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Healthcare Assistant – Level 3 (Health and Social Care) Dialysis Assistant

Are you a Healthcare Assistant with a Level 3 Health and Social Care Specific Qualification (NVQ, Apprenticeship, Diploma) or Equivalent experience seeking an exciting new opportunity to learn specialist skills in renal care?

Do you have the passion to provide outstanding patient experience and maintain high standards of care and dialysis treatment?

We are seeking a helpful, tactful and meticulous individual whom will be able to follow rigorous procedures to join our clinic as a Dialysis Assistant in Stratford Dialysis Unit.

What does the role involve?

As a Dialysis Assistant you will be working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will:

  • Look after individual patients, preparing dialysis equipment for treatment, monitoring vital signs and assessing, cleaning and redressing catheter sites as required.
  • Liaise with patients, their relatives and other visitors to the clinic.
  • Ensure that equipment is kept clean and supplies are well-stocked, safely stored and used efficiently.
  • Keep documentation up-to-date.
  • Administer medication when required.
  • This is a full time role of 37.5 hours a week. Current days are working various shifts between 7.00am to 11.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 7.30am to 7.00pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

    What can we offer you?

    Here at Fresenius Medical Care we provide excellent and continuous Training and Development throughout your career, supported by dedicated Clinical Teachers. On joining, you will enroll on our 8 week Fundamental Dialysis Programme, which is accredited by the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association. Thereafter, we continue to provide training and education opportunities which help take your career to the next level.

    We offer a competitive salary UPTO £22,000 (pro rata) – Progression through the pay scale will be underpinned by a Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) for each role, allowing employees greater career development potential, aligned to in-house training programmes.

    Alongside this we offer a wealth of other fantastic benefits listed below:

    No Sunday or Night Shift Working

    Unsocial Hours Payments

    Company Pension Scheme and Life Assurance

    33 Days Holiday (inclusive of 8 days bank holiday) increasing with service

    Christmas Day and New Years Day off

    Overtime (time and a half after completing full-time hours 150 hours every 4 weeks)

    Paid Breaks

    Free Parking, Uniform, Tea & Coffee, Flu Vaccine and Christmas Meal

    Health Shield Company paid health cash plan

    Long Service Vouchers

    Refer a Friend Scheme (£1000 per referral if successful)

    Sick Pay

    Cycle to Work Scheme

    Sponsorship for training where applicable for career development

    bhsf RISE – our Health and Wellbeing hub with 24/7 access to GPs and Counsellors

    iChoose Employee saving scheme with great discounts including phone contracts

    Who is Fresenius Medical Care?

    We are the leading provider of dialysis services to the NHS, operating 52 partnership dialysis units that together provide regular dialysis treatment to over 3,800 NHS patients in the UK . We are part of a global company treating over 344,000 patients worldwide across over 4,000 clinics .

    We also operate 44 production sites on all continents to provide dialysis products such as dialysis machines, dialysers and related disposables. 1 in every 2 of all dialysis machines used around the globe are manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care and we are the 3rd largest medical devices company in the world.

    For more information please visit Fresenius Medical Cares provider website:

    We are a growing and ambitious company who invests in talent and creates an environment where you can grow too. Come on our journey with us, see your skills develop and be rewarded for the exceptional care you give!

    Healthcare Assistant Level 3 Health and Social Care (Dialysis Assistant) posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure

    Fresenius Medical Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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