Clinical Support - Therapy Higher Support Worker - Outpatients

  • Department Higher Therapy Support Worker
  • Salary £22,816.00 – £24,336 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/05/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-HSW-167
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 18.75 hours per week (to be worked over 5 days Mon - Fri (working pattern negotiable)

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Higher Therapy Support worker to join our musculoskeletal (MSK) team in Out-Patient Therapy at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  The successful candidate must have experience of working within therapies or a rehabilitation environment and an exercise qualification is desirable.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills and works well independently as well as within a team.  Good interpersonal skills are essential.

We welcome interested applicants to contact us for more information if required. 

Main duties of the job

The role will involve working with a team of physiotherapists within the Out-Patient Department.  You will be responsible for your own patient case load and implementing rehabilitation programmes under the supervision of the qualified therapists. You will deliver treatment sessions to patients individually and within classes and groups.  

Working for our organisation

The therapy department are a friendly, forward-thinking team and work in a fast paced, rewarding environment.  We aim to serve our diverse population with empathy and respect. 

As a valued member of our team you will be supported to develop, expand and share your skills and knowledge. There is a comprehensive programme of workforce development through in-service training, supervision and mentorship, and support for external courses.

The MSK transformation in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin has transformed the care of those presenting with MSK conditions across the system.  The 3 organisations; SaTH, SCHT and RJAH have worked together to implement transformed clinical care across the system.  This transformation places emphasis on Therapies and conservative management for MSK conditions resulting in a significant investment in Therapies to provide additional clinical capacity. SaTH provide outpatient services at RSH and PRH within 2 established departments providing individual and group Therapy.

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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