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Therapy Support Worker - Gallery Team, Band 3

Band 3

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Therapy Support Worker
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum
Salary period
28/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

We are looking for a motivated and positive Therapy Support Worker in Gallery Team, working with patients who are medically ready to leave the hospital, to assess and plan with patients for their appropriate discharge pathway. You will ideally have previous experience as a Therapy assistant, support worker or similar in a healthcare setting in the UK.

The successful applicant will join our supportive team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy support workers, working closely with the Gallery Ward nursing team.

We are looking for an individual who is keen and flexible in their approach to motivate and support patients to progress their ability and plans. You will need to have excellent communication skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a close team, and have the ability to drive a Trust owned vehicle.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to use the principles of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy in an integrated and client-centred way, to promote independence and facilitate safe discharge.  They will assess and manage delegated patients with non-complex mobility and occupational difficulties, reporting back to the registered practitioner as necessary.
You will work predominantly at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but regularly visiting to patients’ homes. As such it is essential to be legally able to drive in the UK – use of work vehicles is available.

You will work on a rota system covering early and late shifts covering a 7 day service (currently approx. 1 x weekend per month, though this may change in future). The role also involves supporting the teams with administration, clerical and housekeeping duties.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To use the principles of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nursing in an integrated and client-centred way, to promote independence and facilitate safe discharge. This will be achieved by implementing delegated treatment plans and facilitating rehabilitation within agreed limitations through exercise, physical modalities and the use of occupation.

To assess and manage delegated patients with non-complex mobility and occupational difficulties, reporting back to the registered practitioner as necessary.

To support the ward with administration, clerical and housekeeping duties.

Please see the  job description attached for more information

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE level C or equivalent for literacy & numeracy


Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience within a care setting in the UK
  • Working knowledge of basic software packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook

Knowledge/ Skills

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication/interpersonal skills
  • Accurate & legible documentation of clinical intervention
  • Demonstrate a level of physical fitness appropriate for the task
  • Drive a Trust owned/privately owned vehicle
  • Work flexible in response to changing demands of service

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Reilly
Job title
Senior Occupational Therapist - Gallery Ward
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 6743