Allied Health Professionals - Therapy Support Worker

  • Department Therapy Inpatient Assistants
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/09/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-TSW-680
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time and Part Time hours available

This post involves working closely with our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in all areas of the inpatient wards. The role includes information gathering from the patient or family member face to face or by telephone to gather a social and functional history. The post will also involve physical work to help patients regain their independence and equipment assessment and provision to enable a safe and effective discharge from the hospital.

The role will work both with the therapists and also individually with patients under the guidance of the therapists.

We have both full time posts  (37.5 hours) and part time posts, (18.75) over 3 working days available Monday to Friday .

All posts will include participating in a rota to facilitate patient progression and discharge at weekends, with a rostered day off before or after the weekend day worked.

We are looking for enthusiastic, team players to join our in patient Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Team as Therapy Support Workers at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury. 

This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills with a team of friendly and dedicated therapists, who strive to provide the best possible care to patients who have been admitted to the wards at SaTH. You will work under supervision from the therapists, assisting them in patient treatments whilst also delivering some therapy programmes on your own.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has excellent organisational and time management skills, enjoys working in a team and is dedicated to providing high quality patient care.

We would welcome any interested persons contacting the department for a discussion or to arrange a visit prior to applying or interview if shortlisted.

The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practices. The Trust is one of only 5 Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle, USA.

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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