Dialysis Assistant

Lewisham, London, Greater London, England
£ 16510 - 19423 Per year
Full time
Job level
Newly qualified
8 Nov 2019
16 Feb 2020

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity in our new Lewisham Dialysis Clinic for a dialysis assistant who wants to make a difference in our patient’s lives, Our Lewisham unit is based in the hospital grounds. Working in partnership with the NHS, you will provide patient care according to Diaverum procedures under the supervision of a registered nurse. A comprehensive professional training programme will be provided to you, including on-the-job training, e-learning and access to our in-house education programme ‘d Academy’.


• To support team in the clinic area and to provide care within agreed competencies as per instructed by a registered nurse

• Prepare, restore and maintain areas, equipment and clinical supplies in readiness for dialysis

• Conduct patient observations pre/post dialysis (blood pressure, weight)

• Prepare patients for dialysis – programme machines and connect patients to commence treatment as directed by qualified personnel

• Monitor throughout treatment – reporting changing , incidents and patient feedback to responsible nurse

• Follow dialysis, complete discontinuation procedures including wash back and removal of needles

• Assist with preparation of patient documentation as appropriate

• Comply with Company policies and procedures whilst observing statutory requirements –Health+Safety, CPR, manual handling, infection prevention

• Ensure ‘great care‘ is provided at all times


• Previous experience working in a care or healthcare environment

• Qualified to at least NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)

• Be able to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team

• Have a positive and dynamic approach to providing safe and effective delivery of care

• Excellent communication skills with fluency in English


• Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

• Monday to Saturday, Shifts hours from 06.00 to 23.00 (No Nights or Sunday working)

• Pay includes a competitive salary and Unsocial Payments.

Relocation allowance*

• 27 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) increasing with service

• Life Assurance, Discounted Fitness/Gym Membership, Auto-Enrolment Company Pension

• Post subject to References, Identification, DBS and OH checks

* where applicable/dependent on clinic

Please note that we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications

Ref: 01DA008

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