Physiotherapy Assistant Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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Physiotherapy Assistant job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Lead Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant (Outpatient Rehab)
  • Physiotherapy Assistant (Part-Time)
  • PT Assistant
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Example 1

Physiotherapy Assistant Practitioner - Nairn Town and County Hospital Band 3 - £21,709 - £23,603 per annum pro rata Permanent - 15 hours per week An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapy Assistant Practitioner to join our physiotherapy rehabilitation team within Nairn Town and County Hospital. As a clinical support worker you will be a key member of the team and work closely with registered physiotherapists and occasionally with occupational therapists, to deliver rehabilitation to patients with complex needs following injury or illness. You will be expected to work alongside the senior physiotherapist and to follow programmes of care prescribed by the registered therapist within a ward setting. You will also be an integral member of the wider multidisciplinary team. It is envisaged the post will be split over five days from Monday through to Friday. Key attributes for this post include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of the role of a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist in rehabilitation. Experience of working within an allied health professional team or in a caring capacity or exercise knowledge would be advantageous. Opportunities for personal development and full training and support for the role will be given. In addition the department offers a rolling in service training programme which you will attend. The hospital offers many services within the AHP section including MSK, in patient rehabilitation, community outreach and cardiac, pulmonary and falls rehabilitation. For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Angela Boyle, AHP Team Lead Nairn, Tel: 01667 422704; email:[email address] Short-listed applicants may be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder. Closing date for completed Applications: 21/06/2021 Please note that we are unable to accept late applications Please NOTE – You should apply for this post by completing the application process on Job Train: [website] Please DO NOT upload a CV as this will not be used for short listing purposes. Your internet browser may not connect to JobTrain, an alternative to try is Google Chrome For help to complete an application on Job Train please copy this link into your browser:

Example 2

Physiotherapy Assistant Competitive Salary | Rivers Hospital – Sawbridgeworth | Part Time 15 hours | The role In this role you will be an integral part of a team who are committed to delivering the highest quality clinical outcomes in a supported environment, where you will be valued for your skills and expertise. You will provide routine clinical and non-clinical support alongside experienced physiotherapists. What you’ll bring with you A passion to provide high quality care to patients following surgery A warm, considerate and empathetic character Strong team member Flexible working approach The ability to make decisions and use your initiative Strong communication skills Benefits Contributory pension scheme Access to the Ramsay Academy – genuine opportunities to grow, develop and specialise in your career 25 days’ annual leave (pro-rata) plus the opportunity to buy/sell more Flexible shift options Private Healthcare and Life Assurance Free onsite parking and a subsidised staff restaurant Free uniform Access to our employee Discount Programme Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice Free DBS checking Long service, Employee recognition and appreciation awards Hospital bonus / employee incentive scheme About us The hospital is equipped with the latest medical facilities for diagnosis and treatment, and has very high quality clinical standards including effective infection prevention measures. By investing in advanced medical technology, the hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services. The five fully equipped theatres with ultra clean air technology are particularly suitable for orthopaedic procedures offered such as arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement. Two day surgery suites are suitable for minor surgery and endoscopy procedures. Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England. We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success. “The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. Click here to find out more. Please contact Donna Curtis/James Ellis on 01279 602632 for an informal chat. Alternatively apply via [website] We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. For more information on our services please visit

Example 3

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapy assistant to join our team with a background in customer service and administration and recent graduates in disciplines such as Sport Therapy, Sport Rehabilitation etc. We specialise in providing physiotherapy, orthopaedic and rehabilitation services to a wide range of customers, both individual and corporate. We are passionate about ensuring that everyone who requires rehabilitation has access to quality, effective, coordinated services. Therapists will regularly liaise with patients, clients and treatment providers via phone and email. This role will therefore suit individuals with excellent verbal and written communication skills, with great attention to detail and those who are able to organise their time effectively to manage competing and often changing priorities. You will also when necessary assist deliver treatment and rehabilitation plans under the direction of the physiotherapy and orthopaedic team. Initially on a part time basis the role has the opportunity to develop into a full time position if desirable. The role will involve varied working patterns with evening work till 8pm. No weekend work is required. Initially the role will be for 16 - 24 hours over 3-4 days. To be shortlisted for interview, you will have the following: *Essential –* * Experience delivering a high standard of customer service and administration, and/or * Proven private practise experience, or * Be a recent graduate within a relevant Clinical Degree (Sport Therapy, Sport Rehabilitation etc) * Hold current membership of your relevant professional body [website] SST/BASRaT membership or be able to show clear steps in looking at obtaining this * Relevant experience (Health, Legal Profession, Insurance) etc is advantageous * Understanding of the Health Industry and Medical Jargon/Terminology * Experience in hands on therapy/treatments and exercise prescription * Additional training a benefit - acupuncture etc To apply please forward CV and short profile. Part-time hours: 16 - 24 hours per week Reference ID: corept Part-time hours: 16 per week Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Permanent Salary: £17,241.00-£20,190.00 per year Benefits: * Company pension * Gym membership * On-site parking Schedule: * 8 hour shift * Monday to Friday * No weekends * degree (preferred)

Example 4

THE ROLE As a Physiotherapy Assistant at a Barchester care home, you will work under the guidance of the Physiotherapist to make sure our residents get the most of out of life by helping them to reach their best possible physical condition. We’ll look to you to provide individualised quality physiotherapy in line with current and evidence-based professional practice, as well our company policies. You will be required to provide basic administrative tasks to maintain accurate records and an efficient service. You are an empathetic and passionate individual with excellent communication and skills who can demonstrate a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology. An interest in the subject field both within and outside the work environment is preferred. Previous experience in a neuro-rehab environment or similar would be advantageous. ABOUT YOU To join us as a Physiotherapy Assistant you’ll need to have empathy, dedication and a can-do attitude. You will need NVQ 2 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care, or be willing to work towards this qualification. With exposure to so many different areas of care, you will have the opportunity to build on your skills. Above all, you’ll have a person-centred approach which means you always deliver the highest standards of care and support. Rewards Package As well as a competitive salary, Barchester offers one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. Your generous benefits would include:
  • Free learning and development
  • Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme
  • A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
  • Refer a Friend bonus schemes. If you’d like to use your experience and people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding and empowering place to be.
  • Physiotherapy Assistant job summary

    A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

    Example of a Physiotherapy Assistant job summary

    Our rehabilitation facility is currently in need of a full-time Physiotherapy Assistant to provide direct patient care services under the direction and supervision of a Physiotherapist. The Physiotherapy Assistant will be responsible for documenting patient treatments, changes in condition and other pertinent information as required. The successful candidate will also provide treatment and appropriate therapeutic techniques specific to the age and condition of each patient. This position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

    Physiotherapy Assistant responsibilities and duties

    The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.

    • Administer treatment programmes as established by Physiotherapists
    • Focus on providing the highest quality treatment for patients that allows for excellent patient outcomes
    • Assess patient condition using knowledge of basic biological and medical science
    • Propose treatment goals and objectives
    • Implement patient treatment plans with guidance from the Physiotherapist
    • Perform certain aspects of patient evaluation and interventions
    • Instruct patients on Physiotherapy interventions, modalities and home exercise programmes

    Physiotherapy Assistant qualifications and skills

    Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

    • HNC or above in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC registration
    • Valid driving licence
    • Current CPR and first aid certification
    • 3+ years’ clinical experience
    • Must possess a caring and compassionate demeanour
    • Home care experience an asset
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