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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2020.

Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 164-2060899

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Trust Wide, Nottingham
£17,652-£19,020 per annum

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

The Physiotherapy department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is currently seeking to recruit a band 2 rotational physiotherapy assistant on a permanent contract. This position, requiring the successful candidate to work 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, with a commitment to working weekend days on a rota basis. Physiotherapy assistants are key members of our team.

Physiotherapy assistants may have their own caseload of patients for example supervising exercises, assisting patients to walk, or with functional activities and educating patients. Also they work assisting the physiotherapists in the treatment of patients requiring more than 1 therapist. The role will also involve administration and housekeeping duties including cleaning equipment and stock control. This will necessitate basic computer literacy and organisational abilities. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and a willingness and ability to learn quickly and efficiently, with the support of registered staff. The post holders will work alongside physiotherapy staff and members of the multidisciplinary team in ward, clinic and outpatient environments. Teams work across both Queens Medical Centre and the City Hospital and therefore the campus of work will vary according to the rotation staff are on at the time.

There are two posts available - one Full Time - 37.5 hours per week and another Part Time - 18.75 hours per week (Monday - Wednesday).

The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly across seven days as per department policy.

If you think that you have the skills, experience and attributes for this role and would to know more, please contact us if you want further information.

Please ensure your application details how you meet the person specification advertised.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tracy Hull

0115 9691169 ext 57230 or 0115 9249924 ext 63231

Katharine Bartholomew 0115 9691169 ext 71391

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    The quoted salary will be pro rata for part time workers.

    All applicants who have declared a disability and meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted.

    NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria.

    We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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