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Therapy Assistant Practitioner A+E Therapy

Job Reference: 347-2084738

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner
Southport and Ormskirk, Southport and Ormskirk
£21,089 - £23,761 pro rat

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Therapy Assistant Practitioner


Therapy Service - (AED Therapy)


Part Time-15 hours

Band 4

£21,089 -£23,761

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities.

Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner to join our established Accident and Emergency Therapy service at Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

You will be part of a friendly and experienced multi-disciplinary team, working across physiotherapy and occupational therapy to provide excellent patient-centred care.

You will be encouraged, and required, to develop skills and knowledge related to our client group to enable you to provide a high quality holistic care. This position would suit a candidate in possession of an assistant practitioner foundation degree or equivalent qualification.

The position will be supported through supervision from one of our senior clinicians. The post holder should have experience in acute rehabilitation and understand community delivery.

The post holders will be expected to work flexibly to cross-cover all clinical areas within the specialism ensuring quality patient care. This post supports the weekend working agenda and may include participation in weekend/Bank Holiday rotas.

Advert Date: 8th November 2019

Closing Date: Shortlisting Date: 19th November 2019

Proposed Interview Date: 26th November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Joanne Russell – Clinical Therapy Manager on 01704 704144 or 704147

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Moira Burford (A+E Therapy Team Lead) or Joanne Russell (Clinical Therapy Manager)on 01704 704144 or 704147

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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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