Orthopaedic Therapy Technician
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
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Welcome to Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, where we have a wonderful opportunity for you to work as a Band 3 Therapy Technician within the Orthopaedic Team. These new posts are integrated roles supporting both Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to provide assessment and treatment for patients on the busy Trauma and Orthopaedic wards. This role cares for patients admitted following traumatic orthopaedic injuries such as hip and spinal fractures as well as elective orthopaedic surgery. Applicants need to enjoy team working and treating this population of patients. You need to be able to communicate clearly and demonstrate care with compassion. Applicants should be aware participation in personal care during therapy sessions can occur. We work in a busy and sometimes highly pressured environment so a calm, professional approach is required. The post involves working as part of a 7-day working pattern, with a rough expectation of completing 1 weekend in 4.
Main duties of the job
As this is an integrated therapy technician role, this provides the opportunity to develop a wide range of clinical skills across both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to provide holistic patient care, whilst being supported by expert clinicians and our own therapy practices educators, all with a wealth of experience. There is also the opportunity to attend external training days and courses as well as take part in an in-service training programme and complete the Trust's Care certificate. For team members looking to further progress in their careers, we are able to offer opportunities for level 5 and Level 6 apprenticeships. The successful post holder will be able to provide follow-up treatment to non-complex patients, including mobility progression and exercise provision, supported by the qualified team member, experiencing a range of Orthopaedic injuries such as fractured hips, poly-trauma, spinal injuries and elective joint replacements. You will work with the other Therapy Technicians to complete patient related administrative tasks and stock replenishment. You may also be required to deliver equipment to patient's properties therefore being a car driver with you own car is desirable. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us to discuss the post further or arrange a visit to meet us. Please contact our friendly administrative team on 02392 286141 who will happily direct your enquiries.
Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
Key duties and expectations include: Holistic and person centred care in both the hospital and home environment. Preoperative teaching and preparation to ensure a smooth and positive patient experience for elective surgery patients. Implementing goal driven treatment plans. Supporting patients and the MDT to acheive safe and efficient discharge plans. Teaching the safe use of walking aids and other functional aids and equipment. Administrative related duties including onward referrals and data inputting.