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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-608

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£19,737 - £21,142 pa pro rata

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Working hours: 36 hours per week

Who Our Opportunity is for :

We are looking for a Rehab Assistant to work within the Rapid Response Team, providing an early supported discharge service to patients from the Countess of Chester Hospital & Ellesmere Port Hospital

The post involves assisting patients with their activities of daily living, providing resettlement, rehabilitation & care to patients in their own home, delivered in accordance to the patient’s Care Plan. The post holder will support therapists and nurses with their patient caseload, will manage a caseload of your own under the supervision of qualified staff & Senior Community Support Workers, and have general administrative and housekeeping tasks as required to facilitate the smooth running of the service.

The post holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, empathetic and able to develop practical skills. It is essential to have a holistic view to patient care, with focus on facilitating patient safety & independence in their own home. Due to the community work, a valid licence to drive in UK with use of a car for business use is essential for this role. The Rapid Response Team provides a service 7 days per week including bank holidays and evening shifts.

What this Opportunity means:

  • This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career within therapies with regular informal and formal training opportunities.
  • Opportunity to work as part of a supportive team.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment (see our Trust Behavioural Standards).
  • Competitive Salary, with incremental pay progression.
  • Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years’ service (pro rata).
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits.

Your Application:

  • Please read the Job Description and Personal Specification carefully before completing your application.
  • The successful applicant will have NVQ II or equivalent, previous experience of working in a caring background, is able to demonstrate good communication and organisational skills, plus the ability to work as part of a team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Maria Woodward

Job titleRapid Response Team Leader


Telephone number01244 366914

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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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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