Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 per week
Job ref
£20,150 to £23,363 p.a.
24/07/2018 23:59





An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner, to work for Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust within the Bournemouth and Poole Community Therapy Team (BPCTT), based at Kings Park Hospital in Bournemouth.

The BPCTT receives an average of 470 referrals each month, and does not exclude any patients on the basis of physical diagnosis - so we work with adult patients experiencing a broad range of physical health issues. We deliver rehabilitation sessions, education on symptom management, and maintenance interventions in patients' own homes, in our therapy gym, and in community settings using a range of modalities including prescription of home exercise programmes, one to one sessions in our therapy gym, education classes and group exercise sessions. We liaise closely with our healthcare partners in neighbouring acute trusts, community teams and social services to facilitate as smooth a journey as possible for our patients between services.

As a Band 4 therapy assistant practitioner, you will have the opportunity to work jointly with a range of experienced staff, seeing patients with a range of presentations, e.g. neurological, medical, orthopaedic, surgical and falls, and supported in your work by a robust structure of supervision, and in-service training. You will also play a leadership role in coordinating the work of our Band 3s, leading in areas of their work as required to do so e.g. coordination of their Band 3 meetings, and delivering in-service training.

You will bring experience of working directly with patients in a health care setting, and an enthusiasm for supporting patients to progress in their recovery, whilst understanding that their own engagement in recovery and progression is essential to the process.

You will have a valid driving licence and a car available for work, and be flexible and willing to adapt your approach to situations as they arise, e.g. if a patient is unwell, if staffing numbers are low, and if it is necessary to support colleagues in a different area from your normal area of work, which will be Bournemouth. 

I encourage you to contact us to talk about the job role, and look forward to hearing about your current role and past experience.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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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

Shiona Balfour, Team Lead, Bournemouth and Poole Community Therapy Team -

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277180