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Therapy Support Worker - Band 3

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Therapy Support Worker
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£20,330 - £21,777 PA
Salary period
13/12/2021 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

Therapy Support Worker - CCSR


Band 3

Full-time vacancy

Are you an enthusiastic individual, interested in joining a Surgical/Medical therapy team, have relevant experience working in a UK healthcare setting? Knowledge of Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy assistant or equivalent roles in supporting discharge planning.

You will have the opportunity to work with surgical/medical patients on wards. Successful applicant will join our experienced integrated therapy team, working alongside occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy support workers and multidisciplinary team assessing, rehabilitating, and discharge planning.

Having excellent communication skills, positivity, compassionate, flexible, and working well with a team. Motivating and encouraging patients actively to regain and maintain their independence is crucial.

Work across both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and will be required to contribute to the therapy weekend working rota. Being able to drive to support with access and Home visits is desirable

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to use the principles of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy in an integrated way with the support and supervision of registered therapists, 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.  The post holder will use developed skills to direct clinical activities following completion of role specific competencies. The role also involves supporting the teams with administration, clerical and housekeeping duties.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work well with all members of the multi- disciplinary team, have excellent communication skills, be flexible in their approach to work, positivity, and be able to motivate patients.

Working for our organisation

The Therapy service provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy to inpatients and outpatients at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals.

The successful candidate will be part of the Critical care, surgical respiratory team which covers Intensive care, surgical wards and medical wards both at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.


We are an integrated service providing patient centred care. Our mission is to ‘enable people to maximise their potential to live well’.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To use the principles of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy 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 asses, implement and progress treatment plans for delegated patients with non-complex problems and occupational difficulties, reporting back to the registered practitioner as necessary.


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

See attached job description and person spec


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE level C or equivalent for literacy and numeracy
  • Relevant experience within a care setting in the UK
  • Working knowledge of basic software packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, when interacting with staff, patients, relatives and carers.
  • Produce accurate and legible documentation of clinical intervention
  • Work flexibly in response to the changing demands of the service
  • Manage appropriately in difficult emotional environments e.g. upset patients/relatives and difficult physical environments e.g. bodily fluids
  • Take responsibility for abiding by Health and Safety policies and regulations and act in accordance with any risk management policies
  • Drive trust owned or privately owned vehicle with or without client and/or escort present and/or equipment locally except if disability or medical condition precludes driving.
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrate an awareness of potential hazards when working on wards and in therapy areas
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Franks
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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
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