Allied Health Professionals - Bank Higher Therapy Support Worker

  • Department Temporary Staffing Department
  • Salary £22,816.00 – £24,336 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/07/2024
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-HSW-480
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Bank

An immediate opportunity has arisen to join  our Inpatient Therapy Team as a Band 3 Bank Therapy Support Worker to work alongside our Registered Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists at the The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive people to work within our therapy team, taking responsibility for delegated aspects of clinical intervention, working without direct supervision and providing feedback to the Registered Therapist or Advanced Practitioner regarding assessment of patient progress.


Main duties of the job

Working under the guidance of qualified therapists you will support patient assessment and treatment as directed, providing a high standard of Therapy intervention following protocols agreed by professional colleagues. You will perform screening assessments and hold responsibility for your own caseload as delegated by the Registered Therapist. You will work within a competency framework  to perform tasks involving frequent manual handling of patients. The workload can be complex and challenging so you will need to have the ability to cope under pressure and prioritise your workload, with support and guidance from your senior colleagues.




Working for your organisation

Join us at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where our passion for excellence drives everything we do.

We're on a mission to provide high quality, safe care to our patients, in an environment our incredible staff are proud to work in.

Our vision, 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve,' is not just a statement; it's a promise we live by every day. Guided by our core Values - Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, and Trusted - we're determined to make a real difference in the lives of those who matter most: our patients and their families.

If you're ready to be part of a team that's dedicated to continuous improvement, come join us and let's make a difference together!


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main responsibilities will include -

  • carrying out identified assessments with specific patients referred to therapy
  • carrying out the therapy treatment programme with the patient and monitoring progress under the guidance of the Therapist and within agreed protocols 
  • gaining consent to treatment from the patient and identifying where the patient lacks capacity to do so
  • liaising with relatives/carers to gain their views / needs as part of the overall assessment, treatment, and discharge planning process
  • providing accurate feedback to the Therapist regarding the patient’s condition and the progression of treatment 
  • making referrals to external agencies as requested by the Therapist 
  • liaising with  other members of the multidisciplinary team, attending board rounds and meetings, as appropriate, referring patients on and actively contributing to the discharge planning process.
  •  being aware of clinical risk within own patient caseload escalating issues to senior staff 
  • complying with legislation regarding patient confidentiality 
  • working in accordance to the Trust and Therapy Centre policies, procedures, and guidelines 
  • being responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive treatment records in line with the Trust and Therapy Centre standards of practice
  • attending all Trust statutory and mandatory training as required.
  • carrying out duties in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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