Therapy Technical Instructor
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 3 Therapy Technical Instructor to work within the Older Persons/ Medical Therapy team.
Your role will involve working alongside occupational therapists and physiotherapists on the wards to deliver directed patient interventions to help support safe and timely discharges from hospital.
Applicants should be able to evidence relevant therapy based competencies (at band 2 or band 3 level within the NHS), to demonstrate the ability to implement prescribed rehabilitation programmes whilst working with patients with a range of conditions. You will be supported in your role through a robust competency training programme as well as regular training, supervision and CPD opportunities.
Applicants are required to hold a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle for work purposes. You will be required to work a shift pattern between the hours of 08:00 - 17:00 and will be expected to participate in 7 day working rota ; including weekend and bank holiday shifts.
The successful candidate will be managed with the occupational therapy team . We require the post holder to have a flexible and adaptable approach as you may be asked to work within other clinical OT teams within the department.
Main duties of the job
- To provide a high standard of therapy assistant service to ward, group and clinic based patients.
- To carry out tasks delegated from professionally registered staff across physiotherapy, occupational therapy. This will be delegated appropriately within clear guidelines , ensuring patient focused care is delivered.
- To be responsible for the continuation of rehabilitation programmes during weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.
- To enable patients to achieve their optimum level of independence in mobility and activities of daily living
Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.
Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.
We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.
Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.
We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.
- To work primarily with the Older Persons and Medicine Team's which would include working across multiple wards and community settings where required.
- To work with therapists with planning and facilitating the patients progression through the treatment plan, within the guidance of the rehabilitation plan set out for the patient.
- To provide cross team cover as required within the limits of competencies.
- To be responsible for implementing prescribed treatment programmes with an allocated caseload, following an initial screening by a registered therapist.
- To work with therapists with planning and facilitating the patients progression through the treatment plan, within the protocols/plans set out by the registered therapists.
- To take responsibility for delegated caseload and report outcomes appropriately, including reporting urgent and important information promptly to the appropriate person.
- To be responsible for prioritising and planning of own daily programme of work
Knowedlege, Skills, Experience
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