Rehabilitation Assistant

Recruiter
Solent NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
01 Mar 2021
Ref
449-AS0842
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money


Are you passionate about providing rehabilitation to adults and older people in a hospital setting and want to enable them to remain independent in the community? Then we would love to hear from you. You will need to have previous experience of working within a rehabilitation setting and have an NVQ in care.

We are an MDT comprising of Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, rehabilitation assistants and admin staff. We work very closely with the ward staff including nurses, HCA's, Doctors and Pharmacists. At the RSH we work across two wards comprising of 19 and 24 beds each providing rehabilitation for patients and leading on discharge planning.

As a Rehabilitation Assistant working in our unit your main duties will be:
  • To assist the senior trained staff in their day-to-day duties and clinical related tasks
  • Maintaining and developing a high standard of care for our patients by being aware of their individual needs and care program's
  • Contributing towards effective communication, by reporting to the therapist in charge any information given by the patient or relative of any incident or observation which may affect our patients physical/mental well-being
  • Providing practical assistance to our patients in carrying out everyday living tasks whilst encouraging them to develop their daily living skills and realising their potential to live as independently as possible
  • To be actively involved with the day to day routine in individual and group activities
  • To practice within a legal framework encompassing statutory, organisational policy and guidelines

For further information or to arrange an informal chat please contact Deepa Rajkumar on 0300 123 3926. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:
  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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