We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Therapy Support Worker (Band 3) to join our acute therapy team working on the acute wards. This includes care of the elderly, medicine and frail and complex patients. The post is full time working 37.5 hours per week.
The role involves working with patients in a ward setting under supervision and guidance from a qualified physiotherapist and OT staff.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate must have experience of working within physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy. They will be working across our inpatient medical wards completing assessments of patients function to determine discharge planning with guidance from qualified Therapists. The role forms part of a team of generic support workers who currently work between the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams. Experience working within an acute, NHS therapy team is desirable.
We are delighted to be able to offer patients the opportunity of assessment by the Therapy Team for discharge over the weekend and Bank Holidays and this post holder would be expected to participate in the 7-day working rota. This will involve working a full day at a weekend as part of the departmental rota.
We would welcome any interested candidates contacting the department for a discussion or to arrange a visit prior to applying/ interview if shortlisted.
Working for our organisation
We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.
The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
General educational qualificat
• Evidence of basic education in literacy and numeracy to GCSE standard or equivalent
• Evidence of Knowledge and skills sufficient to demonstrate the ability and willingness to study and work at a level equivalent to NVQ level 3
• NVQ level 3 in Health (Allied Health Profession support – Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) or be prepared to commencement one
• Previous work experience within NHS Therapy environment or equivilant e.g. Community Rehab/Therapy teams
Acute NHS inpatient therapy support worker experience at B2 or above.