Apply for the 2024 PathCare Student Medical Technician Learnership

Are you passionate about patient care and medical diagnostics? Do you dream of a career in the healthcare field? PathCare Academy in Goodwood, Cape Town, is offering an exciting opportunity to kickstart your journey in the medical profession. The Student Medical Technician Programme is now open for applications for the year 2024.

About PathCare:

PathCare is a renowned partnership of pathologists in private practice across South Africa, with a rich history dating back to 1922. This esteemed institution has played a pivotal role in assisting doctors and healthcare professionals in determining and confirming diagnoses. PathCare is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and all their laboratories are SANAS accredited, ensuring the highest standards of quality and professionalism.

Key Competency Requirements:

To be eligible for the Student Medical Technician Programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 50% in Physical Science or Life Science/Biology, along with a minimum of 50% in Mathematics.
  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • Basic understanding of Afrikaans (reading, writing, and comprehension).
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable working under pressure and committed to rigorous study.
  • Strong work ethic and dedication.
  • Willingness to collect and process blood and body products.
  • A commitment to providing excellent service and responsiveness to customer needs.
  • Availability for shifts and after-hours work as required.

Selection Process:

The selection process for this program is highly competitive and rigorous. It includes the following stages:

  1. Screening of applications and academic results.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete online proficiency tests.
  3. The highest-scoring candidates in the proficiency tests will be invited for panel interviews.

Please note that only candidates who fully comply with the application instructions, excel in the testing and interview processes, and are deemed most suitable will be selected for this prestigious opportunity.

Training Locations: The theoretical training will be conducted at the PathCare Academy in Cape Town, as well as at satellite campuses. Practical training will take place at PathCare Laboratories across South Africa, with students assigned according to available seats.

How to Apply:

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are eager to embark on this rewarding journey, follow the link provided below to submit your online application. Applicants must have a South African ID and a national matric certificate. Be prepared to upload a certified copy of your matric certificate during the application process.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications is Friday, 29th September 2023. Ensure your application is submitted on time to be considered for this life-changing opportunity.

Important Note:

By applying for this position, your application will undergo verification checks, including driver’s license, ID document, qualifications/proof of registration, credit, and potentially criminal checks. Candidates should be willing to participate in a thorough evaluation process.

PathCare is committed to excellence and diversity and strives to achieve equity targets. The organization’s Employment Equity plan will be considered in the talent acquisition process. All qualified candidates, including individuals with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Take the first step towards a rewarding career in healthcare by applying to the Student Medical Technician Programme at PathCare Academy. Join a team dedicated to making patient care a top priority. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute to the world of medical diagnostics and patient well-being. Apply today!

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