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Physiotherapy Technician

Job Description

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). The Trust is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’. The Living Wage rate is currently £825 per hour. It is reviewed annually in line with the cost of living.

Kleinwort – Intermediate Care Service
Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex.
Physiotherapy Assistant (Band 3)
Full time - 375 hours

We are an innovative and flexible team who are looking for experienced therapy assistants/ care assistants who have a passion for rehabilitation and would like to work within our multi-disciplinary team carrying out Physiotherapist activities.

This post would suit an enthusiastic and innovative person who is prepared to meet the changing needs of the population we serve and provide high quality, flexible care where it is needed.

The aim of Intermediate Care is to provide nursing, social and rehabilitative care to avoid admission to hospital and support early discharge, our rehabilitation service is provided 7 days a week.
The Trust provides a varied training programme and there will be on the job learning.

This post would suit Therapy or Health Care Assistants with experience wishing to extend their scope of Community and Elderly rehabilitation work. Staff will be expected to work flexibly to fit the needs of the service.

Staff who work for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and are at risk of redundancy will be given priority consideration for this vacancy

For further details / informal visits contact:
Claire Anderson -  ( Phone number removed ) 
( Email address removed )

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

Please indicate under 'supporting information' if you have a disability and wish to be considered for shortlisting in line with our 2 ticks commitments and/or if you have any particular requirements to enable you to participate in the selection process. Please insert 'I wish to apply under the 2 ticks scheme'.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically so please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

If you are successful in your application you will be expected to attend the Trust's Corporate Induction which takes place at Brighton General Hospital. This gives you an opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time and provide you with information on the Trust, its values and mission. Start dates will be made available to you during the selection process.

Please note that appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point (dependent on experience) unless confirmed otherwise by the HR Recruitment Team.

If this vacancy is open for secondment opportunities you should discuss this with your line manager before applying.

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Working towards equality.

A no smoking policy is operated.

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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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