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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
Rehabilitation Assistant - (Integrated Care Assistant)
Closed for applications on: 19-Aug-2022 08:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 19-Aug-2022 08:00
- Meadow Court, Goodmayes Hospital
- IG3 8XJ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
- £20,330 - £21,777 pa hcas per rota
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 3)
- Main area
- Rehabilitaiton Assistant
Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
Are you looking for a fresh challenge, are you committed to the delivery of high quality patient care and keen to be part of a therapy team where your ideas and opinions are valued?
We are seeking a Band 3 Integrated Care Assistant who would like to apply for this exciting opportunity to work in an Inpatient Therapy Team
This service covers 3 of London’s Boroughs - Havering, Barking & Dagenham & Redbridge.
We work with patients and their families/carers to support their rehabilitation journey resulting in a safe discharge home. The successful candidates will be required to support the clinicians in the safe delivery of this care.
The role will require the successful candidate to work as part of the Inpatient therapy team for Lily and Poppy wards at Meadow Court
Working for our organisation
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £4,473 to a maximum of £6,890).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY MAY CLOSE EARLY DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To be responsible for organising and prioritising own delegated workload.
To have organisational knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere
to them, particularly administration of medicine and moving and handling.
To be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for
To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting,
assessing and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register.
To plan and organise own delegated work.
To identify and report any changes in patient care needs or changes in physical or
emotional well-being to the MDT leads.● To maintain accurate records-record new
problems as they are identified and report all actions taken to the MDT.
To act as the patient’s advocate and, by providing information and support, facilitate the
patient’s own choices with regard to personal care, promoting independence and selfcare as appropriate.
To be skilled in communication, establishing and maintaining good relationship with
patients, carers, members of the MDT.
To maintain, update and develop personal, professional knowledge and skills achieving
high standards of patient care at all times.
To undertake specific nursing and therapy tasks following completion of theoretical
training acquisition of competency.
To maintain confidentiality in all dealings with patients and their records.
To offer support and to teach patients, relatives and other carer’s appropriate skills,
imparting knowledge to promote positive health.
To have knowledge of and be able to effectively use available resources.
To participate in the support of student nurses and new staff in the locality.
To undertake training, this will lead to new skills being developed, in order to develop
Reflect on practice regularly and plan personal development in order to achieve growth
Access supervision from the qualified team members to enhance own practice.
To partake in internal rotations as per service requirements
Please see job description for more information
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email email@example.com
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
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.
Qualifications & Experience
- General education
- NVQ or willingness to work towards
- Life Skillls
- Previous Healthcare or NHS
- Previous Therapy experience
- Basic therapy understanding
- Understanding of Health and Safety issues
- Team worker
- Clinical Audit
- Trust Values awareness
Further details / informal visits contact
- Maureen Aboko-Cole
- Job title
- Lead Occupational Therapist
- Email address
- Telephone number