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Job summary

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Band 3
Flexible working
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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Cross Site
£20,330 - £21,777 pa pro rata
Salary period
08/07/2022 23:59

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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust logo

FSS Therapy Assistant

Band 3

We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Job overview

  • To support patients, their families and carers to maximise their participation in the attainment of their rehabilitation goals by following treatment programmes developed and provided by the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) involved

To work as a supervised member of the multidisciplinary team, maintaining good communication with the AHPs, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team e.g. doctors, nurses and social workers to try to achieve the Predicted Date of Discharge (PDD).  

Main duties of the job

Gain valid patient consent and understanding of rehabilitation and education programmes prior to any intervention involving families and carers where necessary and respecting patients’ right to decline treatment

Working for our organisation

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

With just over 6,000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.

As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.

So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with NWAngliaFT.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

If you are interested in this vacancy please read the full job description that is attached to this position

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • AHP NVQ level II /III or relevant clinical equivalent
  • Evidence of having attended clinical training and the learning gained


Essential criteria
  • Experience of therapy roles
  • Experience in the NHS or Health / Care setting
  • Experience of IT systems e.g. email


Essential criteria
  • Basic level anatomy and physiology
  • Basic therapy equipment
  • Role of the Occupational Therapist and the Physiotherapist


Essential criteria
  • Ability to take responsibility and use initiative as appropriate, using a problem solving technique
  • Ability to develop rapport with patients.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with patients/carers/multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
  • Able to undertake delegated treatment programmes/techniques without supervision.
  • Recognise changes in a patient’s condition and be able to report verbally to the relevant registered nurse/Allied Health Professional.
  • Complete the clinical documentation required in a timely and effective manner, and following the Trust Policy on documentation.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Donna Powell
Job title
FSS Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01480 414712

If you have problems applying, contact

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Resourcing Department
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Hinchingbrooke Park
PE29 6NT
01480 416741
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