Therapy Assistant

THERAPY ASSISTANT– IN-PATIENT REHABILITATION

BAND 3

(22.5 hours week – either over 3 or 4 days)

We are starting a new service – do you want to be part of it?

NHFT are excited to be involved in the opening of a brand new purpose built community hospital ward opening this autumn in Brackley, South Northamptonshire.

If you want to make an impact in your career within the NHS in a role that cares as much as you, then we are the Trust for you! At NHFT we'll give you every opportunity to realise your full potential and develop the stand-out career that’s right for you. We are looking for somebody who is a proactive and dedicated team member, is open to new ideas and is committed to delivering excellent high quality patient care.

As a therapy assistant you will have a unique opportunity to help us shape the new service and ward team. We want to create an effective and high performing team which you can be part of from the very beginning making a positive difference and delivering outstanding care. The ward is situated in a new building, with a wide range of services co-located in it.

Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised us with an ‘Outstanding’ rating and our vision is to continue to be a leading provider of outstanding compassionate care. Our dedication to caring and making a difference doesn’t just extend to our patients, but to our staff too. Wellbeing is a Trust priority.

We offer excellent employment benefits including:

  • Family Friendly policies, such as flexible working and support for working carers
  • Occupational Health and wellbeing services, including fitness classes , free and confidential psychological support services , discounted gym memberships and more
  • Free staff networks, including LGBTQ+, Disability and BME groups
  • Over 200 learning and development courses available
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff bank, allowing employees to gain experience and supplement income with additional shifts
  • Minimum 27 days annual leave (rising with length of service) plus bank holidays

The post holder will be working in an integrated multi professional inpatient team that includes a ward matron, team leaders, staff nurses, unregistered staff, therapy MDT, medical staff and wider trust colleagues. The post holder will need to provide administration support to the ward team and the ward matron who provide quality care for a group of patients, specialising in rehabilitation and sub-acute care from patients stepping down from acute hospitals and step up patients for acute hospital admission avoidance in a physical health inpatient unit .

For further details / informal visits contact:

Namevanessa crossJob titleclinical and service development facilititorEmail addressvanessa.cross@nhft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

For an informal discussion or further information on this post please contact:

Vanessa Cross – Clinical Practice and Service Development Facilitator - vanessa.cross@nhft.nhs.uk or Megan Nannfeldt - Ward Matron – megan.nannfeldt@nhft.nhs.uk

Reference: 40885529

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