARI LABORATORY SUPPORT SERVICES MESSENGER (X2 POSTS) (PAY ZONE A3) SALARY RANGE (R73 556.00pa – R96 349.00pa) REF: GAUDGM0315/001-01(46022.004/008.3003) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To collect specimen and deliver reports to the hospital wards according to set procedures to facilitate work flow
  • To sort and distribute internal courier/ mail in the receiving office to ensure correct delivery of mail to different departments
  • To record telephone messages in the transport office to ensure that operational standards and company image are maintained
  • To scan the delivered results at the wards to ensure receipt of work
  • To ensure that shipping lists are filed according to the SOP. Key Competency Requirements:
  • Grade 12
  • Basic computer skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours (shifts, weekends, public holidays, nights).
  • BUSINESS UNIT: CORPORATE DIAGNOSTIC MEDIA PRODUCTS BIOTECHNOLOGIST (PAY ZONE DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE) SALARY RANGE (R135 461.00pa – R330 046.00pa) REF: GAUDMP0315/001-02(43520.004.8004) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To ensure successful execution of production according to schedule
  • To calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results
  • To write and review standard operating procedure in order to ensure methods used are documented and kept up to date
  • To monitor temperatures of temperature dependant equipment to ensure operation within acceptable ranges
  • To enter information onto the database in order to manage and analyse data regularly
  • To validate test procedures in order to ensure accurate and reliable results
  • To train personnel to ensure skills development and competency
  • To ensure that results are reported on / released timeously/ according to set turnaround times
  • To assist with general accreditation requirements in order to meet accreditation criteria and maintain ongoing accreditation
  • To monitor laboratory stock and writing requisitions to ensure availability of stock at all times
  • To adhere to safety procedures and perform all required QC procedures
  • To comply with policies and procedures of the NHLS as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • To perform general duties as required in the laboratories
  • To keep up to date with relevant, current and emerging research, methods and technologies.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • Diploma in Biotechnology or related field is essential
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years experience in a laboratory
  • Knowledge of laboratory processes and procedure is essential
  • Knowledge of good laboratory principles is essential
  • Knowledge of good manufacturing principles
  • Attention to details
  • Communication and interpersonal skills essential.
11 DIAGNOSTIC MEDIA PRODUCTS CLERK STORES (PAY ZONE B3) SALARY RANGE (R96 819.00pa – R126 833.00pa) REF: GAUDMP0315/001-03(43560.001.6009) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To check internal stores order information from the procurement system to ensure processing of orders and to determine items requiring placement on backorders
  • To receive and verify goods received from the suppliers to ensure accuracy of delivery
  • To capture all goods and services received on the procurement system in order to allow payment
  • To ensure the delivery or dispatch of goods to different department to ensure accurate and timeous delivery
  • To monitor of stock levels and initiate reordering as required to ensure continuity of supply
  • To conduct stock taking accordingly in compliance with the procurement policy
  • To handle all internal and external queries related to stock to ensure resolution
  • To ensure that stock rotation is done to prevent expiry of goods.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • Grade 12 essential
  • 1 year experience in stores environment is essential
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Knowledge of procurement system essential
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Time management.
12 OFFICE OF THE COO SHE OFFICER BASED IN BRAAMFONTEIN (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) (PAY ZONE C4) SALARY RANGE (R246 564.00pa – R330 046.00pa) REF: CORP0215/001-01 (91008.004.1224) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To provide a Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) programme within the region in accordance with NHLS SHE policy, standard operating procedures and legislation to ensure the health and safety of employees and other stakeholders.
  • To facilitate and guide the SHE risk assessment process and be part of the risk assessment team within the region together with relevant facility managers and practitioners so as to contribute to medical surveillance and appropriate interventions.
  • To advise and provide SHE training within the region together with facility managers and relevant practitioners to ensure legal compliance and the health and safety of employees and stakeholders.
  • To provide input into the development of SHE policy and standard operating procedures.
  • To collate, monitor and report all work-related incidents, accidents and disease investigations within the region and conduct appropriate investigations to inform management and comply with legal obligations.
  • To audit and monitor key aspects of SHE practice within the region, including waste management, and the effectiveness of health and safety representatives and committees to inform management and comply with legal obligations.
  • To support the implementation of health promotion for the employees and conduct health promotion activities to empower staff and comply with legislation.
  • To audit and monitor SHE-related service providers to ensure that high quality services that are in line with legislation are provided.
  • To advise line management and staff on and contribute to the development of SHE policies and procedures to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the relevance of these policies.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • 3-5 years post-qualification experience preferably in a SHE environment, previous co-ordination of training is desirable.
  • BTech Environmental Health or B-Tech Biomedical Technology.
  • Occupational Hygiene qualification.
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
  • Working with People
  • Planning and Organising
  • Analysing
  • Leading and Supervising.

Internal applicants can visit the NHLS intranet page at http://intranet.nhls.ac.za or log onto NHLS self service  External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on careers  Enquiries may be directed to Nomti Ralarala @ (011) 386 6591  Please indicate the reference number of the post  Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.  These salary scales may be subject to change” THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015.

13 GAUTENG REGION (CORPORATE) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ORACLE ERP DEVELOPER (ORACLE ERP) (PAY ZONE C2) SALARY RANGE (R165 382.00pa – R222 904.00pa) REF: CORPIT0315/001-01 (07924-001-9021) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To compile basic technical specifications for modules of the oracle system for effective functioning.To test, implement and document modules to ensure that the required standards and objectives are met.To provide ad-hoc mentoring to trainee resources associated with the design, development, testing and implementation phases of projects to ensure quality deliverables and assist in their growth.To participate in Joint Analysis and Design (JAD) sessions, conduct business interviews and other information gathering techniques in order to determine business requirements.To analyse and document business requirements in consultation with users according to appropriate methodology and techniques.To design basic technical solutions in line with the Business requirements to ensure clarity and completeness of the solution.To develop and debug basic system components in line with technical specifications for quality implementation purposes. Key Competency Requirements:
  • IT Diploma or equivalentBasic SQL and PL/SQL is essential 2-3 years development experience in IT environment
  • 1 year relevant Oracle Experience Basic Oracle report writing is essential Oracle forms development tool training is desirable
  • Studying towards/completed BTech, BSc or Bcom in IT is essential Any other Oracle development tool is desirable
  • Knowledge of Oracle Development Tools.Knowledge of System development Lifecycle.
  • Oracle application knowledgeCommunication skills Interpersonal skills System documentation Analytical thinking  Internal applicants can visit the NHLS intranet page at http://intranet.nhls.ac.za or log onto NHLS self service  External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on careers  Enquiries may be directed to Siyabonga Cabe @ (011) 386 6187  Please indicate the reference number of the post  Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.  These salary scales may be subject to change” THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015.
14 FINANCE CALL CENTRE MANAGER – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES (PAY ZONE D1) SALARY RANGE (R317 671pa – R413 767pa) REF: CORPFIN0315/001-01 (02916-001-1305) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To manage and maintain all accounts receivables policies and standards relevant to the accounts receivable operations (e.g. security, questionnaires, escalation hierarchy, intranet, systems network)To manage overall accounts receivable and debtors operations and support services to ensure customer service availability and performance in line with the specific needs of the businessTo Manage the debtors department efficiently to ensure the correct and timeous collection of monies due to NHLS in terms of agreed targets and standards whilst building good working relationships with customersTo ensure that direct and indirect reports are trained, have the skills required by the organisation and are able to achieve their performance objectivesTo review credit control systems, procedures and policies nationally, recommend and implement new systems and approaches, where required, in order to ensure an efficient accounts receivable function and achievement of all required objectivesTo ensure that Service Level Agreements are in place for key customers so that the rights and obligations of both parties are clearly definedTo manage national debtors, including staff and data as well as reviewing and maintaining of overall billing statistics for debtorsTo review actual collections against targets and implement corrective actions To develop, recommend and control the department operational budget to ensure most cost effective utilisation of resources and maintenance of cost within agreed annual budget limitsTo liaise with the IT Department on the applicable systems [e.g. LIS, etc.] to ensure that the system provides sufficient support to execute the accounts receivable operations. Key Competency Requirements:
  • Diploma in Credit ManagementB.Com (General) / B.Com (Strategic Management)5 to 10 years experience in managing a credit control environmentEnsure correct and timeously collection of outstanding monies owed.Setting targets to ensure that collection target is achieved.Analysing debtors figures.Manages overall call centre operationsKnowledge of Labour Law, National Credit Act, Debt Council Act, Debt Prescription Act, Company's ActP.F.M.ANegotiation SkillsProject Management SkillsAnalytical SkillsInter-personal SkillsConceptual SkillsTime ManagementDeadline drivenCommunication skills [verbal and written]
15 FINANCE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (ASSISTANT) (PAY ZONE C3) SALARY RANGE (R202 093pa – R270 853pa) REF: CORPFIN0315/001-02 (02906-001-1102) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To ensure general correctness of the accounts by processing corrective and recurring standard monthly journal as required to comply with Treasury, PFMA and GRAP regulations and other month end journals required by business, e.g.BSC purposes, stats journals for volumes purposes, etc. and ensure that manual accruals and provisions are accurately calculated and recorded in oracleTo ensure data integrity on the General Ledger through the maintenance of system transaction in order to enforce the Financial Department's SOPsTo facilitate the yearend audit process to ensure that audit deadlines are always met by preparing the audit file and attending to audit queriesTo resolve all problems/queries raised by internal customers and resolve them taking cognizance of the culture of the business, following protocols and making sure that relevant people are informed all the time so as all the issues are resolved leaving no loose endsTo assist with month end processes and make sure that the deadlines should be adhered to strictlyTo ensure that the company reports in line with standards and legislation by doing General Ledger Reconciliations for all the applicable accounts, monitor and maintain the quality of reconciliations through making reference to AC statements, IFRS, GRAP, Treasury Regulations, PFMA, etc. and by resolving outstanding issues relating to reconciliations of general ledger accounts by liaising with relevant stakeholder on outstanding reconciliation items on the General Ledger and making sure that they are resolved timeouslyTo ensure that month end deliverables are met for all items required, e.g preparation of various report as required by the Group Financial accountant, preparing flash reports for finance management(e.g. EC1-sustanability report, exceptional reports, etc.), sustainability report, General Ledger analysis performed for BSC purposes, etc. and general analytical reviews(231 General Ledger accounts) conducted to identify any obvious anomalies and raise them with the relevant custodians or correct themTo ensure completion and submission of all statutory returns, e.g.Stats SA, Reserve Bank, VAT submissions, IRP6, IT14, etc. as required to comply with SARS, National Treasury and other relevant regulationsTo assist with Financial Accounting Projects, e.g. General Ledger maintenance, delegation of authority, etc. and to perform any ad hoc request and projectsTo assist Inventory and Fixed Asset controllers in resolving issues that they might haveTo act as the custodian of the General Ledger in the absence of the General Ledger controllerTo assist in maintaining the sound record keeping systems, audit trails to improve the quality and integrity of management information Key Competency Requirements:
  • B.Com degree in Accounting2 to 3 years financial accounting experienceKnowledge of financial accounting
  • Knowledge of PFMA, PRMA and GRAPKnowledge of Oracle or a related systemPlanning skillsCommunication and interpersonal skillsTime managementComputer literacy (MS Office Intermediate).
16 PROCUREMENT ADMINISTRATOR (TENDERS & CONTRACTS) (PAY ZONE C2) SALARY RANGE (R165 382.00pa – R222 904.00pa) REF: CORPFIN0315/001-03 (03901.004.9032) Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To compile advertisements for submission to relevant media as well as capturing and receipting it on Oracle in order for tenders to be published and paidTo arrange and attend briefing sessionsTo arrange ‘opening of tenders’ meetings (publically) and summarise all tenders received to ensure all submissions are recordedTo arrange CFET meetings and collect functional / technical evaluation results and ensure all recommendations are captured in writing from subject matter experts and end usersTo travel to Regions (if necessary) for CFET meetings or to sites to coordinate site visitsTo compile tender documents and prepare packs for adjudicationTo arrange tender evaluation adjudication meetings with Executives (including submission of documentation) to ensure tenders are correctly adjudicated and awardedTo publish successful bidders in the Government Bulletin and notify all bidders of outcomes to promote openness and transparency as per policyTo provide successful bidders with supplier application informationTo negotiate prices with awarded biddersTo assist in drafting contracts as per information and pricing obtained from bidders and to ensure the accuracy of contact details (including signatures by delegated authorities) to protect the NHLS from legal issuesTo liaise with the company’s secretary’s office on legal matters pertaining to contract content in order to incorporate the company’s secretary’s inputTo attend to tender and contract queries (e.g. daily queries that arise from business, bidders, Executive Adjudication Committee and end users) and send queries from tenderer to technical and vice versaTo submit finalised contracts to executives and suppliers for signature to ensure a legal contract for goods/services to be in placeTo capture contract information onto Oracle to facilitate the ordering and payment processesTo maintain contracts with regard to price increases, addendums, extensions and terminations to ensure that valid contracts are in place at all times Key Competency Requirements:
  • Grade 12Diploma / Certificate in Procurement / Tenders / Contracts3 year diploma/ degree in ProcurementBCom LawMinimum 3 years tender and / or contract administration experience within the procurement environmentRelevant procurement contract legal knowledgeknowledge of PFMA, PPPFA and BBBEEKnowledge of accounts payable system is desirableComputer literacy (MS Office, specifically Excel)Written and verbal communication skillsTime management skillsInterpersonal skillsAttention to detailAnalytical thinkingMaintaining confidentialityNegotiation skillsPlanning and organising skillsNumeric skillsWorking with people at senior levelAssertivenessAbility to work in a high-pressure environment.
17 OFFICE OF THE CEO ADMINISTRATOR (PAY ZONE C2) SALARY RANGE (R165 382.00pa – R222 904.00pa) REF: CORPCEO0315/001-03 Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To perform clerical functions and provide administrative support and execute administrative functions to the CEO's Office
  • To compile the Annual CalendarTo collect, collate and distribute documents on time for use at the EXCO and to compile meeting packs and insure distribution of packs to all meeting attendeesTo arrange all meetings as required for the Initiative / Project feedback and ensure that all attendees are familiar with the agenda/s and all related matters, to arrange accommodation and transport (air tickets and transport to NHLS) for all meeting attendees as well as arranging meals and all meeting refreshments (Coffee, tea, etc.)To file documents according to the established procedures and the Archiving Act and to keep records and documents in order to ensure safekeeping and are easily accessible to the CEO office staffTo coordinate office activities to ensure maximum efficiency and to keep and maintain efficient administrative support to the department by ordering stationary supplies in time and by keeping a minimum stock level of all suppliesTo take meeting minutes and typing minutes for the office of the CEO, Risk and LegalTo handle all enquiries (telephonic, verbal and by mail) quickly and efficiently to ensure effective and efficient service deliveryTo draft correspondences and hand it to the designated approver in time to be distributed to the relevant stake holders timeouslyTo follow up on reporting deadlines and provide the executive assistant with feedback regarding delinquent managersTo source information electronically, physically and telephonically, as and when requested by the CEO Manager and Business Analyst Strategist for business purposesTo maintain a safe and secure working environmentTo perform any other related secretarial, administrative or ad hoc duties as may be assigned by the CEO Manager and Business Analyst Strategist Key Competency Requirements:
  • Grade 12Diploma in Office Management and AdministrationMinimum 2-3 years in an office admin / customer relations roleOrganisational and administration skillsAttention to detailTarget-drivenTime managementAbility to communicate with senior employeesVerbal and written communication skillsInter-personal skillsAnalytical thinkingMaintaining confidentialityTelephone etiquetteWorking independently and in a teamFlexibility / Ability to adapt to changeMinute takingProject management principlesComputer literacy (MS Office)Self-motivatedAbility to operate office equipmentAbility to think on one's feetAbility to remain calm under pressureEmotional intelligenceMaturityWorking with people at all levels of the organisation / client companies.  Internal applicants can visit the NHLS intranet page at http://intranet.nhls.ac.za or log onto NHLS self service  External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on careers  Enquiries may be directed to Brenda van der Merwe @ (011) 885 5372  Please indicate the reference number of the post  Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.  These salary scales may be subject to change” THE CLOSING DATE FOR THESE POSITIONS IS 09 APRIL 2015.

18 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGIST (X5 POSTS) BASED IN: GAUTENG (JOHANNESBURG) KWAZULU NATAL (PIETERMARITZBURG) WESTERN CAPE (CAPE TOWN) EASTERN CAPE LIMPOPO (POLOKWANE) (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) (PAY ZONE D1) SALARY RANGE (R317 671.00pa – R413 767.00pa) REF: NICD0513/002-03 The epidemiologist in the Division of Public Health Response and Surveillance will provide specialist epidemiology expertise for the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in the Provinces. He/she will lead on the delivery of the “GERMS” programme in the province including management of GERMS staff within that province.

The epidemiologist will be support the Department of Health (DOH) in the investigation of outbreaks working closely with the Provincial Communicable Disease Co-ordinators. The epidemiologist will be involved in training and supervision of the South African Field Epidemiologist residents in conjunction with Provincial DOH supervisors as well as any other capacity building activities on epidemiology as required. The epidemiologist will ensure that available laboratory base surveillance data is maintained, set up (where necessary), analysed and interpreted to the provincial level where appropriate and provided to the Provincial DoH.

He/she will be responsible for data analysis, collation and writing of provincial reports. Provincial and national priority pathogens/syndromes will need to be identified and systems set up to collect appropriate data to describe these priority areas. The post falls within the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response and as such the epidemiologist may be required to provide additional support for the other activities of the Division as a whole and to the other NICD units. The epidemiologist duties may cross provincial boundaries in terms of epidemiological support and staff management and travel is required within the province and between provinces.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage provincial /cross-provincial GERMS-SA sites (labs, hospitals and clinics), staff, permissions and ethics (may include protocol-writing)
  • Support and set up the expansion of surveillance of communicable disease in Provinces
  • To co-ordinate, manage and check on-site data collection from clinics and laboratories manage data analysis, report-writing and dissemination for GERMS-SA outputs with the province
  • Assist with grant proposals and possibly assist with the management of grants
  • Assist in protocol development for GERMS projects
  • Be actively involved in the writing and submission of scientific papers
  • Participate in relevant internal, provincial, national and international meetings to facilitate the objectives of GERMS-SA
  • Represent the GERMS-SA in provincial meetings and conferences
  • To advocate GERMS-SA to different stakeholders
  • Strengthen the relationship between NHLS, NICD, and DOH by being the liaison for all three institutions
  • Provide DOH with support in outbreak investigation and response in the field. This would include liaison with all role players including the NHLS, National Communicable Diseases Directorate of the Provincial DoH and the Communicable Diseases Units and outbreak response teams in the province.
  • Play a lead role in the development of laboratory-based early warning systems for outbreaks and analysis of communicable disease data generated from the CDW
  • Provide field supervision and training of the SAFELTP residents for outbreak investigation, assist NHLS FELTP residents in setting up monthly reporting on diseases of public health importance diagnosed by the NHLS, and contribute to the teaching within the SAFELTP long and short courses
  • Comply with any reasonable and lawful instruction issued by the manager.
  • Key Competency Requirements:
  • MMed (PHM) or PhD in Epidemiology or Public Health or progress toward a Phd an advantage or Undergraduate degree (MBBCh or BSc or other appropriate degree) with MPH Field Epidemiology or Masters in Public Health or MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics or undergraduate degree (MBBCh or BSc) with proven track record in the field with insight, experience and understanding of public health issues and systems including laboratory systems
  • Code 8 Driving License and own transport
  • Field experience in infections disease epidemiology surveillance and/or research experience
  • Experience with data analysis and public health research
  • Experience in working in Public Health Sector
  • Knowledge of epidemiology and statistical methods
  • Knowledge of and insight into laboratory practice with specific reference to the NHLS and NICD
  • Knowledge of a statistical software package for epidemiology analysis, MS Access, Excell, STATA or SAS
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Good understanding of the health systems in South Africa
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
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