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RehabIlitation Assistant Intensive Rehabiliation Service

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Rehab Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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RM10 9SR
£17,787 - £20,448 pa plus HCAS
22/02/2019 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.

We are seeking motivated Band 3 Rehabilitation Assistant with interest in general physical rehabilitation to apply for this exciting opportunity to work with NELFT’s Intensive Rehabilitation Service (IRS). The IRS is a large multidisciplinary community team offering an alternative to hospital bed-based rehabilitation, supporting patients to recover at home in a less restrictive environment. The IRS work closely with the Inpatient rehabilitation services and acute partners to enable early facilitated discharges whilst supporting patients through an intensive rehabilitation programme.


The role will require the successful candidate to work as part of the team based in the community setting but with interface with other NELFT services and external stakeholders to ensure service delivery is of a high quality and provided 365 days per year.


As part of the Intensive Rehabilitation service we can offer you:

  • Regular clinical and managerial supervision
  • A programme of specifically developed in-service trainings
  • Training and development opportunities


The main responsibilities of the post:

1.     To work flexibly and assist in effective and efficient delivery of the service.

2.     To be able to conduct therapy and nursing treatment plans with people in their own homes. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary.  

3.     To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.

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).

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.

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 focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).



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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

Lavanyah Sethuraman

Intensive Rehab Service Physiotherapist


Telephone number:0300 300 1836

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If you have problems applying, contact

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