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Therapy Assistant practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Allied Health Professions
NHS AfC: Band 4
Permanent and Fixed Term
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£20,150 - £22,363 per annum
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At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here..? Click here to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer


Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is a leading teaching hospital with world-class facilities.  Therapies are playing an instrumental role in the exciting developments in the Trust and our team is growing.  The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services at NNUH have over 200 members of staff committed to providing high quality patient care across all specialisms. Our patients rate us highly on quality of care and having friendly approachable staff. We are looking for like-minded individuals to join us and take advantage of the opportunities we have on offer. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an integrated Therapy Assistant Practitioner to join our teams working in our medical wards and services. You will work alongside experienced and dedicated multi-disciplinary colleagues and will have the opportunity to develop new skills with access to training and professional development. You will receive supervision and annual appraisal and take an active role within your own continuing professional development.

Applicants are required to have successfully completed the level 5 Foundation degree in Healthcare Science (or equivalent). However, we are willing to consider applications from individuals currently studying on this course or committing to undertake this training through apprenticeship opportunities, as a progressive post. These candidates would be recruited as trainee therapy assistant practitioners. They would be required to complete the Foundation degree in Healthcare Science, or equivalent (level 5) through an apprenticeship programme before transitioning onto the assistant practitioner job description. *In this instance you may need to join on a fixed term contract in order to fulfill the requirements for the training foundation degree.*


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a beautiful, purpose built, modern hospital with bright and airy atriums.  It is the 6th largest acute hospital in the UK with new clinics and services being introduced each year, the possibilities are endless.  We have strong links to both the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park, both of which are located in close proximity, making NNUH a unique location for collaborative working.

Why Norwich?

The quality of life in Norwich and Norfolk is second to none.  A staggering 77% of people in Norwich say they love their job.  Fantastic shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.   There is a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other and baristas remember your coffee orders.  The beautiful countryside is quickly and easily accessible, even from the centre of Norwich.

As an assistant Practitioner you will :

  • Work with support and minimal supervision, to undertake a variety of clinical tasks to support the delivery of occupational therapy and physiotherapy to patients.
  • Work without direct supervision and carrying a clearly defined caseload within specified clinical areas, or with a specific patient group, to undertake a variety of delegated clinical tasks to support the delivery of occupational therapy and physiotherapy to patients, in accordance with agreed guidance/care pathways.
  • Working with support and minimal direction, to undertake a variety of non-clinical tasks to support the occupational therapy and physiotherapy service.
  • To undertake a supported teaching and supervisory role.

Participation in the rota for weekend and Bank holiday working is a requirement of the post. Working pattern will be dictated by service needs and may vary between posts. 

Applications open: 5th December 2018

Applications close: 16th December 2018

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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

Sarah Hazelden, Physiotherapy Service Lead

Tel: 01603 286286 (ext 2997)



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