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Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Reference: 432-HR5156

Employer:
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Stroke services
Location:
Ipswich, Ipswich
Salary:
£17,787 - £20,448 per annumpro rata

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.


The Stroke Services at Ipswich Hospital are looking for a part time Stroke Rehabilitation assistant. You will be based at Shotley Stroke Unit and work closely with the ward. This is a great opportunity to explore different areas within therapy, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Once you have received your training the therapists will set you tasks to complete with patients, such as assisting patients with their mobility, assessing their safety in the kitchen and speech therapy. Your role on the ward will include assisting patients at meal times, ensuring that they receive the appropriate diet and fluids as assessed by the speech and language therapist and well as help on the ward as required.

Additionally, with the support of the stroke nurse you will lead in the assessing of patients in TIA clinic, taking their vital signs including blood glucose and ECG whilst ensuring that their experience is as positive as possible. You will also assist in the nurse led follow up clinic, undertaking observations and reporting any abnormalities to the stroke nurse.

This is a very varied, interesting role with many opportunities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Diane Coe, Shotley ward sister 01473 702222 or speak to one of the stroke specialist nurses.




This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.


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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