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Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Description

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey and Berkshire - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

'Wexham Park Hospital has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation and we want you to be a part of it as we continue forward. Following an inspection by the CQC in November 2015, we were delighted to be recognised by the CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richards as delivering “undoubtedly the most impressive examples of improvement' seen within the NHS in recent years. We are continuing to identify ways to improve and have recently announced plans for a new £25m Accident and Emergency department which is due to open in 2017'

This post involves working closely with qualified physiotherapists to provide care and support to a variety of patients.

The role is mainly based in the physiotherapy outpatient department in physiotherapy, but you may sometimes be required to treat patients on the wards, under supervision of a physiotherapist.

The job is varied and can involve anything from writing patient records, helping take rehabilitation classes to cleaning clutches ready for patient use.

This is part of a rotation & the areas covered will be
Orthopaedic wards
Medical wards
Stroke Unit
Out Patients

This post is based primarily at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough.

On the job training is provided so no previous experience is necessary.

Previous applicants need not apply for a Band 2 post if applied in the last 6 months

Interview date 9th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
For more information please contact
Jo Gronmark
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Successful applicants will be required to attend a corporate induction starting on the 1st day of employment with us. There are 2 courses per month and you must be prepared to start with us on one of these pre-set dates in the month. The induction course is up to 4 full days of training (subject to role) and will be run on weekdays only.

If you have any queries or concerns about your ability to start with us as per the above, please raise them during your interview. Otherwise your start date will be agreed with you by the HR department once all pre-employment checks are satisfactorily completed.

If you have any queries or concerns about your ability to start with us as per the above, please raise them during your interview. Otherwise your start date will be agreed with you by the HR department once all pre-employment checks are satisfactorily completed.

** Vacancies may close early - please make sure you complete your application at an early stage**

***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e passport, driving licence, visa, ect.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust offers an excellent benefits package which includes childcare facilities, various salary sacrifice schemes e.g. for cyclists, flexible working and generous annual leave. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all in the community with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of ethnic origin, age, race, sexual orientation, gender/transgender, disability or religion.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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