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Job summary

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
279-4350284-Jul22-A
Employer
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Richard's Hospital
Town
Chichester
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Band 3

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

We are looking for a motivated Technical Instructor / Support Worker with good Acute hospital experience to work within our well-established Neurological Physiotherapy team working.

 

Main duties of the job

This role will be focused on providing a high standard of Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and evaluation to clients within the Neurological Physiotherapy service at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester within both acute in-patient and rehabilitation environments.

You will have excellent opportunities for your own skills development, working within a strong and supportive MDT and alongside an established group of Physiotherapists and peer Physiotherapy Support Workers.

This permanent Band 3 position is an excellent opportunity to work within a dynamic, forward looking and innovative department.

You will be joining a strong and supportive Physiotherapy team within the top performing University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. We look forward to welcoming you on an informal visit or discussing any aspect of this exciting opportunity further.

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation,with hardworking,talented and dedicated individuals,who work together towards a common goal,to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs.This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. 

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To assist the senior physiotherapists in the assessment and treatment of patients.
  • To provide skilled and insightful aid in the rehabilitation of patients.
  • To manage a delegated patient caseload as referred by the qualified physiotherapist and treat according to treatment protocols, being able to make alterations when required by assessment of patient progression.
  • To work in varied and unsupervised settings, with personal or telephone access to qualified physiotherapist.
  • To provide non-clinical services to the neurological team e.g. administrative duties, data inputting, maintaining a safe environment and maintaining equipment.

-- Please see the Job Description & Person Specs -- 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc in health or sports field / BTEC, HND, NVQ level 3 / equivalent / completion of physiotherapy assistant competencies in general and specialist area.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of self development
  • Member of CSP

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Paid or voluntary work with ill or disabled
  • Experience with people with speciality conditions
  • Understanding of the Job role / Physiotherapy profession
  • Previous NHS/Care/ sports environment experience
Desirable criteria
  • 6-12 months working as a PTA

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner including patient records
  • Ability to cope in an environment with emotional or aggressive patients.
  • Ability to cope with unpredictable and/or stressful working environment
  • Ability to recognise a potentially serious situation and when to seek advice
  • Ability to organise / prioritise own workload
  • Being flexible and adaptable to the team requirements.
  • Keen to learn and develop knowledge and skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of communicating with people with communication difficulties e.g. Dementia, language barriers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different types of people e.g. patients, patient relatives, Doctors, Nurses, colleagues etc

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Name
Lawrence Owers
Job title
Manager
Email address
lawrence.owers@nhs.net
Telephone number
01243 831712
Additional information

Richard Holmes 01243 831712 - richard.holmes8@nhs.net

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