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Generic Therapy Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Specialist Medicine
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent: Will be expected to work bank holidays as per rota
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (May be expected to work weekends post currently Monday to Friday.)
Job ref
320-CDCS-1794-A
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
12/07/2022

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity within our Specialist Medicine Therapy Team for a Band 3 Generic Therapy Assistant predominantly working on our Diabetology and Endocrinology ward, although you may be required to cross cover across all of our wards.

Recent experience in a health or care setting and the moving and handling of patients is essential. If you are a motivated, organised individual with a desire and passion to help with patients recovery and rehabilitation then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of the Specialist Medicine Therapy team to help provide high quality assessment and treatment plans under the supervision of qualified Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff.  You will undertake a variety of tasks assisting in the treatment of patients activities of daily living, functional tasks and mobility. You will need to be able to motivate and encourage patients to help them achieve their rehab potential.

There will be a number of non-clinical duties such as clerical or housekeeping tasks which aids the efficient running of the department. You will have health or care experience and previous experience working as a Therapy Assistant.

You must demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, working as part of the multidisciplinary team and with patients who often have complex social and medical issues.

Closing date - 28 June 2022

Interview date - 12 July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • experience working in the NHS in an acute hospital setting ideally on a medical ward - demonstrable experience
  • previous experience working as a therapy assistant at band 2 level
Desirable criteria
  • knowledge/ awareness of medical conditions, knowledge of therapy equipment
  • NVQ level 3 in a health care topic,

Skills

Essential criteria
  • English and maths at GCSE level or equivalent
  • basic IT skills, flexible and adaptable, good time management,
  • knowledge and experience of manual handling skills
Desirable criteria
  • knowledge of OT and PT roles

Communication

Essential criteria
  • ability to communicate well with people,
  • ability to work within a team
  • evidence of good written communication

Behaviour

Essential criteria
  • Ability to maintain calm and confident approach
  • Awareness of patient confidentiality

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lucy Nolan
Job title
Senior Physiotherapist
Email address
lucy.nolan4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332788792
Additional information

Emma Hague 

Senior Occupational Therapist 

01332785938

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224