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Hemodialysis Assistant – Hemodialysis (2 positions)

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 7, 2021.


Position: Hemodialysis Assistant (2 positions)
Site: Toronto General Hospital 
Department: Hemodialysis
Reports To: Nurse Manager   
Scale/Grade: Level 59
Salary Range: $25.03 – $25.80 per hour (Start rate: $25.03 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements).
Hours: Up to 22.50 hrs/week  Shifts:  Days, Evenings and Nights, and Weekends, Holidays
Status: Temporary Part Time (Up to One Year)

The principle responsibilities of the HEMODIALYSIS ASSISTANT include: assisting the Registered Nurse in the care of patients in the Hemodialysis Unit; priming, dismantling and disinfecting of dialysis machines; set up and prime off unit machines; performing transportation responsibilities via bed, walker and/or wheelchair; dial sate sampling; stocking the unit and storage room with supplies; assisting patients with weighing, washroom trips, transfers, heavy lifting, etc.; adhering to and performing routine safety measures and preventative maintenance; performing departmental duties; retrieving and documenting in patient’s chart in addition to protecting patient records/information from all unauthorized persons; ensuring general cleanliness of work area; assisting the Registered Nurse and/or patient with other duties as assigned; performing other duties consistent with the job classification as required.


  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in assistance with patient care; direct or indirect patient care essential
  • Must be flexible to work any of the possible shifts
  • Previous medical/surgical experience an asset
  • Previous experience as a hospital assistant an asset
  • Technical experience or technical course an asset
  • CPR an asset
  • Heavy lifting required
  • May be required to work at multiple areas as well as rotating shifts in emergency situations

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: January 7, 2021    CLOSING DATE:  January 14, 2021 by 3:00pm

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.