FSS Therapy Assistant
We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
- To support patients, their families and carers to maximise their participation in the attainment of their rehabilitation goals by following treatment programmes developed and provided by the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) involved
To work as a supervised member of the multidisciplinary team, maintaining good communication with the AHPs, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team e.g. doctors, nurses and social workers to try to achieve the Predicted Date of Discharge (PDD).
Main duties of the job
Gain valid patient consent and understanding of rehabilitation and education programmes prior to any intervention involving families and carers where necessary and respecting patients’ right to decline treatment
Working for our organisation
There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
With just over 6,000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.
As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.
So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with NWAngliaFT.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
If you are interested in this vacancy please read the full job description that is attached to this position
Education and Qualifications
- AHP NVQ level II /III or relevant clinical equivalent
- Evidence of having attended clinical training and the learning gained
- Experience of therapy roles
- Experience in the NHS or Health / Care setting
- Experience of IT systems e.g. email
- Basic level anatomy and physiology
- Basic therapy equipment
- Role of the Occupational Therapist and the Physiotherapist
- Ability to take responsibility and use initiative as appropriate, using a problem solving technique
- Ability to develop rapport with patients.
- Ability to communicate appropriately with patients/carers/multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
- Able to undertake delegated treatment programmes/techniques without supervision.
- Recognise changes in a patient’s condition and be able to report verbally to the relevant registered nurse/Allied Health Professional.
- Complete the clinical documentation required in a timely and effective manner, and following the Trust Policy on documentation.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Marchia Davie
- Job title
- FSS Manager
- Email address
If you have problems applying, contact
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
- 01480 416741