Advanced Apprentice Therapy Assistant
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 444,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.
Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only six Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and trains 25% of all medical students in the region, in addition to 30% of all other healthcare professional students.
A modern and forward-facing Trust employing over 6,600 members of staff, the hospital provides a full range of local hospital services across Doncaster Royal Infirmary in Doncaster, Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.
In February 2020, the Trust was rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, an accreditation which applies to the organisation’s four hospital sites.
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We have an excellent opportunity to join the Acute Therapy Team at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. As an Advanced Therapy Assistant, you will be involved in the care of in- patients requiring therapy assessment and treatment working closely with Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists across the patient pathway. The Acute Therapy Team covers a variety of wards including Medical, Surgical and Respiratory.
As part of this role you may be required to provide therapy to outpatients and in patients own home. You will be required to work alongside Therapists in the management of some shared patients completing joint assessments, but also independently managing your own patient caseload.
As an Advanced Apprentice Therapy Assistant within Acute Services you will be working towards completion of the Advanced Senior Health Care Support Worker Apprenticeship over 20 months.
We recommend you attend our Virtual Information event on Friday 5thMarch at 10 am.
The virtual information event will be an opportunity for you to meet our staff, to learn about a typical day in the life of a Therapy Assistant, to learn what is important to us and to ask any questions that you might have.
Please email Lisa Blunt email@example.com to book a place and receive a link to the event.
Main duties of the job
You will be required to work alongside Therapists in the management of some shared patients completing joint assessments, but also independently managing your own patient caseload.
In this role you will be joining an established team of Therapists and Therapy Assistants in order to provide a seamless therapy service for our patients across 7 days.
All Advanced Apprentice Therapy Assistants will complete an induction programme and the Care Certificate upon starting in the role. It is essential you then achieve an Advanced Level 3 Senior Health Care Support Worker qualification within 20 months of commencing this post which includes attendance at Doncaster College 2 days per month as part of the 20% off the job training that will be provided.
This is a supervised post. You will be allocated a mentor throughout the 20 months apprenticeship to supervise and support you with your learning.
Working for our organisation
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.
Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only five Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and by 2018 is projecting to train 25% of all medical students in the region, while we currently train 30% of all other healthcare professional students.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- To assist in the integrated therapy assessment of patients within the specialty, being responsible for working independently with patients with non-complex needs when determined by a physiotherapist/occupational therapist
- To plan and prioritise management of own patient workload
- To use acquired skills to plan and deliver therapy assessment and treatment with guidance from the Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist and using evidence based protocols/competencies.
- To assess patient understanding of assessment and treatment proposals in accordance with the Consent Policy.
- To assess patients’ progress and adapt therapy intervention within agreed guidelines and ensure qualified staff are updated accordingly
For full details please read the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.
- • 2 GCSE’s grade ‘C’ or above or equivalent including English language and Mathematics
- • IT skills
- • Training courses relevant to post
- • Portfolio evidence of relevant experience/ Continuing Professional Development
- • Experience of working as part of a team
- • Experience of working in acute healthcare settings
- • Good communication and listening skills
- • Leadership including empowerment of others
- • Ability to work as a team member
- • Ability to take direction from others
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Stephanie Lee
- Job title
- Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist