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Advanced Rehab Assisstant

Band 4

Main area
Senior Rehab Assisstant
Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Brentwood Community Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum pro rata
03/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Intensive Rehab Service Team for a Band 4 Rehab assistant. The IRS Team is an innovative new service supporting patients to regain independence and function safely within their home and is expected to be pivotal in delivering the five year plan. This very friendly team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists , Nurses and Rehab assistants. Agile and flexible working are positively encouraged within the team.

The successful applicant would need to demonstrate a background in health care and show a strong commitment to promoting independence and self care/management. Applicants should be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and have some awareness of financial issues ensuring that work is carried out whilst being mindful of the budget. The successful candidate would be able to show the ability to demonstrate ideas around service development to provide the highest standard of patient care within the resources provided.

Strong leadership skills are an essential part of this role, to remain professional at all times, to act as role model to other staff and to be able to provide advice and training on a range of therapy initiatives.

Whilst strong clinical support will be available to you, via the nursing element within the team, a sound understanding of clinical issues and being able to assess a patients suitability to engage in therapy would be required.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).


Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,017 to a maximum of £1,762)


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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

By phone: Call 0300 300 1909 and ask to speak with Duty 1 staff member.

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