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Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-1970834-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Medicine, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Hampton Therapy Support worker

Band 3

Hampton Suite

Hours 7.30- 3.30 / 11.00 – 7pm (inclusive of weekends)

The Hampton Suite is a 23 bedded mixed sex unit dedicated to the short term rehabilitation of patients with a range of conditions.

You will be joining a supportive Multi Disciplinary Team including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. You will be supervised by the Therapists and Nurses on daily basis.

The successful post holder will be responsible for providing therapeutic activities and education to patients to promote their on-going well-being. This will include washing and dressing assessments and hot drink assessments whilst working alongside the multi-disciplinary team. They will provide a lead on running the wards breakfast, lunch and dinner clubs. The post holder will facilitate activities in the wards day room.

The applicants must have previous health care experience and a sound knowledge of the roles of the multidisciplinary team including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and staff nurses. The applicants must be committed to providing a high quality care to the client group.

The post holder will be able to work independently on their own initiative and as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to motivate patients to participate in activities to promote their well-being to prevent de conditioning whilst in hospital. The post holder will be able to provide clear and concise documentation on the care they have provided including liaising with families and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Sally Rollings Matron, Sophia Rajput Ward Sister, Rebecca Loomes Lead Therapist on 0116 2585056.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of 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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be 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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