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Children's Acute Rehabilitation Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Acute Paediatrics - Therapy Support Staff
Band 3
Fixed Term - 12 months
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum
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Are you a well-motivated and conscientious Rehabilitation Assistant? We would like you to join the Therapy & Dietetic department at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

As a key member of the respiratory and rehabilitation therapy teams you’ll support physiotherapists and occupational therapists carrying out rehabilitation and discharge planning for children who have complex needs; both inpatients and outpatients.

You will complete speciality competencies to enable you able to work safely and without direct supervision with children and young people who are ill or have injuries or complex conditions carrying out treatment programmes and issuing basic equipment as delegated by qualified members of staff. You will also assist with hydrotherapy pool sessions from the poolside and with the preparation of the pool area. Your role will include substantial non-clinical duties; including preparing and tidying treatment areas, shared responsibility for the cleaning of specialist short-term loan equipment such as wheelchairs and crutches and communicating positively with local services to ensure a smooth discharge.

It is essential that you have good communication skills and are able to work cooperatively alongside others as part of a team. Previous experience of working in a healthcare setting or with children or young people is desirable.

You’ll work in accordance with Trust policies to ensure safety of yourself and others. The Trust is committed to helping its staff to progress, so you can expect plenty of support for your lifelong learning.

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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

Christine Cammiss Clinical Lead (Rehabilitation)

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6196