Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


About The Facility

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.

Job Description

To work under the direction of qualified Physiotherapists as part of a multidisciplinary team with patients who have disability resulting from neurological, medical or surgical conditions; To assist Physiotherapists in the management and care of their patients to high professional standards and implement and evaluate physiotherapy intervention under the guidance/supervision of a Physiotherapist once trained; To provide programs of physiotherapy and rehabilitation activities to patients with acute, chronic or complex needs within the guidelines provided by the Physiotherapists; To cover hydrotherapy poolside and take part in hydrotherapy sessions as required; To carry out administrative and housekeeping duties as delegated within the department and take responsibility for ensuring a safe working environment for all therapists and patients; To assist in identifying opportunities to improve the Physiotherapy service in order to provide the best patient care within the resources available.

This is a full time role working 15hrs per week with an attractive and competitive salary, dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward and 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, 247.5hrs 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 & Responsibilities

To assist Physiotherapists in the provision of physiotherapy intervention

To use skills and techniques independently once trained to undertake the treatment of patients as directed and supervised by the Physiotherapists

To follow the Physiotherapy Assistant treatment plan as documented by the Physiotherapist for independent treatment sessions and liaise with the Physiotherapist in order to clearly understand any changes of an updated treatment plan prior to intervention.

To report to line manager for guidance and advice on issues outside own competencies

To lead/assist in carrying out exercise class sessions and activities in conjunction with other therapy assistants following where appropriate predetermined exercise programs

To have a basic understanding of the medical conditions, in particular of those patients that are being seen independently

To carry out administrative duties as requested by the Physiotherapists and assist in day to day organization of the service at the request of a Physiotherapist

To understand the patient’s journey from admission to discharge through the rehabilitation unit

Skills & Experience

An awareness/understanding of physiotherapy

An understanding of health related functions and experience working with people with disability is desirable

Ability to keep legible and accurate records in English using the SOAP format

Ability to identify when to ask for assistance in problem solving

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

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.

Job Reference: HCA14706

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