London – The Portland Hospital
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Job – Paediatric Therapy Assistant
Location – The Portland Hospital, London
Contract Type - Permanent, full time hours 37.5hrs
Salary - Competitive (dependent on skills & experience)
This job will be working in The Portland Hospital in both inpatient and outpatients. This will be a role that supports the Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists on a day to day basis whilst treating patients under the supervision of qualified staff. This is a varied role that includes administration, environmental and stock management alongside clinical tasks.
The Therapy Assistant will provide support for qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Speech and language therapists in the treatment and management of patients on the inpatient wards and outpatients as required.
You will work under the direction of qualified therapists as part of an interdisciplinary team with patients who are referred to them.
You will also be responsible for supporting the clinicians and Inpatient Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Lead with administrative duties to ensure a smooth running of the service.
Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Duties and responsibilities
To assist the therapists and support the therapy service by carrying out delegated duties.
To treat own designated caseload of patients, utilising knowledge and skills gained through attainment of competencies, experience and / or relevant qualifications, under the direction of qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.
To ensure a safe and therapeutic environment for patients and staff to carry out physical activity.
To supervise patient’s clinical exercise programmes as prescribed by the qualified therapists.
To assist therapists with patient treatment sessions where an additional therapist is required.
Issue walking aids and equipment to patients under the direction of the therapists.
Assist Occupational Therapists with timely discharge, equipment orders and paperwork for community referrals.
Assist Speech and Language therapists to create and use bespoke communication resources.
To undertake a basic assessment of each patient’s condition prior, during intervention or as a response of any treatment by observing any significant change or analysing variations and accurately reporting these to the primary therapist.
Skills and experience
Experience of working in a healthcare environment in contact with patients
Experience of working in a customer focused environment
Experience of working in a team
Experience working in a Multidisciplinary Therapy Team (desirable)
About The Facility
The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.