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Therapy Support Worker Apprentice

NHS England Apprenticeships
United Kingdom
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Are you looking for a career in Healthcare? Gloucestershire Hospitals are looking to recruit Apprentice Therapy Support Workers.Our Trust have 3 positions available on numerous wards and departments at both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital. Come and join us to be part of our teams that are delivering Best Care for Everyone.

Job Title: Apprentice Therapy Support WorkerDepartment: Therapy DepartmentAccountable to: Clinical Lead Therapist in speciality area.Terms of contract: GHNHSFT Apprenticeship Terms and Conditions, Fixed Term (24months)Location: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital

An apprenticeship in the Therapy Service at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to complete an Advanced Level (Level 3) Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship and gain valuable healthcare experience within an acute hospital setting.

These apprenticeship vacancies would be suitable to anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare and in particular Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy areas.

Main duties of the job

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker would be managed by the Senior Therapists and be supported to develop the capability and knowledge to use the principles of occupational therapy and physiotherapy to carry out activities including:

o Implementing delegated treatment plans and facilitating rehabilitation.

o Assessing and managing delegated patients with non-complex mobility and occupational difficulties, reporting back to the registered practitioner as necessary.

o Supporting the teams with administration, clerical and housekeeping duties.

o Using verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients/carers.

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker would be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with patients and healthcare professionals in order to provide a friendly, efficient and courteous service to all patients.The job requires the apprentice to be flexible and alter activities and priorities as the need arises. It is full time and the maximum working week is 37.5 hours; this includes a daily unpaid break of 30 minutes. There is no weekend working.

About us

We provide acute hospital services from two large district general hospitals, Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Maternity Services are also provided at Stroud Maternity Hospital. We remain the major provider of secondary care services in the area and analysis shows that for Gloucestershire we are the leading acute healthcare provider by a significant margin.

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are committed to delivering great experience and outcomes for our patients. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and pivotal to this are our nurses, therapy support workers, midwives and care staff, whose dedication, expertise and kindness ensures that patients receive the very best care throughout their treatment.

Date posted

31 August 2023

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£10,324.31 a year per annum




24 months

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