Community Rehabilitation Assistant | Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Poole, BH12 4NB

Salary: Not specified

Community Rehabilitation Assistant | Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for new Community Rehabilitation Assistants to join Poole Intermediate Care Service.

The chosen candidates will work as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team caring for patients with an illness in their own homes to prevent hospital admissions and also to facilitate complex discharges from hospital. You will work alongside qualified Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Therapy Technicians and wider locality teams. Good communication skills and a caring attitude are needed.

Shift working is required as the service operates 365 days a year 08.00 to 20.00. The successful candidates will need to work some weekends. Full or part time permanent hours are available. There is a need to use your car to visit patients in their own homes. Car owner/driver essential subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

Basic IT skills and NVQ level 2/3 would be advantageous.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please ring Emma Cherrett PICS Therapy Team Leader on 01202 307695 if you would like to find out more information.

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

This advert closes on Tuesday 11 Apr 2023