Dialysis Technician



OFO No: 321109





What is Dialysis?

Dialysis in a procedure that patients with kidney problem have to go through. This procedure done with a specialised machine that purifies the blood. Without this procedure, the patient would probably die.

What is a Dialysis Technician?

A Dialysis Technician is a trained professional who sets up and operates the haemodialysis machine. This is a very responsible job.

What does a Dialysis Technician do?

  • meets with patient
  • discusses the dialysis process with the patient
  • makes sure the patient understands and is relaxed
  • sets up the haemodialysis machine
  • follows doctor’s prescription
  • connects the patient to the machine
  • monitors patient and makes adjustments and records the data
  • keeps up to date notes

Are you . . . ?

  • caring?
  • observant?
  • a good communicator?
  • responsible and reliable?
  • detail orientated?
  • patient?
  • organised?

How do I become a Dialysis Technician?


National Diploma in Clinical Technology

  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Clinical Technology 

  • At the same institutions 

  Designation: Only those registered with the HPCSA may use the title Dialysis Technician


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  • HPCSA: Health Professions Council of South Africa



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