Lancet: Intern Admin Clerk/Receptionist


Lancet Laboratories - Key to Diagnostic Health

Job summary:

Administers the receiving, capturing and distribution of all samples to ensure correct information is obtained and recorded and to facilitate the speedy processing of samples in terms of service objectives.


Grade 12

Bsc Degree Advantageous

0-1 Yrs Relevant Working Experience


Computer literate

Laboratory information systems

Organisational policy procedures


• Administers sorting and distribution of samples according to set standard operating procedures to ensure the correct and prioritised channelling of specimens to various laboratories/ sites.

• Processes sample registration (“logging”) and queries according to set standard operating procedures.

• Ensures dispatching of specimens for processing in accordance with prescribed standard operating procedures and monitors progress and filing of reports, including handling queries and report delivery, in line with prescribed turnaround time.

• Performs hospital rounds to distribute reports and collect submitted samples for processing in accordance with relevant standard operating procedures.

• Handles and refers administrative queries and customer complaints to ensure timely resolution of queries and responses to complaints.

• Responsible to track progress of sample delivery by couriers to ensure that specimens are received by the designated laboratory, processed and results returned timeously and in compliance with set standard operating procedures.

• Investigates bottleneck in pre-analytical laboratory processes and ensure timely resolution of challenges.

• Ensures basic housekeeping in own working area, including suitable cleaning and preparation of equipment according to set standard operating procedures.

• Monitors stock levels and orders additional stock to ensure the availability of required materials at all times and ensure delivery of stock to the doctor’s rooms.

• Represents the organisation by applying the principles of customer care in the medical pathology field and interacts professionally and ethically with medical professionals and staff.

• Management of the reception area and give out relevant information and direct clients to relevant departments while offering excellent customer service.

• Receives cash from patients and ensures banking of monies in accordance with relevant standard operating procedures.

• Reports incidents, logs customer complaints and problem solution, reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organisational policy.

• Responsible for adhering to Lancet uniform protocols as set standard operating procedures.


Ability to cope with nervous / distressed patients

Ability to work in a pressured environment

Ability to work as part of a team

Adherence to company dress code 

Administrative skills

Attention To Detail


Confidentiality / Sensitivity

Customer Orientation



Interpersonal skills


Telephone etiquette

Business numeracy

– Closing date: 2021-03-18 12:00:00 AM


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