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Band 3 physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Job Description

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of services provided by the Trust as 'excellent', which underpins the Trust's vision to become a world-class provider of mental health care. In July 2008 we became the 100th NHS Foundation Trust which provides greater freedom to tailor our future plans to best meet the needs of the communities we serve and be more accountable to local people.

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or, if preferable, pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to registered with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £350.

Bury Intermediate Care Bed Based Service is based in Brandelsholme in Bury and provides Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to adults from 21 upwards who are resident in Bury. The unit has recently been inspected receiving a good rating from CQC. It has 36 beds and aims to facilitate discharge from hospital, maximize independence and opportunity for rehabilitation and recovery, prevent unnecessary hospital admission and premature admission to long term care. The unit is an integrated service with a multidisciplinary team of staff comprising of social workers, managers, technical instructors, therapists support workers and seniors.
The unit is undergoing a complete refurbishment over the next 12 months which will see the physical environment transformed to create a therapy hub so that all interventions are aimed at equipping people to go home and live as independently as possible. The unit will also work with people to look at their wider health and well being – linking them to community provision and supporting a smooth transition home. This therefore presents an exciting opportunity for a motivated Technical Instructor or someone who is willing to train for this role to join the service at a time when pathways and processes can be shaped and the service developed. A ‘one team’ ‘can do’ ethos to working together with a range of professionals is essential.
The successful applicant will have a good understanding of the health conditions that affect older people both physical and mental, enjoy working with people to regain their confidence to perform the every day tasks of daily living such as making meals and mobilising in the bathroom, so they can return to live in their own homes. You will work alongside therapists and other technical instructors, following therapy goal plans and recording progress against these. You will also work with local authority support staff and managers in the unit with a united goal to equip the residents with the skills to maximise their independence. You will need to enjoy working as part of a team and possess good IT, written and verbal communication skills. You will be line managed by a Therapist on the unit and supported by the Unit Manager.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact the unit manager Chrissy Hesketh on  ( Phone number removed ) 

For further details / informal visits contact:
unit manager Chrissy Hesketh on  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working & staff support

We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults & expect all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees who have an at risk status
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Only those applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Please note that you will be contacted via email so it is important to check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment
  • Applicants applying for this position who want to be considered under the disability 2 ticks scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • Please consider your application carefully. If you are currently part of a lease car scheme with your current organisation, the Trust is not able to cover the costs of early termination charges
  • Please be aware that we have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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