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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

Band 4 - Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 295-39819LF

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Therapies Respiratory Team
Sutton Coldfield
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

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Band 4 Therapy Support Worker

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Therapy Support Worker with excellent communication skills to join our Respiratory Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Therapy and Nursing Team at Good Hope Hospital.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of Respiratory NIV Therapy and Nursing staff supported by qualified therapists to aid the enablement and rehabilitation of patients within Respiratory and acute NIV.

This will involve accepting patients referred by the therapists for treatment, working unsupervised, reporting back regarding patient progress, informing the therapists of any problems and maintaining appropriate records. Patients will be treated according to set treatment protocols and you will be monitoring patient progression, implementing and making minor alterations to patient treatment programmes as required. 

You will support the Eat, Drink, Dress, Move initiative that is being rolled out across the trust, facilitating & promoting patients’ functional independence.

The post holder will require a flexible approach.  Excellent team working, organisational and time management skills are essential.  This is a full time permanent post working within a large dynamic team of Therapists who provide a Therapy service within this teaching Trust.  There are many opportunities to extend scope of practice within this role in the team.

We are committed to continued professional and career development of all staff.  The Trust is committed to providing a 7 day therapy service.  This role includes participation in a weekend cover rota.

We encourage informal conversation so please feel free to contact Viv Spillane, Therapy Team Leader for Respiratory on Tel: 0121 424 9045 to discuss the role in more detail.

Interview date: 3/3/2020

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer and enforces a no smoking policy.  

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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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