Mediclinic warns of employment scam

Advertisements on social media offering employment at Mediclinic are likely a hoax, the private hospital group says.

Positions advertised may include emergency care technicians, nurses, security, porters and other administration opportunities. The modus operandi of such scams often includes the solicitation of money through informal channels such as money market counters to cellular telephone numbers as part of the application or training process.

Mediclinic warns of employment scam

“It is important to note that Mediclinic would never require a job applicant to make a payment as part of the application process,” a statement said.

Common points that may indicate the advertised post may be a scam:
Request for upfront payment or banking details as part of the application process
Contact numbers are cellular numbers as landlines are ‘out of order’
Lack of interview as part of the application process
Legitimate sounding names that resemble the company name (e.g. Medi-clinic)
Use of several company logos on official looking letterheads

If an applicant is unsure of the validity of an advertised position, they are urged to contact the Mediclinic Careers Centre +27 21 861 1000 / or the relevant hospital HR for more information.

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