Hydrotherapy Pool Technician & Physiotherapy Assistant

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Mansfield Woodhouse
£15,000 - £19,999
12 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Hydrotherapy Pool Technician & Physiotherapy Assistant (dual role)

£17,102 per annum fte

35 hours per week

We are looking for a Hydrotherapy Pool Technician & Physiotherapy Assistant to work in a dual role across the Physiotherapy department as well maintaining the running of our hydrotherapy facility. Our Physiotherapy service delivers a high quality service to learners and citizens with a wide range of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Learning Difficulties. The Physiotherapy service operates one of the UKs largest Hydrotherapy facilities.
As part of the dual role you will work 15 hours per week around the pool and 20 hours in the gym. You will work as part of a team of Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants supporting to deliver high quality therapy programmes. You must hold or be willing to work towards a Level 3 NVQ, or Diploma in a healthcare related subject. You will be responsible for maintenance and running of the pool and plant room. As such, you will hold a pool plant operator's certificate - current or within past year.
You must ensure that hydrotherapy work areas are kept tidy and equipment cleaned regularly as per the pool protocol, ensure all equipment is safe to use and report any faulty equipment to the Physiotherapy Manager. You will ensure that the pool is maintained to a very high standard promoting its long term usage. You will be responsible in ensuring that all equipment used in the pool is done so correctly and safely as per departmental protocols and have overall accountability for the pool area, in the absence of the Physiotherapy Manager. You will ensure that the pool is suitable and safe for use, whenever it is required.
You will assist the Physiotherapists with the rehabilitation of students, using a range of delegated exercises and manual physical therapy treatments. You will treat students individually or in a group, in accordance with treatment protocols, or as directed by the qualified physiotherapists and you will undertake physiotherapy work i.e. supervising classes. You will encourage students to partake in an active approach to regaining and maintaining independence and use effective and appropriate communication skills, to assist with treatment programmes, especially for students who may have difficulty understanding exercises. You will assist in the treatment of students as delegated by the Physiotherapist within the pool area and support the assessment of student progress, reporting back to the Physiotherapist.
Portland is a leading specialist college; working with disabled people to develop their employability, independence and communication skills. We are situated in a beautiful 32 acre woodland campus in the historic Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire.

Closing date: Monday 9 th April 2018

For further details and an application form please click the apply now button.

Please note that applications will only be accepted on the Portland College application form available from our website as above. CV's submitted without the application form will not be accepted.

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