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Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-1939683-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£21,089 to £23,761





Adult Critical Care Service

Band 4 Therapy Support Worker

2.0 WTE 37 ½ hrs

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, incorporating Leicester General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield Hospital. The Trust is made up of more than 12,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The therapy department has secured funding to appoint two Band 4 Therapy Support Worker positions to work within the Adult Critical Care Unit at the Glenfield Hospital.

These exciting posts will support the established Therapy team to increase the physical and psychosocial rehabilitation of this complex patient group. The successful applicants will assist the Physiotherapists and the Occupational Therapists in the ongoing rehabilitation of patients. You will be responsible for a caseload of patients under the guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist and/or Physiotherapist.

You will implement and adapt treatment programmes independently within your scope of practice, including physical rehabilitation and exercise, supporting activities of daily living, anxiety management and cognitive rehabilitation.

These posts require enthusiasm and motivation to work within this clinical area and we are looking for applicants with effective communication skills, prioritisation and organisational skills. The ability to work on your own and as part of a team, to use your initiative and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a fast moving environment is essential. Previously experience as a support worker within Therapy (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy) at Band 2, 3 or 4 or equivalent in a health/social care or associated area is essential.

We actively encourage peer support and learning opportunities and successful applicants will receive regular support and supervision and training will be in the form of joint working with experienced Therapist’s and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura Breach Clinical Specialist 01162593389 or Sam Rossiter Therapy Clinical Team leader on 0116 258 6825/4101 for further details about these posts.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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