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

Patients Activity Coordinator

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
37.5 per week
Job ref
£16,968 to £19,852 p.a.
25/03/2018 23:59





St Brelades ward at Alderney Hospital wish to recruit a full-time Patients Activity Coordinator to work Monday to Friday. Shifts will vary and will be either 9am to 5pm, or 10am to 6pm.

Engaging people with dementia in activities they enjoy is really important to the persons sense of wellbeing and we highly value the role of the Patients Activity Coordinator in leading activities & engaging with our patients.

At Alderney Hospital there are two assessment and treatment wards for people with moderate to severe dementia. An opportunity has arisen for a Patients Activity Coordinator to work as a member of the highly motivated Therapy team and you will have a key role working alongside therapy and nursing staff to provide activities for patients on St Brelades, our male ward.

For this post you will have a passion for providing person-centred dementia care drawing on patients’ strengths and interests. You will enhance their quality of life using meaningful activities. You will need to be flexible and able to work ‘in the moment’ with patients and be able to demonstrate and use your own initiative, adapting activities to enable patient engagement and build rapport.  Excellent communication skills are essential to develop therapeutic engagement and to be able to de-escalate situations with patients that experience challenging behaviours. Experience of working with this client group is essential.

The Therapies Team and Trust are committed to supporting your continued professional development, offering regular clinical and managerial supervision, team development, and opportunities for training both in-house and from the Trust’s comprehensive prospectus.

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post. This will then be followed by an annual 2 day update course.



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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

Rachel Christian-Edwards Therapies Lead on 01202 305007,  or  Gemma Funnell Occupational Therapist on 01202 30599

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277158