Clinical Support - Therapy Assistant Practitioner

  • Department Therapy OPD Assistants
  • Salary £21,892.00 – £24,157 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/04/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury (cross site)
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-TAP-232
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

In Shropshire we put high quality care at the centre of everything we do and this is an exciting time to join our OPD Therapy team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

The succesful applicant will be working alongside our team of Therapists, Assistants, Outpatient Coordinator and Therapy Outpatient Centre Manager and Head of Profession.

Currently, we have the opportunity for a Band 4 Therapy Practitioner to join our team. This is a full time, cross site role, that involves working 3 days within amputee rehab and 2 days within MSK outpatients.

With the amputee rehab you will work alongside our Band 7 Clinical Lead and a Band 6 Physiotherapist. This will involve working at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH). You will have a clinical list of patients for rehabilitation and the opportunity to work closely with the prosthetist and consultant.

With the MSK Outpatient role, this will be based at RSH. There are extensive facilities available in our outpatient departments to support patient care. We have gym facilities, gym classes, fracture clinics, hand therapy and MSK OPD clinics with Hydrotherapy at PRH. You will have a patient caseload of consultant referrals and be involved with the running of classes.

The department is involved in research projects and has close links with HEI's providing clinical placements and working closely to identify opportunities for staff.

Along with your GCSE level education (including Maths and English at grade 9 - 4 or equivalent), you must have previous experience of working within a Therapy Care Group or Healthcare environment, for example, community rehabilitation. We are committed to allocated CPD time, clinical outcomes and providing a responsive patient focused service. You must possess or be willing to work towards a foundation degree.

Demonstration of trust values will be confirmed by interview.

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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