PathCare is a Cape Town based establishment that is comprised of laboratories specifically assigned in the field of pathology. Their laboratories are driven by research purposes and strive to achieve medical diagnostic achievements. The results attained are use by their partnering doctors who require specific information when making decisions and to improve the quality of medical management. Since the company’s formation, PathCare has been entrusted with a series of experiments that crosses multiple disciplines. Some of their expertise includes:
- Histo & Cyto Pathology
- Veterinary Pathology
- Molecular Testing
- Chemical Pathology
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Testing
- Testing for Life Insurance purposes
- Microbiology & Virology.
Due to their efforts, PathCare has been an accomplished recipient of many favorable accreditations and awards. The company is a leading laboratory that has become the one of many firsts in the country: the first Liquid Based Cytology accredited laboratory, the first computerized laboratory, the first microbiology testing laboratory, and even more to count. To expand their operations and to further promote the importance of science, the company has branched out with their PathCare Academy. Local young individuals are more than encouraged to develop a strong sense for natural sciences with the help of the Academy.
PathCare Academy – Phlebotomy Learnership 2021-2022
The PathCare Academy is providing once in a lifetime opportunities of intelligent youths to participate in their fantastic Medical Technician & Phlebotomy Learnership programmes.
The PathCare Academy – Phlebotomy Learnership is the ideal opportunity for like-minded individuals who are interested in the wonders of science. The programme is on the lookout for candidates who have a strong work ethic, and have a passion for fulfilling the needs of customers. If you have a particular passion for the field of phlebotomy, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this programme.
Selected participants of the PathCare Academy – Phlebotomy Learnership will be subjected to a combination of theoretical training and practical working sessions. The theoretical training itself will take up to 8 months in Pretoria’s PathCare Academy. Depending on the number of available seats, some selected learners will be required to move to Cape Town instead. This learning arrangement will be determined by the selection committee. Meanwhile, practical working sessions will be conducted in any of one the PathCare centres established in South Africa. Interested candidates are expected to be available for possible relocation in the future.
Candidates are more than welcome to apply for the PathCare Academy – Phlebotomy Learnership, provided if they fulfill the programme’s eligibility criteria. The programme’s requirements will be used by the selection committee when putting their candidates under fair assessment. To guarantee a safe position during the registration period, it is highly advisable that you meet all these requirements below. Failure to do so might get you disqualified from applications. Be sure to take note of everything in this list below.
The PathCare Academy – Phlebotomy Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
1. Basic Requirements
- For Medical Technician Learnership: Passed their Grade 12 qualification with theses subjects and scores: Mathematics: ≥50%, AND Physical Science/Life Science/Biology ≥50%
- For Phlebotomy Learnership: Passed their Grade 12 qualification with theses subjects and scores: Life Science/Biology: ≥50% OR Primary Health N4 HBM ≥60%, AND Math Literacy ≥60% OR Mathematics ≥40%
- Between 18-35 years old at the time of the learnership.
2. Working Competencies
- Shows fluency in both written and spoken English
- Grasps a basic, fluent understanding of both written and spoken Afrikaans
- Can work independently and in a team effectively
- Capable of working under pressure while being a hard-working learner
- Has an impressively strong work ethic
- Does not hesitate to acquire and/or process products that deal with blood or bodily fluids
- Provides friendly customer service and willing to go above clients’ expectations
- Prepared to work irregular shifts and overtime (if required).
3. Verification Process
Candidates will also be assessed based on these following items:
- Screening of the candidate’s application form
- Assessing their academic transcripts
- Proficiency tests (conducted through online mediums)
- Panel interviews held by the committee.
Apply online: PathCare Academy Learnerships 2021-2022.
Before filling in the application form, please skim through all of the queries and instructions. You will need to fill in the required queries and other applicable questions. If you fail to provide the necessary information on your application form, you will be disqualified from the registration process.
Additionally, the information you provide should be accurate with your current conditions. Candidates discovered to be misrepresenting the personal details they give will also be disqualified from registrations.
Candidates are only allowed to send in one application. Should you send in several applications, only your first application will be acknowledged by the selection committee. The rest of your submissions will not be recognized.
Applications for the PathCare Academy – Phlebotomy Learnership 2021-2022 must be submitted before the closing date on 08 October 2021.
Please be kindly advised that the selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Applications sent in past the deadline will not be acknowledged by the selection committeee.
Therefore, if you feel that this opportunity is the most suitable one for you, it is encouraged that you process your applications right now. This helps to prevent any unwanted last-minute occurrences that could potentially disrupt your registration process.