Physiotherapy Technician

Rowans Hospice, Purbrook

Job Title: Physiotherapy Technician

Location: Rowans Hospice, Purbrook

Hours: 18.75 hours (0.5 WTE)

Salary: Band 3 – 4 Development post

Closing date: 14/11/2019

DBS check required? Yes

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Job Description


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 individuals to join our existing 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, modifying and progressing patient treatment programmes as required referring back to physiotherapist when goals have been achieved.
  • To support the physiotherapists delivering exercise groups in the Living Well Centre.
  • Work unsupervised reporting back patient progress and informing physiotherapist of any problems.
  • Be responsible for non-professional 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/three years’ experience as Physiotherapy Assistant/HCSW working in related clinical field.
  • Experience in working with exercise groups and/or palliative care
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a large team.
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to respond to changing situations
  • Awareness of own coping strategies

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
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