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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 150-EG4624-WST

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Inpatient Rehabilitation
Zachary Merton and Salvington Lodge ICUs, Worthing, Rustington
£19,737-£21,142 pa (pro rata)

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 3 Therapy Assistant to join our friendly, dedicated and dynamic Inpatient Therapy team, working in rehabilitation. We treat people with a wide range of conditions, working primarily in orthopaedics, frailty and neurology.

The service covers four hospitals/intermediate care units; Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital, Zachary Merton, Salvington Lodge and Arundel Hospital. This post is for Salvington Lodge and Zachary Merton, and you will occasionally be expected to work at other sites.

The post can be full time or part time and the service covers six/seven days a week.

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive support from other therapy colleagues
  • Receive clinical supervision from registered therapists
  • Participate in the in-service learning programme
  • Develop your practice, relevant to the team
  • Participate in competency development through the Calderdale Framework
  • Support development of other staff outside of your professional group
  • Assist in shaping the future clinical practice of the therapy team

The service is continually developing and improving to meet the needs of our patients and commissioners.

We are looking for someone who likes working with people and is reliable, flexible and adaptable in their work. Previous experience as a therapy assistant or similar is desirable. Our ideal candidate will enjoy problem solving, have excellent communication skills, and want to work on the wards within a supportive multidisciplinary team, helping to implement timely and person-centred assessments and rehabilitation.

Applicants should have experience of delivering care and/or rehabilitation to older people with various needs.

The post holder will be required to support service developments and show flexibility when adapting to change.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist the physiotherapy and occupational therapy staff in the treatment of specific patients
  • Have their own delegated patient caseload and clinical duties
  • Supervise exercise programmes and practice activities of daily living under the guidance of a therapist
  • Assess and treat patients according to protocols, monitoring their progression and making minor alterations to their treatment programmes as required
  • Work without direct supervision, reporting back patient progress and informing the therapist of any problems
  • Prepare and keep treatment areas and equipment clean and tidy

Full driving licence and access to a car for work are required.

For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Katie MyersJob title: Operational Team LeadEmail address: k.myers@nhs.netTelephone number: 07825 385433

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