Clinical Support - Play Practitioner

  • Salary £22,549.00 – £24,882 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/12/2021
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-PLP-950
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 12 months
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

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.

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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