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Therapy Assistant

Contract: Permanent Part Time
Salary: £17,500 per annum, pro rata
Location: Based Welwyn Garden City, with travel within the community
Closing Date: 15 Sep, 2017

Our Therapy and Day Service Team aims to address the physical, emotional and psychological needs of our patients and their families, thereby assisting them to maintain their dignity and maximise their quality of life. The team comprises a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, art therapist, staff nurses and complementary therapist who provide treatment and supportive programmes across the organisation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to support the Therapy and Day Service Team in delivering patient centred specialist rehabilitative palliative care and the supportive Living Well with Isabel programme. You will carry out both clinical and administrative duties including undertaking the assessment of mobility needs in non-complex patients and be responsible for the provision of appropriate mobility aids, assisting the physiotherapist and occupational therapist with complex patient interventions as required. You will also visit patients at home to ensure the effective transfer of functional skills into the home environment as directed by the therapists. Maintaining stock and equipment will also be a key part of the role.

To apply you should have a basic understanding of the concept of palliative care and of the therapist’s role within this and experience of working in a healthcare environment. You will need effective written and verbal communication skills and be able to manage your own workload and prioritise effectively. Car owner/driver essential.

To apply, please complete the application form. For informal enquiries, please contact Jane Slater, HR Advisor, Head Office, 61 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1JR.

Closing date – 5pm – Friday 15th September 2017