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Dialysis Technician

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.

How to be a Dialysis Technician in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

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.

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Dialysis technicians in South Africa typically study for more than 3 years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

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:

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Specialist doctor’s practices
  • Private Laboratories

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about dialysis technicians in South Africa, contact the:

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