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Therapy technical instructor

  • NHS Jobs
  • Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
  • 09/01/2019
Full time

Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic band 4 therapy technical instructor to join our therapy team here at University Hospital Southampton full time (with the potential an additional part time post). Our therapy technical instructors have the opportunity to work alongside physiotherapists, cccupational therapists and ward based multi-disciplinary teams. We are a large foundation trust and teaching hospital with many excellent regional centres including a major trauma, cystic fibrosis, paediatrics, neurology and cardiothoracic. The successful applicant will be part of our large and dynamic therapy team and will have the opportunity to develop excellent discharge planning skills to facilitate a safe and timely discharge of service users, with the support of qualified staff.

The integrated therapy services department is a lively, friendly and dynamic department, which has over 190 whole time equivalent staff. University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust is a large teaching hospital and we strive to deliver a seamless service to its users, whilst actively promoting continuing professional development within the therapy department. There are also many varied opportunities to participate in training and we will ensure that you complete your competency training to equip you with the competence and confidence within this post.

The successful applicants will need to have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills within a team, be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills and, an ability to motivate service users. This role requires you to be physically fit and active and able to physically carry, handle and fit adaptive equipment and manoeuvre patients. Experience working as part of a rehabilitation team and a current UK driving licence are also essential criteria. Therapy services run a 7-day flexible working service so you need to be able to work weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

If you believe you fulfil the essential criteria on the person specification and would like to join our dynamic and supportive department please do contract us for further enquiries.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 21 January.

Please be aware this advert may be closed early if we have a high number of applicants.

Please do not re-apply if you have unsuccessfully applied for this vacancy within the last 6 months

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Coughlin

[email protected]


Melanie Jenner

[email protected]

02381205373 or bleep 2170