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Senior Therapy Technical Instructor

Band 4

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Senior Therapy Technical Instructor
Band 4
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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County Hospital
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
Salary period
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From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Therapy Technician (Band 4) temporary for 12 months to join the Therapies Team at the University Hospital of North Midlands.  The post holder will work within a team of dedicated Therapists and Technicians, supporting both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy activities, including assessment, treatment and discharge of patients, always aiming to meet the patients’ rehabilitation goals.

The Therapy Department is made up of two divisional therapy teams working across multiple clinical areas. This full time post sits within the Medical Division Therapies team, with the post holder predominantly being based at County Hospital, although all posts have opportunities to work across both the Royal Stoke and County Hospital sites.

Therapy Services work within a 7 day shift system therefore the post holder will be required to work weekends, late shifts and bank holidays.


Main duties of the job

The post rotates across a variety of specialist inpatient and outpatient areas which include:  Surgery (including General Surgery and Specialist Amputee), , Palliative Care (including Oncology and Renal), Frail Elderly (including Frail Elderly Assessment Unit, General and Rehabilitation Wards),  Emergency Portals (including A&E, Acute Medical Unit, Clinical Decision Unit and Short Stay Ward), Medicine (General and Respiratory including Non-Invasive Ventilation Unit and Cardiology).  You will have the opportunity to be involved in providing early rehabilitation and complex discharge planning for a range of different conditions and injuries that are treated within a Major Trauma Centre.

Therapy Services at UHNM work within a 7 day shift system therefore the post holder will be required to work weekends, late shifts and bank holidays.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Clare Johnson


(see contact details)  

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GCSE English Grade C/4 and above or equivalent or evidence of good literacy
  • GCSE Maths Grade C/4 and above or equivalent or evidence of good numeracy
  • Meets competency framework for Technical Instructor Band 3 specific to work area
Desirable criteria
  • GCSE Science's Grade C/4 and above
  • A Level/NVQ Qualification


Essential criteria
  • High level of background working in Therapies as a Therapies Technical Instructor
Desirable criteria
  • Acute hospital experiece

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to support own development
  • Good communicator in writing
  • Ability to organise own work load effectively
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Basic counselling skills
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Clare Johnson
Job title
Head of Therapy Services, County Hospital
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675342
Additional information