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Rehabilitation Assistants

Salary Details:
£9.23 - £9.50 per hour
22 Feb 2021

About The Role


The Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Bristol is the service for patients with complex neurological rehabilitation needs for the South West of England. We have 52 rehabilitation beds and offer both intensive and slower stream specialist inpatient rehabilitation for patients with brain injury and other neurological conditions. The service operates in two adjacent buildings, BIRU South (newly built in 2016) and BIRU North (fully refurbished.) The service is run by The Huntercombe Group in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust.

Salary: £9.23 - £9.50 per hour

Full time / Part time / Bank / Nights

“Today I made a real difference in helping a patient to become more independent” Sarah – Rehab Assistant

When you join The Huntercombe Group as a Rehabilitation Assistant, you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is reliable and above all puts people first. Working with The Huntercombe Group is rewarding and varied. Through our “Conversation into Action” programme we actively encourage our employees to get involved and to drive service change for the better.

The Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre is well renowned both locally and nationally as an established brain injury rehabilitation unit providing specialist in-patient rehabilitation for adults and adolescents (16+) with a traumatic or acquired brain injury.

The core aim of the service is to promote rehabilitation and recovery so that patients maximise their recovery potential and long term quality of life. The service aims to provide exceptional patient care and rehabilitation, achieving outcomes for patients that are consistently above the national average and is transforming the way we care for people with a brain injury. The Unit is a registered placement for all the UWE Undergraduate nursing programs, in addition, the nursing team continue a long established relationship with UWE collegiate staff.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our expanding Nursing Team, who have special nursing qualities and would like to make a difference to our patients’ care and recovery.

The Rehabilitation Assistant role involves working as part of our dynamic nursing team, to deliver individualised nursing care to patients, implementing person-centred care plans and undertaking a broad range of nursing duties. Good communication skills, team working and a flexible approach are essential. Previous experience of working in a healthcare setting is desirable for this post. Care Certificate training offered.

As a Rehabilitation Assistant working in our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre your main duties will be:-
  • To assist patients with all aspects of their personal care which includes: washing, bathing, dressing, continence, mouth care and maintain patient   comfort.
  • Provide individualised patient centred care in accordance with the patients care plan.
  • To assist patients in all aspects of their diet and fluid intake, including feeding patients
  • To provide accurate verbal and written feedback to the Staff Nurses and the clinical team on patients condition and care.

To join The Huntercombe Group as a Rehabilitation Assistant you will:-
  • Have a person centred ethos, show care and compassion, empathy and a desire to make a real difference in the delivery of rehabilitation care to patients
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • Be flexible and adaptable, regarding 7 day shift work
  • Ideally have health care experience (but not essential)
  • Have a legal right to work in the UK

About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
•        General annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service
•        Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
•        The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.
For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.