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Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Description

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment

CNWL is a large and diverse organisation, providing health care services for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs.

The Early Stroke Rehabilitation Team (ESRT) is an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team in Milton Keynes.

We work across the acute, community, health and social care settings to provide intensive rehabilitation and support to stroke survivors being discharged home/Care Home from Acute Stroke Units in Milton Keynes General Hospital or other acute hospitals.

The aim of the ESRT is to facilitate earlier discharge from hospital, provide home based assessment, rehabilitation and support for those who have suffered a recent stroke. The ESRT are committed to achieving the quality markers of the National Stroke Strategy (2007) by continuing to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors and their carers by aiding their recovery; improving their independence; supporting their reintegration into community life; and restoring their personal and occupational roles and relationships which define who they are.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and well-organised individual who is able to show initiative in the role of a Band 4 rehabilitation assistant with relevant Stroke or Neurological Rehabilitation skills and experience. You will be working alongside experienced and specialist Nurses, Rehabilitation Assistants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologist, Speech therapists, and social worker as part of a multi-professional team to support the delivery of rehabilitation and recovery of stroke patients in their own homes/Care Homes across Milton Keynes.

The post holder will assist the ESRT with a range of duties including providing holistic interventions to support stroke survivors achieve their rehabilitation goals, often without direct supervision, supporting working to treatment plans, protocols and will be accountable at all times to a registered practitioner. Delivery of home based interventions needs to be timely and responsive due to the needs of stroke survivors, delivering and fitting some equipment and effective team working are key requirements of this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Cheryl Whitburn, ESRT Coordinator on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

CNWL Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

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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