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We have an opportunity for a motivated and experienced Senior Therapy Assistant to join our dynamic Respiratory, Surgery & Critical Care In-patient Therapy Team at Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust. The post is full time, working 37.5 hours per week, but part time and flexible working may be considered if raised at interview.
As a Senior Therapy Assistant, you will work under the supervision of physiotherapist and occupational therapist staff, providing assessment and treatment programmes for patients in hospital.
You will be expected to carry out a full episode of care from assessment to discharge for a specified and designated clinical caseload identified by a qualified clinician. We can offer a B3 to B4 development program for staff who would like an opportunity to progress.
This role will include working in a wide variety of settings including ward, gym, outpatients and visiting patients for assessment or discharge at home.
The post holder will assist in the administration and clerical duties for the team and department.
The post holder may be asked to work at any site within the trust and will contribute to the weekend therapy rotas.
Main duties of the job
As a Senior Therapy Assistant we can offer you:
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern District General Hospital offering an excellent working environment. Much of West Dorset is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Jurassic coastline is protected by World Heritage status. There are numerous beaches within easy reach, and Portland Harbour promotes a wide range of water sport activities. The area is largely rural, with good rail and road links. The closest airport is situated in Bournemouth.
A full driving license and access to a car is essential.
Please visit https://joinourdorset.nhs.uk/Therapy/ for more information on working as a therapist in Dorset
Working for our organisation
At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff.
Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.
We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.
Please contact us at Recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk if you are unable to view or download the attachment.
For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.
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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.