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Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

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Band 4
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Bournemouth Hospital
£21,892 - £24,152 pa
Salary period
02/12/2020 23:59
Interview date

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk,  run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline.   Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant. 

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London. 

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Therapy Practitioner to work within the Therapy Teams across Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Supporting the team with the new Discharge to Assess (D2A) process.

The post holder will join our fantastic Therapy teams who are part of multi-disciplinary teams working with patients who have a range of medical conditions. There are a high proportion of older people on the caseload, so we are looking for people who have a passion and ability to communicate with the older person and those of all ages. These posts are clinical posts, where the post holders will engage in completing assessments and treatment of patients.

The key responsibilities would require you to have confidence completing therapy assessments on an individual basis as well as organising and running groups. You would also be a key player in ensuring the ward promotes an enabling environment where patients are supported to be as independent as possible in daily routines. You will have responsibility to provide support and guidance other therapy assistant staff and as such the post holder needs to be well-organised and confident at working within a team including in a leadership role.

Previous experience of working with older people, in an acute hospital or community setting is essential. The post will include 7 day working and therefore the post holder will be expected to participate in weekend rotas. You will be required to achieve a certain competency level which we will give you support and training to help you achieve. We have a structured in house training programme and a supportive team of clinical staff.

You should be a car driver with full driving license and have access to own car. The role may include assessing patients in their home environment, with support as required from the qualified clinicians.

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have now merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

Proposed Interview Date:  9th December 2020

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Becky Short
Job title
Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist.
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0300 019 4403