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Generic Therapy Support Worker

Band 4

Main area
Therapies - Acute Early Intervention Team
Band 4
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Cornwall Hospital
£20,150 to £23,363 pa (pro rata)
20/10/2018 23:59



Achieve Your Potential with Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Are you enthusiastic and forward thinking about therapy? Do you want to work for a Trust that values AHPs and their contribution to the patient journey and holistic care?

Come and join our vibrant Therapy service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

This is an exciting time for our organisation, as we have received substantial investment to further develop our services. Check out our therapy video link to gain an understanding of our department and values. youtube.com/watch?v=6qULP8MTMSY 

Do you have skills and experience as an Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy/Speech and Language Therapy or Dietetic Support Worker? 

These posts present an exciting opportunity to work in the Acute Therapy Team, delivering services to patients in the Emergency Department, Medical Admissions Unit and Clinical Decision Unit, and the associated Frailty and Eldercare units.

The post-holders will work closely with the therapists and nursing staff to assess and treat patients within agreed protocols, ensuring that each patient’s individual plan of care and therapy is met. 

There are various options to work either full time (37.5 hours) or part time. Post holders will be expected to complete the competencies frameworks associated with the post. 

We can offer you opportunities to engage in research, training, coaching and career development. We have links to the local higher education institutions, and have also developed local learning opportunities. In particular, we offer an excellent ‘AHP Future Leaders Programme’, which has been praised by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief AHP Officer. youtube.com/watch?v=f3ceLt96vGM

Cornwall Therapy Services are fully committed to the AHPs into Action agenda and is currently leading the plans for the first national AHP Appreciation Day. Come and join us aboard the #AHPsDay campaign bus!

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has an active ‘Improving Working Lives’ team who offer a range of services and activities to support staff an encourage health and well-being of our workforce and in the latest NHS Staff Survey 86% of our staff said that they think the organisation takes positive action on health and well-being.

The Therapy Department at Royal Cornwall Hospital values our staff and their contributions. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and we constantly strive to improve quality of all that we do. In our latest staff survey 91% of staff stated that the training, learning and development they have accessed has helped them to do their job more effectively.

In addition to working in an aspiring and outstanding therapy department, Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available. It is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling.  There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall.  

The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter.  There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services and an airport at Newquay with daily and economical connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad. 

International applications are welcome and we can offer skype interviews. We will consider people returning to practice. 

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week. 

Proposed Interview date: TBC

For further information please contact:

Alexandra Chaplin (physiotherapist), Jessica Crockett (Speech and Language Therapist) or Emily Callan (Dietitian) on 01872 253736


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Alexandra Chaplin (physiotherapist), Jessica Crockett  (Speech and Language Therapist) or Emily Callan (Dietitian) on 01872 253736