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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2020.

Band 3 Technical Instructor/Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 074-B5661

CSH Surrey
Woking and Walton Community Hospitals
£18,813 to £20,795 + 5% HCA pa, pro-rata

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!

Band 3 Therapy Technician

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with some previous experience working within healthcare or social services, to work with the inpatient therapists on the Complex Elderly Rehabilitation Wards at Woking and Walton Community Hospitals.

The successful applicant will be working with the qualified Therapists providing rehabilitation to patients on the wards. The role involves working with the team to assist patients to live as independently as possible and to help to ensure a safe discharge home.

Therapy Assistants are responsible for undertaking some elements of the treatment programmes that have been planned by qualified staff (Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists).

Applicants must have:
• Good communication skills (verbal and written)
• Knowledge and experience of working within the NHS system
• Previous experience of working in a health care or rehabilitation environment and of working in a team
• Capacity to work within a fast-pace ward environment which can be physically demanding
• A pro-active, flexible and adaptable approach
• IT and organisational skills

The successful applicant will be based at Walton and Woking Community Hospitals and will need to be flexible to work across both hospitals, as required by service needs, and to be able to travel between hospital sites and to other locations within the community (car driver preferred).

As a valued member of the team, we’ll offer you support and supervision to develop the skills to implement rehabilitation treatment programmes and support therapists with discharge-planning.

We have an in-service training programme, as well as regular clinical supervision and an annual appraisal scheme.

Terms and conditions are based on current NHS terms with access to the NHS pension scheme.

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 to check for any previous criminal convictions

This is a full-time post, working Monday – Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm, and will also include weekend working. Applications for part-time and bank staff may also be considered.


Recruitment - Golden Hello

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in two instalments: - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part- time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI National Insurance in the usual way.We don’t operate Golden Hellos for Band 7 or Band 8 posts, Bank posts or fixed term contracts.

Applicable to:

• Community Qualified Nurses,

• Community Hospital Qualified Nurse

• Paediatric Occupational Therapists

• Immunisation Team Nurses

• Paediatric Physio and Speech & Language Therapists

• Health Visitors located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• Speech and Language Therapists**

• Occupational Therapists**

*Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

** For Surrey Downs Health and Care contract only

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

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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