Therapy assistant

Band 2

Main area
Therapy services
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH633
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£15,404 - £18,157 pa
Closing
29/05/2018 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic band 2 therapy assistant to join the therapy services department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is a varied and rewarding post involving a mix of both clinical and administrative tasks.

Clinical work will be in a ward setting where you will be working alongside trained occupational therapists, physiotherapists and other therapy support staff. UHS is a Major Trauma Centre and as part of this role you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of patient presentations. You will assist patients with personalised rehabilitation plans to achieve functional & physical improvement and facilitate safe discharges from the hospital setting.

Non-clinical duties include organisation and documentation of patient notes, distribution of therapy referrals, and organisation and maintenance of therapy equipment and stock.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is eager to learn, and will engage in all aspects of patient rehabilitation and care. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate sound communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. An understanding of the therapy assistant role is essential.

This job involves the safe moving and handling of patients and equipment. Our therapy service runs every day, including weekends and bank holidays and you will need to be able to work flexibly on a rota basis to support our 7 day service.

No formal professional qualifications are required, but the successful applicant will be expected to complete in-house competencies and training. Regular training and supervision will be provided to enable you to develop your knowledge and therapy skills.

We are a large therapy services department and employ many therapy support staff that you will be able to link up with for further training and peer support. Our commitment to staff includes ensuring that you are well supported by the team and receive the appropriate training opportunities. Supervision will be provided to enable you to be competent in all aspects of the job role.

If you wish to explore this opportunity and apply, we would strongly recommended that you arrange an informal visit so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions about the job role prior to the interview.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Katie Hunter: 023 81204452 Katie.Hunter@uhs.nhs.uk

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