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Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-1871379-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Neurology Therapy
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£18,813 - £20,795

University Hospitals Leicester

Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group, therapies

Band 3 Therapy Support Worker, 37.5 hours Monday - Sunday

The Neurology Therapy team within University Hospitals of Leicester ( UHL) are very pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to appoint a Therapy Support Worker. This post is 37.5 hours per week Monday - Sunday.

You will be working alongside both Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists on the acute Neurology ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This is a busy acute unit which has a diverse caseload of both acute medical and acute Neurology patients admitted directly from home via their GP for investigations or via the Emergency Department and the medical assessment unit of UHL.

You will be trained in carrying out both Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy assessments and treatments, using a competency- based training package. Once fully trained and competent you will be expected to carry your own caseload, and to also be available to assist the qualified Therapists with the treatment of complex cases. You will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team and with partner agencies from within and outside of the NHS.

The Acute Neurology therapy team work very closely with the other Neurology therapy teams on both the Brain Injury Unit and the Specialist Neuro Rehab Unit at Leicester General Hospital, insuring that patients are referred to the clinical unit that most closely fits their clinical needs. They also work alongside the Oncology Therapy service offering support and advice for complex neurological conditions.

You will be expected to work some weekend duties as part of a roster, and will be permitted to take time back during the working week to compensate you for these additional duties.

The team actively encourages staff development and have team training every two weeks whereby the full team ( Oncology and Neurology) meet together to learn from each other and develop skills and abilities. Further staff development is via the competency-based training programme, during 1:1 meetings and via the appraisal system.

This is a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate, we have a good record of encouraging staff development and four Therapy Support Workers in this role have all progressed to University to commence Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or operating department degrees.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Newstead

Therapy Clinical Team Leader

Neurology and Oncology services


0116 258 4064/ 6825


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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