Therapy Technical Instructor
NHS AfC: Band 3
- Therapy Technical Instructor
- NHS AfC: Band 3
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- Royal Stoke Site
- £20,330 - £21,777
- 02/10/2022 23:59
If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)
Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.
We are looking for an individual to undertake a Technical Instructor post within the Specialised Therapy Team at Royal Stoke. The post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting University Hospital. The post holder will be part of one of two clinically based teams that make up the Therapies Directorate.
The successful candidate will be supported by our excellent Senior and Advanced Therapists helping to rehabilitate patients predominantly on the Trauma, Elective Orthopaedics, Fractured Neck of Femur wards and also the Acute Rehabilitation and Trauma Unit, Neurology and Cardiothoracic wards.
The successful candidate should have experience of working within a healthcare environment and an understanding of Therapy interventions. The post holder will also be expected to complete competencies in both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
Main duties of the job
The Therapies Department comprises of two multidisciplinary based teams, the Medical & Surgical Team and the Specialised Services Team, incorporating both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. These teams form part of the Trust Medical, Surgical and Specialised Services Divisions. Each team is led by a Divisional Therapist, Mrs Noeleen Hellis leads the Specialised Services Therapy Team, Mrs Jane Teasdale leads the Medical & Surgical Therapy Team & Mrs Clare Johnson for the County Hospital.
Administration, clerical and secretarial support is provided to both sites and teams by an A&C team. All Staff must be courteous to patients, their carer’s, the general public, other staff and contacts external to the Trust at all times.
The specialities within the two teams are as follows:
Medical & Surgical Team:
Specialised Services Team:
Working for our organisation
The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital, with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.
Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for a detailed list of job responsibilities.
Education & Qualifications
- GCSE English Grace C/ 4 or above or evidence of good literacy
- GCSE Maths Grace C/4 or above or evidence of good numeracy
- GCSE Science Grace C/4 or above
- Completed or undertaking a Therapy Apprenticeship
- A Level/NVQ Qualification
- Qualification within health/social or sports environment
- Experience in a NHS or other Healthcare/social/Sports environment
- Acute hospital experience
- Experience of working in a therapy environment
- NHS experience
Skills, Ability & Knowledge
- Ability to communicate well in writing
- Methodical approach to work
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Accredited training
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Noeleen Hellis
- Job title
- Divisional Therapy Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01782 675340
- Additional information