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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2020.

Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Job Reference: 156-2522100

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£21,892 - £ 24,157

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Achieve Your Potential with Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Are you enthusiastic and forward thinking about therapy? Do you want to work for a Trust that values AHPs and their contribution to the patient journey and holistic care?

Come and join our vibrant Therapy service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

This is an exciting time for our organisation, as we have received substantial investment to further develop our services. Check out our therapy video link to gain an understanding of our department and values.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Physiotherapy Technician to join our friendly, busy departments at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. You will be working in the acute therapy team covering Tintagel ward, providing rehabilitation and discharge planning to a broad case mix of inpatients with an emphasis on frailty and neurology patients.

Do you have effective communication skills, a flexible approach, excellent organisation skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently?

Can you demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to learning and service delivery?

Can you assist in the development of Therapy Services by supporting Therapists in the assessment and treatment of patients, and the day-to-day running of the therapy environment?

If so then come and join us.

We can offer you opportunities to engage in research, training, coaching and career development. We have links to the local higher education institutions, and have also developed local learning opportunities. In particular, we offer an excellent ‘AHP Future Leaders Programme’, which has been praised by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief AHP Officer.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has an active ‘Improving Working Lives’ team who offer a range of services and activities to support staff an encourage health and well-being of our workforce and in the latest NHS Staff Survey 86% of our staff said that they think the organisation takes positive action on health and well-being.

At the Therapy Department at Royal Cornwall Hospital we value our staff and their contributions. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and we constantly strive to improve quality of all that we do. In our latest staff survey 91% of staff stated that the training, learning and development they have accessed has helped them to do their job more effectively.

Cornwall Therapy Services are fully committed to the AHPs into Action agenda and is currently leading the plans for the first national AHP Appreciation Day. Come and join us aboard the #AHPsDay campaign bus!

In addition to working in an aspiring and outstanding therapy department, Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available. It is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall.

The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services, and an airport at Newquay with daily and economical connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

International applications are welcome and we can offer skype interviews. We will consider people returning to practice.

For further information please contact Cheryl Kent, Physiotherapy Clinical Lead, on 01872 25000 Bleep 3914, between 10am and 3pm.

This is a fixed term contract for 14 months working part time 30 hours per week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Deborah Cock, 07826 906 054 - Mondays - Wednesdays

Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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