Band 4- 37.5 hours advert, permanent contract.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 4 Technical Instructor to join our Integrated Stroke Therapy Team on a permeant contract. The successful candidate will be part of a large, busy Hyper-acute and rehabilitation stroke team located in the Primary Stroke Centre at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
We are looking for a motivated, experienced individual who is keen to help shape our in-patient stroke service. The individual needs to enjoy working as part of a team and be able to work alongside occupational therapists and physiotherapists to support with patient treatment sessions and non-clinical duties and also support therapy assistants.
Main duties of the job
Your role will be involved in the acute and rehabilitation care of stroke patients, working across both therapy teams demonstrating an adaptable approach to assist in the delivery of holistic rehabilitation whilst meeting a high standard of care set out through national stroke standards and guidelines.
The role encompasses working primarily with stroke patients to monitor and review their activities of daily living, carry out stroke specific assessment and treatment programmes and contribute to timely and successful discharges. The successful candidate needs to be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate patient’s progress and use own judgement to make amendments to the treatment programme within their scope of practice. You will also be able to assist with equipment provision, referrals, maintenance and essential non-clinical duties to support the day to day running of the service.Some non-clinical duties will involve working on computers; therefore, you would need to have good IT skills. The role also requires that the candidate is able to safely move and handle patients and use appropriate equipment, for which training will be provided. Your caseload will be variable and you will need to be able to work with a degree of autonomy, accept patients within the scope of practice and as part of a team manage a designated workload.
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance – for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
17 February 2023
Agenda for change
£23,949 to £26,282 a year pro rata per annum
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
The successful applicant will work as part of a very supportive team. We have a positive approach to staff development and they will be supported by their team, receive regular supervision and have the opportunity to attend our established in-service training program.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
Education & Qualifications
- oRelevant Foundation Degree or equivalent qualifications or can demonstrate equivalent experience in relevant clinical area
- oGCSEs (Grade C or above) in Maths and English Language or equivalent (Eg. Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English)
- oCare certificate
- oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
- oECDL or equivalent IT qualification
- oAwareness of the roles of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists
- oNVQ level 3 in Diagnostic and Therapy Support or equivalent qualifications
- oNVQ level 2 in Healthcare
- oPreviously worked in Healthcare/Allied Health Professional setting
Skills & Abilities
- oTeam Worker
- oFlexible and adaptable
- oPositive attitude to work
- oEmpathy with patient needs
- oSocial skills
- oAble to work under supervision, accepting direction
- oAwareness of cultural diversity and equality issues
- oAwareness of disability/post-stroke impairment
- Awareness of own limitations and when to seek support from a qualified therapist
Work Related Circumstances
- oAble to work flexibly to meet the needs of the Service over 7 days
- oWillingness to train as an Assistant and develop knowledge/skills
- oMaintain confidentiality/discretion
- oAble to tolerate sustained physical effort for the majority of duties (e.g moving and handling patients)
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .