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Senior Therapy Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Band 3
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum, pro rata
22/11/2018 23:59

1x Senior Assistant for Oncology and Palliative Care at Royal Preston Hospital (permanent)

1x Senior Therapy Assistant on Critical Care at Royal Preston Hospital (permanent)

1 x Senior Therapy Assistant in Acute Medicine at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital (fixed term until March 2019)

We are currently looking to recruit 3 motivated and enthusiastic Band 3 Senior Therapy assistants to join our teams within Core Therapies based at the Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced therapy assistant or an assistant with experience in health care to make a real difference and be involved in the ongoing development of the services.

The post holder must have effective communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work well alongside the therapy staff within our teams, and work unsupervised when safe to do so. These posts involve working closely with in-patients  within our Acute Medicine Wards, Critical Care Unit or in the Oncology and Palliative Care Team and necessitates a sensitive, caring and compassionate approach.  The successful candidate will be required to complete some administration duties, and basic skills within information technology are essential.

This is a teaching hospital, and as such there is a positive and supportive culture which promotes learning and development. There is an established in-house training programme for all mandatory clinical skills, and potential for wider learning opportunities. All staff are supported with regular supervision from a senior team member. 

If you have a well-established knowledge and understanding of the role, enjoy working at a fast pace within a busy and intensive environment and you are able to deal with unpredictable situations whilst remaining focused on the service user then this is the role for you.

Interview date: TBC 

*Please indicate within the application preferred area of working. Although if successful it cannot be guaranteed that you will get the preferred post it may help with decision making.

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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

Oncology: Angela Colwell via email or via phone 01772 716565

Critical Care: Simon Brady via email or via phone 01772 716565

Nancy Melrose, Specialist Occupational Therapist. 01257 245176

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245472