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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2021.

Therapy Technical Assistant - Band 4

Job Reference: 323-KPG1082

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Therapies - Inpatients
Ashford Hospital London Road Ashford Surrey TW15 3AA
£22,987 - £25,365 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Elective Orthopaedic Therapy Technical Assistant

Hours: 37.5 Full time- flexible hours would be considered but set days may be required for clinical demands.

Band: 4

Base: Ashford Hospital

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Therapy Technical Assistant to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive team of elective orthopaedic physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The team are based at Ashford Hospital.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with physiotherapy or occupational therapy assistant experience, good communication skills and the ability to work with people as part of a multidisciplinary team. The therapy team treat a variety of orthopaedic conditions such as Total Hip and Knee Replacements, Shoulder surgery and Arthroscopic surgery. The successful post holder will assist with exciting developments such as the fast track 24hour total hip pathway, pre-op joint replacement telephone consultations and demonstrate the ability to work autonomously as well as part of the team.

Non-clinical duties will include; cleaning and maintenance of therapy equipment and treatment areas, stock maintenance and pre-operative telephone triage. You will be supported to develop your clinical skills through formal supervision and appraisal.

Hours can be flexible however some days may be fixed due to clinical need. This can be discussed at interview. There is a requirement to support weekend therapy rotas and may also be a requirement to assist on the Orthopaedic Trauma Ward at St peter’s Hospital as both teams work closely together.


*This advert will close if 25 applicants are received*

For more information, please Carley Allen, Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic OT&PT, or Jennie Williams Physiotherapy team leader, Dickens Ward, Ashford Hospital 01784 884322


Where to find us:

Our main sites are Ashford Hospital, TW15 3AA near to Heathrow Airport and St Peter’s Hospital, KT16 0RQ which is close to junction 11, M25. We also operate services at Woking Bradley Unit and Milford Hospital. A free shuttle bus service operates between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals.

Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be transferred into our third party recruitment system, the HireLab. You will receive an email inviting you to log into the HireLab and you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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