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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2020.

Apprentice Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 234-20-CS1295

Employer:
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Physiotherapy
Location:
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Salary:
£155.63 per week

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer


** 14 month Fixed Term Contract - Apprenticeship **

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised apprenticeship qualification.

You will be enrolled with a local education provider and will be required to complete your Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Programme within the duration of the placement.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice Physiotherapy Assistant to work within our acute and older persons medicine in-patient team.

As post holder you will work within a team of Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Support Workers undertaking a variety of non-clinical and clinical tasks to support the delivery of physiotherapy services to patients. You will assist the Physiotherapists with their interventions and carry out prescribed physical programs that will benefit patients and support the team.

Excellent communication skills are essential as you will be working as part of a team and with a caseload of patients with possible complex communication needs.

The patients that you will be required to see are frequently extremely unwell and therefore previous experience of working in a care setting is desirable. You will be dealing with patients with drips and drains, so this role is not for the squeamish!

This exciting role offers the opportunity to develop your clinical and non-clinical skills with access to in-service training and personal development. You will receive supervision and annual appraisal and take an active role within your own personal development.

The Trust has excellent facilities and the hospital is situated on the outskirts of the vibrant City of Norwich. We have open spaces, big skies, lovely countryside and great shopping. For your wellbeing the Trust offers running and walking groups, a staff choir, and access to Pilates etc.

Services are provided over 7 days and there is an expectation that the successful candidates will participate in weekend and bank holiday rotas and 7 day working.

Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be:

  • Aged 16+
  • Resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years
  • Must not have a Degree, Level 4 qualification or above
  • Must NOT be in any form of formal government-funded education

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Good general standard of education
  • 4 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills

The NNUH are pleased to be able to offer a variety of challenging apprenticeships. Should you be selected for interview we may wish to discuss with you a range of alternative positions for you to consider.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 12th November 2020

Open for applications: 21st October 2020

Close for applications: 26th October 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Walkeden - Service Lead Physiotherapist

Tel: 01603 646472

Email: sarah.walkeden@nnuh.nhs.uk




The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.


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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