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Therapy Assistant Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 4
18 month Secondment/Fixed Term Contract
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£21,089 - £23,761
21/07/2019 23:59

Therapy Assistant Practitioner - Stroke


Stroke/Rehab Therapy Service

Secondment/Fixed Term - 18 months

37.5 hours

Band 4

£21,089 -£23,761

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Would you like the opportunity to work in and be part of the development of a new Early Supported Discharge Service for Stroke patients in the Southport & Formby areas? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner to join our established Stroke Team at Southport & Formby District General Hospital. This is a new post which will support the Early Supported Discharge Service which is being developed.  This is a full-time 18 month secondment opportunity or 18 month Fixed Term Contract opportunity.

You will be part of a friendly and experienced multi-disciplinary team, working across physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to provide excellent patient-centred care.  

You will be encouraged, and required, to develop skills and knowledge related to our client group to enable you to provide a high quality holistic care. This will be supported through supervision from one of our senior clinicians. The post holder should have experience in stroke/neurological rehabilitation, be

The post holders will be expected to work flexibly to cross-cover all clinical areas within the specialism ensuring quality patient care. This post supports the weekend working agenda and may include participation in weekend/Bank Holiday rotas.

Advertising date: 12th July 2019

Closing date: 21st July 2019

Interview date: 1st August 2019

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Heather Duff, Clinical Therapy Manager on 01704 704892 or E-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
Town Lane
01695 656583