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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2020.

Physiotherapy Support Worker ITU - Band 3

Job Reference: 339-ALX1251

North Bristol NHS Trust
Physiotherapy support worker
Southmead hospital, Bristol
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum, pro rata

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Physiotherapy Support Worker ITU Rehab - Band 3

30 hours per week.

These hours will be across a 7 day rostered pattern to enable consistent cover of the ITU rehab service .

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Physiotherapy team working on ITU at Southmead hospital on our 44 bed state of the art intensive care unit. Southmead is the regional Major Trauma centre and as such sees a high acuity of complex patients through ITU. Physiotherapy is important from the start of these patients' journey and the highly skilled team provide acute care and rehabilitation across a 7 day service whilst the patient remain on the unit.

Duties will include supporting the physiotherapists with manual handling and therapeutic techniques to enable early mobilisation of the patients, assisting with mobility and functional activities as appropriate and preventing secondary complications from injury and illness.

You will have supervision and support available at all times.

You should have established skills within healthcare preferably in an acute setting and be used to working with acutely unwell patients. You should have good communication skills and a caring and compassionate nature and have general experience of working within teams. Experience of delivering rehabilitation would be desirable.

You will have full induction and development in house to allow you to undertake this fulfilling role.

The team is led by 2 Highly Specialist Physiotherapist along with senior physiotherapists and rotational physiotherapists as well as 2 established support workers , you will work alongside them all and also be part of the wider multi disciplinary team working closely with nursing staff particularly.

There are regular in service training and development opportunities.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Susan Harrison - 07710386548 and Zoe Stone 07710386547

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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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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