Rotational Therapy Assistant

Gillingham, Kent, England
ME8 6EF
Medway NHS Foundation Trust £ 18.005 - 19.337 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 18.005 - 19.337 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
9 Jun 2021
Closes
9 Jul 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Assist the therapist or senior Therapy Assistant in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients using a range of therapy techniques e.g. on access visits, stair assessments.
To undertake patient treatments as delegated by the therapist, following a treatment plan, and feedback reactions and progress to the therapist
Treat patients individually or in a group with direct / indirect supervision in a variety of settings e.g. ward, gym, clinic.
To undertake skilled support work e.g. supervising active exercise, therapeutic handling, functional activities, passive exercise, initial interviews.
To assist the therapist with the moving and handling of complex, high risk patients in preparation for /during treatment sessions according to Patient Risk assessment.
Instruct patients and carers, providing direction and guidance on the treatment programme and progression and guidance in health promotion
Encourage patients and their carers in an active approach to regaining and maintaining personal independence. This requires empathy, sensitivity and good interpersonal skills.Use effective communication tools, verbal and non-verbal to communicate treatment programmes to patients who may have barriers to understanding or communicating, e.g. blind, deaf, dysphasic, or who do not have English as a first language.
Make accurate records of patient contacts undertaken and keep monthly statistics as required in line with Trust, CSP and service standards.
To document in MDT records all treatment undertaken

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Good general education (to GCSE or equivalent)
  • Theoretical and Practical Training to NVQ II Level/ equivalent experience in communication skills, administrative and task organisation and Health & Safety awareness


Knowledge Essential criteria
  • Understanding of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of working with patients in a therapeutic role


Experience Essential criteria
  • Experience in interacting with the public or patients
  • Experience in a role that demonstrates communication skills, prioritising of tasks and an organised, methodical approach to work
  • Experience of documenting and evidencing learning


Skills Essential criteria
  • Able to present information in a clear, logical manner in both written and oral format
  • Basic Keyboard skills


Values Based Question Essential criteria
  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome.


Please note that we do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.
This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity.
Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.
We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.
All staff no matter where they work or which age group of patients they work with must be aware of their responsibility to act when they feel a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been or is at risk of abuse.
We are a fully non-smoking Trust. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors.
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Job Details

Rotational Therapy Assistant

Gillingham, Kent, Englandd Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 18.005 - 19.337 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
9 Jun 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
9 Jul 2021

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