Main areaphysiotherapy, rehabilitation, assistantGradeBand 3ContractPermanentHoursFull time: 37.5 hours per week (Requirement to do shift working 8am – 8pm and weekend working)Job refclick apply-NOV20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSiteRoyal Sussex County HospitalTownBrightonSalary£19,737 Р£21,142 Per annumSalary periodYearlyClosing06\/12\/2020 23:59

About Our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best – and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We’re careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About This Vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Trust is the regional teaching hospital working across two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

We provide general acute services to the general populations in the City of Brighton and Hove and in Mid Sussex and more specialist and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south coast of England.

This is chance to come and work in Brighton, a vibrant city by the sea previously voted the best city in the UK.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Trust is the regional teaching hospital working across two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fully integrated multi-disciplinary team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital working A&E, short stay wards and the Acute Admissions Unit.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are developing a service model for an integrated community and acute therapy team. This is currently being trialled and will continue throughout the Winter with the plan of this being the new way of working going forward.

Our Team comprises of nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy assistants and social care professionals from the acute and community Trust and Brighton and Hove County Council. This enables close multidisciplinary working to achieve combined goals, effective discharge planning and improved patient flow from the acute floor. Therapists work within an integrated model and are upskilled to carry out comprehensive, generic assessments with the aim to deliver highest standards of patient care, as well as promoting service and professional development to further enhance both clinical and non-clinical skills.

The post would include being part of the rostered seven day working and extended hours service covering 8am-8pm to support discharges using various services available.

Work Will Primarily Involve

Carrying out treatment plans devised by the Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists.Assisting the therapists in the assessment and treatment of patients with physical or cognitive impairmentsParticipating in the treatment of patients with challenging behaviour and cognitive\/ communication difficulties.To issue daily living equipment and demonstrate its use as agreed by an Occupational TherapistTo instruct patients in the use of walking aids and provide advice to patients and carers regarding safety issues associated with walking aids according to BSUH protocolsTo assist in basic stock checks, equipment ordering and cleaning and maintenance of equipmentGeneral administrative dutiesAttending Staff Meetings and In-Service Training SessionsLiaising with patients, families, carers, outside agencies etc.

There are other Rehabilitation Assistants employed by the Trust; providing opportunity for peer support and peer learning.

Please address the Knowledge and Experience and Skills section of the Person Specification in the Additional Information section of your on-line application. This information will be the basis of applicants called for interview.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.