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Rehabilitation Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
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St Helens
£16,968 - £19,852
27/06/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Rehabilitation Assistant

St Helens Hospital

Specialist Rehabilitation Unit at St Helens Hospital


Full time – 37.5 hrs

Band 3

Salary: £16,968 to £19,852 per annum

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

The Specialist Rehabilitation Unit at St Helens Hospital is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network which provides tailored programmes of rehabilitation to patients who have experienced traumatic illness or injury. Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do by setting shared goals to keep focus on their progress.

We are looking to recruit a driven and enthusiastic person to the role of Rehabilitation Assistant. The successful applicant will be part of a motivated, forward thinking multidisciplinary team. A flexible approach to day to day tasks is essential in order to meet the demands of the service. Experience of NHS working or working in a hospital setting is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. Participating in the active treatment of patients is an essential part of the role. The successful candidate will work with therapists to carry out rehabilitation interventions as well as have the ability to work unsupervised to carry out treatment plans set by qualified therapists. The role will also include working collaboratively with other professionals and local organisations.

Other responsibilities will include administration tasks including case note entries, housekeeping duties and contributing to service developments.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer a welcoming and stimulating environment and all the support and continuing development you will need to make a difference to patients and staff. In addition to formal supervision, there will be opportunity for peer support with Rehabilitation Assistant colleagues.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure.


IMPORTANT - Invitations to interview are sent to the email address you use to apply.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to contact unsuccessful candidates individually; therefore if you have not heard anything within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be given a conditional offer subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, DBS disclosure, evidence of your Right to Work in the UK and professional registration (if applicable).

Advertising Date:13th June 2018

Closing Date: 27th June 2018

Interview Date: TBC

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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

Jo Sim, Advanced Dietitian, Ally Murray, Advanced OT or

Elaine Bailey, Advanced Speech and Language Therapist on 01744 646185

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0151 676 5491