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Rehab Support Workers -TADS

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
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£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
23/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



The Trauma Assisted Discharge Team is a short Reablement Service which supports and works with patients predominantly on the trauma wards in hospital, and occasionally in either their own home or in residential homes. The aim of the service is to maximise patients recovery from surgery and assist them to achieve their full potential for a safe discharge from hospital.

The posts involve a mixture of clinical and administrative duties. You will be working alongside members of the multi-disciplinary team (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Pharmacy and Social Workers and Medical Teams) and implementing rehabilitation and care interventions to inpatients in hospital following a fractured neck of femur and possibly ongoing therapy in their homes for a short period. Tasks may include teaching prescribed exercise programmes, practising transfers and mobility and assisting and promoting independence in all activities of daily living such as washing and dressing and mobility. You will also be required to keep accurate patient records.

The role involves the safe moving and handling of patients and equipment therefore you must be in good physical health to meet this need.

You will need to have previous experience working as part of a team and have good time management, computer and written/verbal communication skills. You will participate in our in-house competency training and in-service training programmes.

The post will require you to travel across the Trust catchment area so you must be a car driver and have access to a car. You will be working within a seven day service. Willingness to accommodate future service changes and flexibility to work across different settings is required.

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Applicant requirements

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

Karin Knowles - Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist Nurse on 01424 755255 ext 8910 or 7027

If you have problems applying, contact

01424 755255 ext 2111