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Band 4 Therapy Assistant - Intermediate Care

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Band 4 Therapy assistant- Intermediate care
NHS AfC: Band 4
Part time - 24 hours per week
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Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre
Brierley Hill
£23,949 - £26,282 Pro rata
Salary period
30/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

We are seeking an band 4 Therapy assailant who is passionate about rehabilitation to join our friendly, flexible intermediate care team. Based within the bed based intermediate care units within the community. The therapy assistant will join a team of nurses and therapists to provide care and rehabilitation to our patients. 

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes intermediate care nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Support Workers, Social Workers and Care Staff where good communication and teamwork skills are essential. You will be involved in patient rehabilitation from assessment through to discharge. 

To contribute Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy skills to the multidisciplinary assessment and 
treatment of patients referred to Intermediate Care, ensuring that a professional high quality patient focused 
service is delivered.
Following initial training and completion of competencies in specific clinical areas and completion of a 
competency framework, to manage an active clinical caseload or allocated cases.
To liaise with patients, family and carers, the interdisciplinary team, acute and community Therapies, 
colleagues in social services, the acute trust, voluntary sector and other agencies. 
To assist with training for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy staff and students with the specified area.
To assist senior staff with the general supervision of band 3 Therapy Assistants as required

Main duties of the job

  • To complete Band 4 Therapy Assistant competencies
  • To select and apply Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy assessments and treatment plans in liaison 
    with Qualified staff.
  • To plan and implement client-centered individual and/or group intervention.
  • To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention in 
    liaison with senior staff.
  • To take responsibility for managing a patient caseload or allocated patients, escalating any changes in medical condition or where the anticipated outcome is not being achieved, to a qualified Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
  • To actively facilitate and make recommendations regarding the safe and timely discharge of patients from 
    Intermediate Care for patients on their caseload/allocated patients.
  • To organize and facilitate patient home assessments for patients on own caseload/allocated patients as 
    appropriate in liaison with senior staff.
  • To accompany senior staff on patient visits as required.
    Become competent in the use of therapy moving and handling, mobility and ADL equipment, issuing 
    prescribed equipment to patients as required.

To advise on suitable equipment and adaptations, making recommendations and referrals to other services 
as necessary.
To understand and demonstrate the principles of safe therapeutic handling of patients.


Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of "excellent health care, improved health for all". We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate education to a good level – examples: GCSE/equivalent, post school learning (further education), attended recent work-related training
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience working in OT/Physio setting

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Basic administration/IT knowledge/training. Ability to show evidence of basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of intermediate Care/rehabilitation in a community setting and some knowledge of NHS principles
  • Evidence of working with people in a care/health setting, with further evidence of working in a rehab setting or with Therapists in health or social care or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the roles of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with people in a care/health setting
  • Experience of working with basic IT equipment and programmes
  • Previous NHS/Care setting role
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience working in OT/Physio setting

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and verbal communication skills across all media
  • Ability to work flexibly, as part of a team and respect colleagues and patients at all times
  • To show willingness to learn and develop
  • To effectively work and liaise with patients and families

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential criteria
  • To work with qualified and senior staff to feedback patient information
  • To report incidents as required with qualified staff as necessary
  • To understand basics of patients' conditions in relation to therapy/rehabilitation

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • To be able to organise self and work with team to plan patient interventions, to carry a small patient caseload, to complete and adhere to B4 competencies
  • To work flexibly, to be able to soundly prioritise time
  • To book leave in a timely manner and in accordance with Trust policies
  • To delegate to and assist in basic supervision of band 3 therapy assistants/junior staff

Physical Skills

Essential criteria
  • To be in a good state of health to complete moving and handling of patients
  • To be able to travel to meet the needs of this community post

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Able to provide safe, caring, and effective services
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ola Rawlins
Job title
Physiotherapy Team Lead
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Please contact  Ola Rawlins for Further information and informal visit to service.