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A dialysis technician is trained to set up and operate a hemodialysis machine to provide dialysis treatment. Dialysis treatment is administered to patients with kidney or renal failure.
Your job would also entail preparing the patients physically for their treatment as well as explaining what you are about to do. You will also be required to ensure patient safety and that equipment is operating properly during the treatment.
Required qualifications for dialysis technicians can vary depending on the specific career path you wish to take. However, you will typically need the following qualifications to be a dialysis technician in South Africa.
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Dialysis technicians in South Africa typically study for more than 3 years.
Upon completing the education and training required for dialysis technicians, you must register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa in order to be able to practise.
Dialysis technicians in South Africa often work at:
To find more information about dialysis technicians in South Africa, contact the: