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Rehabilitation Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Rehabilitation Assistant
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Permanent: NA
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Team planning to provide 7 day cover and extended hours to cover service needs.)
Job ref
220-CHS-3519510
Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
222 Upper street
Town
London
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum plus applicable HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
19/10/2021 23:59

For our current apprenticeship vacancies, please go to https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship and use Keyword ‘Whittington’

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

 


 

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic rehab assistant to join our Islington’s community-based discharge to assess team which consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assessors and carers.

You will gain  experience in working with a range of MDT professionals and services. You will be joining a supportive group of therapists, with regular in-service training and professional forums, individual supervision from the clinical manager, and a personal development plan that is regularly updated.

Are you a dynamic, flexible and forward thinking Rehabilitation Assistant? If you are an innovative team player with a commitment to high quality services we want to hear from you! You will be the Band 4 Rehabilitation assistant working within Islington’s discharge to assess team

Main duties of the job

The Rehabilitation Assistant within the team will support staff who work with adults with physical disabilities, cognitive impairment and complex social and community needs. You will manage a varied caseload with clinicians support, with a high turnover, focusing on preventing admission to hospital or residential care, facilitating early discharge from hospital & maximizing independence through intensive, outcome focused input. This will include the delivery of short-term therapy programmes in partnership with professionals and support workers from all disciplines, and assessment and provision of facilitative equipment and home exercise programme.

You will also be supporting the Islington re-ablement team and cross working between the 2 teams.

For further information refer to the job description.

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health NHS Trust is a lively, forward-thinking organisation in a diverse and multi-cultural area of north London. We are working in partnership with a range of local organisations to support all ages of adults to remain independent at home and prevent hospital admissions.

We are well placed to support your professional development and provide a stimulating and supportive working environment.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The aim of the Islington’s Discharge to assess services works on the principle of ensuring hospital stays are reduced as soon as acute medical treatment is completed. Where appropriate, assessments will take place in an environment familiar to the individual. The assessment will consider the need for ongoing care and community support needs.

 

  • The post holder will be responsible Under the supervision of the Team Lead you will support other therapists (e.g. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapy) within the team in providing specialist interventions; supporting clients with physical, cognitive and psychological needs.  You will be involved in designing and implementing interventions such as supporting a person who has had a stroke to access the community safely.

 

  • The role will involve carrying out rehabilitation programmes,and enabling care programmes.

 

  • A key aspect of the role will be promoting self-management using a range of motivational and solution focussed techniques.

 

  • Support clients to maintain the gains they have made in rehabilitation and address the issue of repeat referrals. You will therefore be expected to be involved in the audit of the impact of your role on the work of the team.

 

  • Support the re-ablement team to deliver the service(as needed) and cross working between D2A and re-ablement.
  • The aim of the Islington’s Discharge to assess services works on the principle of ensuring hospital stays are reduced as soon as acute medical treatment is completed. Where appropriate, assessments will take place in an environment familiar to the individual. The assessment will consider the need for ongoing care and community support needs.

 

  • The post holder will be responsible Under the supervision of the Team Lead you will support other therapists (e.g. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapy) within the team in providing specialist interventions; supporting clients with physical, cognitive and psychological needs.  You will be involved in designing and implementing interventions such as supporting a person who has had a stroke to access the community safely.

 

  • The role will involve carrying out rehabilitation programmes,and enabling care programmes.

 

  • A key aspect of the role will be promoting self-management using a range of motivational and solution focussed techniques.

 

  • Support clients to maintain the gains they have made in rehabilitation and address the issue of repeat referrals. You will therefore be expected to be involved in the audit of the impact of your role on the work of the team.

 

  • Support the re-ablement team to deliver the service(as needed) and cross working between D2A and re-ablement.

Refer to job description for more details.

Person specification

essential

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills:written and verbal

Essential

Essential criteria
  • GCSE or equivalent

essential

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of NHS/healthcare
No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleImproving working livesCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lakshmi Chaudhary
Job title
Clinical lead physiotherapist
Email address
lakshmi.chaudhary@nhs.net
Telephone number
07913373174