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Therapy Assistant

band 2

Main area
Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Grade
band 2
Contract
Fixed Term / Full Time
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
438-RC1405
Site
Preston and Chorley
Town
Chorley and Preston
Salary
£17,460 - £18,702, per annum, pro rata
Closing
15/11/2018 23:59

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is a large Foundation Trust set over 2 hospital sites (Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital). It is a Teaching Hospital and is the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria. There are a wide number of specialities providing fantastic opportunity to develop your health care skills in a dynamic therapy environment.

We are currently looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic individuals as therapy assistants to join our Therapy Teams. You will work with patients alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, as well as the wider multi-disciplinary team in the acute ward environment. We will provide a supported work environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge and play a key role in the delivery of high quality health care. 

The post holder must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible and be able to work in a team. Due to the nature of the patients’ conditions the post can at times be physically demanding.

If you enjoy working at a fast pace within a busy therapy environment, working directly with  patients, and being  part of a multi-disciplinary team, then this is the role for you.

In recognition of the need for enhanced provision, the Integrated Therapy Service is looking to move towards 7 day working, and as such the successful candidate will be expected to support this model of care when it is implemented

There is a free staff mini bus for travel between the two sites. Both Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals are easily accessed via the M6 and M61 motorways.  There is easy access to NW Cities, Towns and rural country side.  The area is supported by extensive rail and bus networks. There is convenient access to sporting facilities and the great outdoors with the Lake District being only 50 miles away.

Interview Date: 7th December 2018

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Gemma Perkins Team Lead Physiotherapist  01257 245402 

Casey Fielding-Balch Specialist Occupational Therapist 01257 245176

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01257 245472