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Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Reference: 449-AS0921

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Inpatient Therapy Unit
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
£20,330 - £21,777 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you passionate about providing rehabilitation to adults and older patients in a hospital setting and want to enable them to remain independent in the community? Then we would love to hear from you. You will need to have previous experience of working within a rehabilitation setting and have an NVQ in care.

We are an MDT comprising of Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, rehabilitation assistants and admin staff. We work very closely with the ward staff including nurses, HCA’s, Doctors and Pharmacists. At the RSH we work across two wards comprising of 19 and 24 beds each providing rehabilitation for patients and leading on discharge planning.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

As a Rehabilitation Assistant working in our unit your main duties will be:

  • To assist the senior trained staff in their day-to-day duties and clinical related tasks
  • Maintaining and developing a high standard of care for our patients by being aware of their individual needs and care program’s
  • Contributing towards effective communication, by reporting to the therapist in charge any information given by the patient or relative of any incident or observation which may affect our patients physical/mental well-being
  • Providing practical assistance to our patients in carrying out everyday living tasks whilst encouraging them to develop their daily living skills and realising their potential to live as independently as possible
  • To be actively involved with the day to day routine in individual and group activities
  • To practice within a legal framework encompassing statutory, organisational policy and guidelines

For further information or to arrange an informal chat please contact Deepa Rajkumar on 0300 123 3926. We look forward to hearing from you!

Location: Royal South Hants Hospital / Inpatients Therapy Unit

Hours per week: 30 hours

 

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.


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