Physiotherapy Assistant

Purbrook, Hampshire

Job Title: Physiotherapy Assistant

Location: Purbrook, Hampshire

Hours: 22.5

Salary: £22,816.50 - £24,335.85 (FTE)

Closing date: 15/09/2023

DBS check required? Yes

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Physiotherapy Assistant
22.5 hours – to be worked over 5 days (0.6 WTE)
£22,816.50 – £24,335.85(FTE)
At Rowans Hospice we honour life and offer hope by providing specialist end of life care of the highest quality. We guide patients and those closest to them through the journey of their illness, supporting them every step of the way.
Role Profile:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our existing physiotherapy team to provide support work to patients of Rowans Hospice and Living Well Centre.
Main accountabilities:
  • To undertake specific skilled support work to palliative care patients
  • Treat patients according to set treatment protocols monitoring patient progression, reporting back to physiotherapist on a daily basis.
  • To support the physiotherapists, and working primarily with patients on the IPU, although there will occasionally be some requirement to support delivering treatment in the Living Well Centre
  • To help in promoting patient independence and supporting with ADL’s and activities
  • Work unsupervised at times, reporting back patient progress and informing physiotherapist of any problems.
  • To support with non- clinical duties in the provision of physiotherapy services within physiotherapy team.
  • Monitor and order stock, mobility aids, supplies for team.
We are looking for the following essential knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • GCSE level or equivalent to demonstrate literacy, numerical and communication skills.
  • NVQ III in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Support or NVQ III in care.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as Physiotherapy Assistant/HCSW working in related clinical field.
· Palliative care experience would be desirable
· Good communication and interpersonal skills
· Ability to work within a large team.
· Ability to use own initiative
· Ability to respond to changing situations within a palliative care setting
· Awareness of own coping strategies in relation to the sensitive and emotive nature of the work
We offer our committed team:
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Opportunity to transfer NHS pension
  • Free hot drinks and subsidised hot/cold meals menu.
  • On-site parking
For further information and an application pack please contact
Closing date: 15 September 2023
Interview date: 28 September2023
Rowans Hospice is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults needing our care and support. Subsequently, our recruitment process is thorough, ensuring a consistent and detailed approach to gather information from and about candidates so that all persons appointed are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.
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