Children's Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust offers a great opportunity to join our Play team on a Fixed Term Contract from January 2022.
Our play team work with children up to the age of 16 years of age, supporting them through their hospital journey. The successful candidate will work with children who are in Hospital with short and long term medical conditions. Their role focuses on normalising play, distraction therapy, preparing children for investigations and treatment and supporting the emotional aspect of their admission.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and inspired individual to join our Play Team on a Fixed Term basis (37.5 hours a week for 12 months)
Main duties of the job
The Hospital Play Practitioner is a person with expert knowledge and experience of Play with the well child and with the sick child/young person. She/he is a fully integrated member of the Health Professionals Team. The Hospital Play Practitioner will work within the Play Service and Ward/Department team but also she/he will work independently using their initiative, organisation, leadership and time management.
The Hospital Play Practitioner will provide developmental, therapeutic and specialised play techniques for all ages and diversities in an effort to fulfil emotional, social and developmental needs and help alleviate emotional trauma within families.
Working for our organisation
The successful candidate will be apart of our team of over 120 staff members who provide care for acutely ill children and provide advanced care to children requiring a range of interventions and treatment. They will work within the Children’s Ward, Oncology Unit and Children Assessment Unit at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, where we provide care for a variety of specialities including General Medicine, General Surgery, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Orthopaedic Respiratory and more.