Healthcare Assistant

  • Job Reference: 133636
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Colchester
  • Salary: £18,525 to £19,266
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you passionate about enhancing the quality of life for renal dialysis patients?

We have an exciting opportunity in our Colchester clinic for a Healthcare Assistant who wants to make a difference in our patient’s lives. You will provide patient care according to Diaverum procedures and in order to increase the quality of life for our patients. 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’.

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, you will be expected to support the nursing team by undertaking a range of duties. Duties can include but are not limited to maintaining clean equipment following appropriate training, preparing supplies and packs for treatment, undertaking health checks with patients pre and post dialysis, escorting patients to the clinical and waiting areas and serve refreshments during treatments.


  • Must be educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Minimum NVQ level 2 in Health; Social Care or equivalent (preferably working towards level 3)
  • Ideally previous experience in hospital and healthcare setting
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team
  • Have a positive and dynamic approach to providing safe and effective delivery of care
  • Excellent communication skills (oral + written) with fluency in English


  • Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday to Saturday, shifts hours from 6:30am to 11:30pm and please note that there are no nights or Sunday working
  • Competitive Salary of up to £19,266 depending on experience
  • On call allowance
  • Overtime paid at time and a half after completing full-time hours (150 hours every 4 weeks)
  • Paid breaks
  • A focus on internal development and career progression with opportunities to undertake relevant study
  • 35 Days Holiday (inclusive of 8 days bank holiday) increasing with service
  • Christmas and New Year’s Day off
  • Correctly fitted and tested PPE
  • Free Uniform (*3), Tea & Coffee, Flu Vaccine and Christmas Meal
  • Life Assurance, Employee benefit scheme via Perkbox, Stakeholder Company Pension
  • Referral scheme paying up to £1,000

Please note that for this role you must be able to work clinically in a renal setting.


Diaverum’s mission is to improve the quality of life for renal patients, and we achieve through our values of being competent, passionate, and inspiring.

Being one of the world’s leading renal care providers, Diaverum offers a holistic approach, from preventive and early-stage renal care to all renal replacement therapies. Diaverum currently operates 26 kidney treatment centres in the UK. We work in close cooperation with NHS Main Renal Units and deliver dialysis and associated renal services from our network of facilities across the country. As the leading independent renal service provider in the UK, we are fully focussed on patient care, and our objectives are closely aligned with our NHS partners. We focus solely on caring for the individual needs of our patients and take pride in being an equal opportunities employer to achieve this.

Location: Colchester
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,525 up to £19,266 pa

You may also have experience in the following: Care Worker, Care Assistant, Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Carer, Support Worker, etc.

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