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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2021.

Band 4 - Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 357-PR-227-20-A

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Pilgrim Hospital, Sibsey Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9QS, Boston
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

Please be advised that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) uses Trac recruitment software. Applications made via NHS Jobs will be pulled through into Trac. If your application is successful at shortlisting stage, candidates will be prompted to create an account within Trac. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

No DBS fees to pay: Successful candidates will have DBS applications applied for & paid by ULHT where applicable. There is no requirement to reimburse ULHT for this cost.



Duties will include:

  • To undertake highly skilled support work to aid the rehabilitation of patients that have been admitted to vascular wards, ITU and follow on to Level 1beds.
  • To screen and accept patients referred by the health professional to the physiotherapy service and carry own patient caseload as local referral protocol.
  • Within surgical wards, ITU and Level 1beds, to use clinical judgment and freedom, within the scope of practice, and be able to work independently and flexibly without direct supervision but to receive access to regular supervision from a physiotherapist
  • Treat patients on ITU and Level 1 beds according to set treatment protocols, monitoring progression and make alterations as required. To be responsible for the management of defined case load of patients maintaining appropriate records. To contribute to providing a professional service, working effectively as an integral team member.
  • To run ITU classes in the Physiotherapy gym.
  • To run amputee classes in the Physiotherapy gym

To be part of the 7-day service for ITU, vascular and medical cover and Level 1 bed

Additionally, the role will have a specialist focus in working closely with acute medical therapy team and elderly care wards on the management and prevention of acute on chronic long term conditions. This will include identifying patients with long term conditions such as COPD, Parkinson and heart failure, and providing advice, support and onward referrals to ensure effective management upon discharge and prevention of future admissions. The post holder will be expected to build close links with primary care and community services to enable effective management of this patient population.

Experience of working as a therapy assistant or in a hospital/caring rehabilitation environment is essential and you must have completed an NVQ level 3 in health and social care or relevant clinical equivalent

We provide 7-day service and therefore weekend working will be an expected part of the role.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for short listing applicants must meet the essential criteria on the personal specification.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Yogini Raval, Site Lead Physiotherapist,

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, ULHT reserves the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.

Applications from applicants who meet the current criteria for Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (where both the role and candidate are deemed suitable for a Tier 2 visa) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, 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, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

ULHT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country providing a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust’s core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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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