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Physiotherapy Assistant




Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,000 - £22,000



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Job Advert Location Description


Burton Park is part of the Priory Brain Injury care pathway, which boasts extensive Brain Injury Services offered across 13 sites throughout the UK.


Priory Brain Injury Services (PBIS) provide highly specialised treatment programmes for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) grounded on national guidance and research; from acute medical rehabilitation and neurobehavioural rehabilitation through to long-term continuing care.


The diversity of our services allows a seamless care pathway for our patients as their rehabilitation needs change. Priory's Brain Injury Services is focused on using data to inform best practice, individualise care plans and measure patient outcomes


PBIS has been successfully delivering neurobehavioural rehabilitation and making a positive difference to people’s lives since 1985 to people with ABI, whose challenging behaviour prevents attainment of their maximum rehabilitation potential and personal autonomy.


Burton Park is a 50 bedded inpatient specialist neuro-rehabilitation service for treating and discharging people with complex neuropsychiatric needs.  The site is split across 3 units:


•  Warwick Lodge is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and is due to open in June 2018. It will specialise in providing support and care for people living with Huntington’s Disease.

•  Cleves Lodge specialise in ABI (including slow stream rehabilitation) and neurobehavioural disability

•  Dalby Unit - Female only unit, specialising in ABI or Progressive Neurological Conditions


Burton Park employs the full multidisciplinary range of services to provide rehabilitation and/or stabilisation of mood and behaviour. We provide individual treatment programmes with time-lined goals and objectives to support the resident to achieve optimum rehabilitation or behaviour stabilisation, to achieve their potential and to work towards successful, sustainable discharge.

Job Advert Role Description

The role holder will require GCSE / O-Levels (A-C) or a relevant NVQ2 and previous experience gained within a relevant healthcare environment.


The main role of Physiotherapist Assistant is to provide assistance to professional and clinical staff with the planning, implementation and evaluation of therapy and care plans in order to support the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of assigned clients.


Key Accountabilities

• Supports senior staff as part of the care and therapy planning process, assisting with tests, exercises and examinations as directed and provides administrative advice and guidance to colleagues, new starters, agency staff and students, as well as maintaining responsiblity for the accuracy, security and confidentiality of patient records.

• Assists trained staff with the preparation, planning and delivery of group and one-to-one occupational, therapeutic and recreational activities; observing, recording and reporting patient responses to the assigned clinician as appropriate. All clinical work to be observed or monitored.

• Assists with the reception, orientation and induction of new patients ensuring they are comfortable and familiar with the environment and to impart essential information regarding emergency procedures.

• Ensures the effective, timely and accurate updating of clinical records, case files and computerised information systems as directed while responding to routine enquiries and standard requests for information in accordance with policies and procedures.

• Contributes to surveys, audits and clinical research projects assisting with the collection, analysis and presentation of data and information as directed.

• Assist and support regional management in developing and implementing new services.

• Support the Therapy Manager in successfully meeting the unit objectives. Also increasing the quality of service, to attract potential new service users.

• The majority of tasks and activities are routine. More complex tasks, interventions or activities will be directed or supervised by a senior member of staff. The role holder is responsible for addressing routine incidents and issues referring more unusual occurrences to senior staff.

• The role holder has some flexibility in altering the sequence of routine tasks and a creative approach is required when facilitating therapy sessions where they are encouraged to contribute ideas and suggestions, which lead to improvements in exercises and activities.

• Collective responsibility for the care and security of equipment and other consumables within the unit.

• The nature of the role necessitates frequent interaction with staff, patients and visitors involving the exchange of information with the need for some explanation. Well developed observational and listening skills, are an essential for assessing the mental, emotional and physical demeanour of patients.

• The problems faced by patients may present challenging situations, which may increase the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.

• The role holder is required to participate in Priory’s Learning & Development Programme.


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.