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Stroke rehabilitation assistant

Band 2

Main area
Stroke rehabilitation
Band 2
Flexible working - 0 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
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Unit 5 Ambley Green
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum
Salary period
07/12/2022 23:59

Do you want to be part of an award winning and dynamic social enterprise that:

  • is renowned for providing high quality care and is ranked ‘Good’ by the CQC;
  • is a for-better-profit organisation, reinvesting any surplus back into our health and care services and our local community;
  • is friendly, ambitious, welcomes innovation and rewards excellence;
  • offers superior benefits; everything you get in the NHS and more;
  • and whose achievements reflect the passion, dedication and commitment demonstrated by our staff across all services?

Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant, community interest company that benefits the communities we serve. So if you want be a part of this, we would love to hear from you.

Job overview

  • Are you interested in supporting Stroke Survivors in their recovery?
  • Are you a skilled rehabilitation assistant with excellent interpersonal skills?
  • Do you have the confidence to work alone, putting the patient at the heart of what you do; and to get involved within a multi-disciplinary team?
  • Are you passionate about supporting patients holistically to leave hospital earlier, and avoid repeat admissions?

Main duties of the job

If you answered yes, we’ve got the perfect role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a rehabilitation assistant to join our stroke specialist team and work within our Stroke community rehabilitation team.

This will be a fixed term contract for 4 months/until End of April 2023 as part of a Winter project and funding to support hospital flow.

Posts will be available in our Medway & Swale Early Supported discharge team; Medway Longer term stroke community rehab team and Swale longer term stroke community rehab team.  

It will provide you a great opportunity to gain valuable specialist stroke rehabilitation experience and skills. You will need to have access to a vehicle to travel across Medway & Swale visiting patients in their own home or care homes.

You will be working closely with experienced qualified clinicians in stroke delivering the set treatment plans. 

If you are committed to delivering high quality standards and are passionate about making a personal difference, come and join us.

MCH encourages all staff to be double COVID vaccinated to protect themselves, their colleagues, their family and their patients.

So what else?

Working for our organisation

  • This is your chance to join a progressive and innovative service in a social enterprise that is patient and staff focused - you’ll even have the opportunity to become an MCH shareholder.
  • We’ll provide well established, in-service training.
  • You’ll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

So what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to receiving your application.

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • Would you like to work flexibly?  In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. Communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all staff, patients, carers and relatives.
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Good observational skills with an ability to feedback observations concisely and accurately
  • Ability to follow written, verbal and visual instructions and treatment program
  1. Knowledge, training and experience
  • Ability to travel across Medway and Swale in a timely manner
  • Sound common sense and the ability to show initiative
  • Willing to work flexibly, in different settings.
  • Able to change working patterns as the service develops to work in shifts and at weekends
  • Good general education
  • Experience of working with people
  • Able to take on a range of administrative tasks
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Awareness of own competency and how to seek appropriate help
  • Able to attend essential team meetings, in service and team development programmes and undertake competency assessment under the supervision of qualified professional
  1. Analytical and judgement skills
  • To work in a manner which promotes the patient’s independence at all time
  1. Planning and organisational skills
  • To achieve good time management and keep accurate records of patient contact
  1. Physical skills
  • To assist the qualified members of the team/unit in the provision of a service to clients who have had a stroke, their carers and/or their relatives
  • To assist the qualified members of the team/unit in providing group therapy for clients who have had a stroke and/or their carers /relatives
  • To deliver individual care plans designed by qualified members of the stroke team/unit under their supervision.
  • To be able to carry out basic neurological investigations on patients when requested by a qualified member of the team/unit
  • To attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary team meetings as required
  • To participate in and support qualified team members in stroke prevention
  • To work alongside colleagues from within Medway Community Healthcare and other organisations to carry out enabling personal care tasks on a daily basis
  1. Responsibility for patient / client care
  • To accurately record and monitor clients progress and record any information relevant to the patient’s care in the patient’s multi-disciplinary records, including details of medication, treatment and care, notifying appropriate professional of any matters of concern
  • To liaise fully at all times with team members and other appropriate colleagues with particular reference to the condition of the patient and their progress
  • Give consideration of the needs and well-being of relatives/carers and promote relative/carer participation in care programmes
  • Respect individual patients and their environment, maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • To have good safety awareness for the patient, carer, relative, self-other team members and colleague
  1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
  • To adhere to the protocols and guidelines as set out in the appropriate Policy and Procedures File
  1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
  • To assist the qualified team members with the allocation and maintenance of equipment, keeping accurate records of equipment used and materials use
  1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
  • Partake in appraisal process, attending training identified to meet the needs of the service and assist in the training of other staff as directed
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to, including data protection and highlight any concerns to relevant staff
  1. Responsibilities for information resources
  • To keep and submit regular statistical data in a timely manner as determined by the service manager
  1. Responsibilities for research and development (R&D)
  • Participate in quality initiatives/audit aimed at enhancing care and change of practice to better meet the client and service needs
  1. Freedom to act
  • Works unsupervised and manages and priorities own work
  • Uses initiative to resolve problems
  • Follows organisation policies and procedures

Person specification


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Special knowledge/ expertise

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Practical Skill

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MCH Values

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Chris Gedge
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Head of Service
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