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Senior Therapy Assistant

Band 4

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Band 4
37.5 per week
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Whiston Hospital
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
25/01/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.


An opportunity has arisen for a committed individual to join our experienced intermediate care therapy team based at Knowsley.

It’s an exciting time for the development of Knowsley Intermediate Care. Over the last few years, the Intermediate Care service has increased including establishing a single point of access to co-ordinate placement for people with on-going rehabilitation goals. We are now able to establish our therapy provision to the Knowsley Hospital Discharge Team- senior occupational therapists, physiotherapist and senior therapy assistant.

The team is currently based at Whiston Hospital with the Knowsley social services hospital discharge team. The team provides assessments for intermediate care services to all local acute trusts and will need to be willing and able to the various hospital sites.

The senior therapy assistant will be working with therapists in-reaching into secondary care, supporting discharge and handing the care of patients safely to community services with the aim of supporting patients back home or signposting to an Intermediate care bed.

Candidates must have knowledge of working with either Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. Assistant Practitioner course and skill of working within intermediate care is desirable but not essential.
The successful candidate must be able to operate as part of a team and will be required to work independently in carrying out assessments and supporting therapists in delivering a high quality and effective service.

Suitable applicants will demonstrate the following:-
• Excellent communication skills – verbal, non-verbal and written
• A caring approach to meet the needs of service users and their families
• Use of initiative, flexibility and adaptability
• Ability to work independently and well as part of a team

As an employee of North-West Boroughs Healthcare, you will receive the following benefits:
• Free 24 hour access to our Health and Well-being Centre and Gym at the Hollins Park site, including tai chi and pilates classes
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (29 days after 5 years’ and 33 days after 10 years’ service)
• Access to the NHS pension scheme
• The opportunity to access a range of NHS discounts, such as the NHS Electronics Scheme, Salary Sacrifice Car and Bikes for Staff Schemes
• Regular supervision and access to a range of training courses at our Education Centre
• Access to our Library at Hollins Park House, providing resources to support you in your development and/or research

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

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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

Selina Mott, Team Leader
0151 489 8724

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01925 664856

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