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Trainee/Dialysis Assistant

Manchester University
Altrincham Renal Dialysis Unit, Manchester
Competitive salary
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Experienced Dialysis Assistants required to work the Altrincham Dialysis Unit.

At Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, our Dialysis Assistants take great pride in the essential work they do. That's because we're not just helping patients, we're going the extra mile for them - day in, day out. But more than that, our team's commitment to work with empathy, consideration and dignity means that we're among the best - and most compassionate - in our field. This translates to a work environment that's bright and friendly, fast paced and innovative.

Right now, we're looking for dedicated, efficient but above all; hugely caring and aspiring Dialysis Assistants to join our teams. The Dialysis Assistants are at the heart of each unit and as such you will form a vital part of the team at the forefront of delivering haemodialysis treatment to our patients. You will do this by communicating effectively and with compassion and assisting them with their personal needs and mobility, supporting with eating and drinking and recording observations.

You will need to have:

• An NVQ or apprenticeship Level 2 in Adult Health Care

• Excellent communication and listening skills
• A friendly, open, empathetic and compassionate communication style
• A strong ability to engage with patients, visitors and colleagues
• The ability to work well in a team

You will be required to complete a dialysis training competency package which, when competent will enable you to support the patient by being involved in initiating, monitoring and completing dialysis treatment. We will support all successful candidates to complete the Haemodialysis Foundation Competencies whilst being paid as a Band 2 Trainee Dialysis Assistant and once these are achieved (which may take up to 6 months) you will then be paid as a Band 3 Dialysis Assistant.

In return for all your hard work we can offer you a great opportunity to care for a cross section of some of Greater Manchester's most complex patients, supporting their various needs and developing your skills and experience in abundance. In essence, we want to offer you the chance of working with our fantastic dialysis team to leave work each day with the satisfaction in knowing you've done a great job in delivering an outstanding patient experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJane RedshawJob titleWard ManagerEmail addressjane.redshaw@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 413 7767Additional contact information

Emily Raybould - Matron -

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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