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Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 270-TA301-ACS

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Community Hospitals
Corby Community Hospital, Corby
£20,150 - £23,363 pa pro

Full Time (part time considered)

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If you are a caring and enthusiastic Therapy Assistant Practitioner who wishes to work for an organization that values compassion and diversity in its work force and who is committed to supporting staff who want a chance to make a real difference to people’s lives then let your compass guide you to NHFT.





This is an exciting time for Northamptonshire Community Hospitals as we continue to widen our provision of care to enable patients to be cared for closer to home. We care for a wide variety of patients including providing step–up and step-down facilities to avoid acute hospital admissions and also to facilitate early discharge. We offer sub-acute care, responding to the needs of patients with long-term conditions, rehabilitation of adults and older people.

The successful post holder will hold a Foundation Degree or NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care or equivalent with associated relevant experience in a hospital or rehabilitation setting.

The post holder will be an active participant of the multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for the assessment, planning and evaluation of therapy interventions. The role will support both patients and their families in a holistic manner with appropriate support form registered practitioners.

We are looking for applicants who strive to deliver high quality nursing care with a good working knowledge of the therapy processes, excellent communication skills, a desire to grow and to learn new skills and develop professionally, and staff who can work creatively and flexibly as part of a MDT whilst paying close attention to involving patients and their families/carers in the decision making process whilst an inpatient and during the onward discharge process.


Northamptonshire is a perfect mix of country villages and thriving market towns with a wealth of cultural, heritage, historical, recreational and sporting attractions including the home of British Formula One Grand Prix, Northants Saints Rugby and County Cricket Clubs, the serenity of the waterways, Wicksteed Park and the bustle of Northampton Town Centre, the largest town in the UK that is not a city.

The county has excellent bus and rail links with London being under an hour away by train with transport links that allow easy access to the A14. M1 and M6. East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are also relatively close by.

There are a wide range of affordable housing to buy or rent and there are a good choice of schools and academies throughout the county as well as g.p surgeries and two general hospitals both with Accident and Emergency Departments.

NHFT welcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust (NHFT) is proud to announce the implementation of a specific Non-Registered Staff Induction program to reflect national changes in the way staff employed within bands 1-4 clinical posts. NHFT has committed to providing on-going investment into the induction and continued professional development of all new and existing staff employed within these valuable roles.

The new Non-Registered Staff Induction program includes the Care Certificate which provides clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support that the health or social care support worker in front of them has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support. All staff attending the induction program will be supported for a period of up to twelve weeks to complete both the knowledge and practical observations required to meet the specified criteria, contained within the Care Certificate framework. Staff will initially commence in roles supported by allocated supervisors from the clinical environment, and a dedicated Care Certificate Assessor who will maintain contact throughout the induction period completing practical observations whilst providing on-going support to complete the induction program.

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For more information please contact Vanessa Cross: Practice and Service Development Facilitator f

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do

Don’t just take our word for it: In 2018, 72.2% of our staff recommended NHFT as a place to work, the highest score for trusts of our type. We were also honoured to win the Health Service Journal’s coveted Trust of the Year award the same year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND THE TRAC RECRUITMENT SYSTEM . If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

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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