Physiotherapy Assistant

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Physiotherapy Assistant

Salary Not Specified

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, St Michaels, Torbay

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 22 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: fbde3855125246b886a309c01f09241f

Full Job Description

To assist the Physiotherapist working under supervision in providing a community-based therapy service to patients in Paignton and Brixham to promote faster recovery from illness and support timely discharge and maximise independent living. There may also be the opportunity to work in Brixham hospital at times as demand requires., To be part of the wider Physiotherapy team supporting the Physiotherapists with rehabilitation programmes for patients in the community.
Meeting the challenge of managing time, organising work effectively, whilst working under pressure and with frequent interruptions., + Communicate with a range of people on a range of matters that is appropriate to them and the situation
+ Skilled in sensitively ensuring patients are aware of their limitations and that all goals are, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound
+ Identify potential risk in moving and manual handling of patients and to act in a way that minimises risk
+ Under the direction of the professional implement either a teaching plan or equipment or both to enable the correct use of medicines
+ Under the supervision of the professional teach patients to self- administer medicines, e.g. eye drops, catheter care
Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification.
Ability to travel efficiently around the Bay is important in order to carry out your duties (e.g. Full driving licence and vehicle).
Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.
You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, we are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people.
If you provide support to a family member or friend with health or care needs, we aim to be a Carer-friendly employer. We have a 'Staff Carers' policy which includes flexible working where possible and a Carer's Passport scheme that links you into support and discounts.
+ We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
+ Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
+ Correspondence will be via Trac, text and email. Please check your email and Trac account regularly.
+ Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
+ If you have not received an invitation to interview within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
+ It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references
The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.