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Healthcare Assistant - Stroke Rehabilitation

Job Reference: 798-7592

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Worcestershire Community Stroke Service
£16,968 to £19,852 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Worcestershire Community Stroke Service is looking for a Healthcare Assistant to support the team operating in the north of the county. The post will be based in the community, operating from the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove. On occasions it will be necessary to also provide support to our sister team who operate in the south of the county from a base at Queen Elizabeth House, above Pershore Hospital.

The service has been developed to support early discharge from hospital by working in partnership with patients and their carers to continue rehabilitation and treatment for Stroke patients within their own home.

The successful applicant will be a versatile and adaptable team player and have previous experience as a nursing or therapy assistant. You will need to have experience of working alone within the community, together with knowledge of Stroke and its effects and an understanding of the principles of rehabilitation.

You will work alongside senior clinicians with many years experience within the speciality of Stroke Rehabilitation who can support and guide your understanding in the work they do. Your role will be to deliver therapy treatment programmes and monitor the patient’s health status, whilst supporting and encouraging independence within activities of daily living. Some administrative duties, including planning visits, are also included.

The post holder will work both early and late shifts.

It is essential applicants can meet the travel requirements of the post.

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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