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Senior Healthcare Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

To contribute to high quality nursing care to patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment and contribute to the delivery of patients’ individual care programmes under the directions and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

To perform haemodialysis on patients under the supervision of the registered nurse.

To practice in accordance with Trust standards and statutory requirements and to operate within the boundaries of the role and assessed competencies.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Unregistered Nurse to join the Exeter Kidney Unit within the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in a band 3 post at Heavitree Haemodialysis Unit.

Exeter Kidney Unit aim to provide holistic, evidence based care and information to Kidney patients and their families within the locality.

Heavitree Haemodialysis is a 24 stationed satellite Haemodialysis unit situated in Heavitree hospital. We provide care for patients requiring chronic dialysis as outpatients. We also support a busy Home Haemodialysis Service.

There are a number of Specialist Nursing and other multidisciplinary teams linked to Exeter Kidney Unit that Heavitree haemodialysis unit liaise with.

We are looking for a committed, flexible and enthusiastic individual who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Comprehensive competency based training is provided on site / in post by the Renal Clinical Practice Facilitator.

The successful candidate must have the ability to travel as, once fully trained, they may be required to provide specialist cover at one of our other units in South or East Devon.

Working Pattern: Long Early 0730 - 1830 and Long Late 12:00 - 23:00. No Night duties or working on Christmas or New Years day. Unit open Monday to Saturday 0730 - 2300 inclusive of Bank Holidays.

Interview Date: To be decided.

For further information please contact Mel Sully Clinical Nurse Manager on 01392 405344  or email

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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