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Therapy Technical Instructor

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Part time 18.75 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum
29/05/2019 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


About the role…

We are able to offer an exciting opportunity to join our Occupational Therapy Team based at the Furness General Hospital as an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor. The role includes a caseload across our in-patient services, with opportunities to work within elective orthopedics including pre-op outpatient services.

You will work with a dedicated and motivated team of Occupational Therapists and work closely with colleagues across the MDT. You will be supported by a team of Advanced and Specialist Occupational Therapists, supporting you to continue to develop your specialist knowledge and skills. You will also provide support to team members including Occupational Therapy students and other Therapy Support workers.

You should have relevant work experience at Clinical Support Worker Band 3 level to consolidate knowledge and skills to an advanced level in specified clinical area/s of orthopaedics and acute inpatients. You will continue to develop your experience assessing and devising treatment plans in a relevant clinical area/s in an acute or community setting, and will be motivated to join us in improving our patients’ experiences and outcomes.



  • Formal training in specified clinical area(s) to Technical Instructor/Clinical Support Worker Band 3 levelOR
  • Either: National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 in Health & Social CareRelevant BTEC higher national diploma or Foundation Degree (in Health & Social Care) Equivalent Qualification


  •  Basic numeracy and literacy (e.g. GCSE level)
  • The ability to travel to a variety of venues throughout the community to deliver patient assessments within an identified locality and to attend meetings


In addition to a comprehensive induction package we offer Team support, staff supervision and in-service training opportunities

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

About the Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Southern Lake District. It provides a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. UHMBT is one of the largest employers in the area, with approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites.

What can the geographic location of UHMB offer you…

The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. It is famous for its lakes, forests, mountains and fells. The Lake District is home to a great variety of wildlife. The lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery, so if you are a hiker, mountain biker, fell walker or just enjoy being in the great outdoors then this is the place for you. You won’t just reap the professional rewards working for UHMBT. Based on the edge of the Lake District, we really do have it all - sensational views, educational opportunities for all ages, affordable housing, and easy access by road and rail to Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.

Dedicated to Better Care

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust wants to provide sustainable high quality medical services that fit with an integrated model of care – high quality specialist hospital services wrapping around community based teams to deliver responsive specialist expertise within both acute hospital and community settings and helping to keep people well and to manage their long term conditions closer to home. Plans have been approved to make some bold transformational steps to start to make the changes needed to deliver this vision.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Kathryn Harvey or Lisa McKnight, OT Team Manager, Furness General Hospital, Phone: 01229 403651