Due to the nature of the Apprenticeship we are looking for especially motivated candidates. People who see a problem or a challenge and work through and around it in innovative ways. Time management and prioritisation skills are key, not just in the practice element but also to handle the academic requirements. The ability to relate to different people, in different situations is paramount.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to remain independent for as long as possible. As a qualified physiotherapist, you will practise as an autonomous, independent practitioner, while contributing strongly to team-working. Individuals can seek care directly from you and without referral from another professional. You will work with people who may present with complex and challenging problems resulting from multiple illnesses, injury or disability. In addition to providing physiotherapy interventions, you will play a substantial educational, health coaching and advisory role to patients, other healthcare professionals and the public. Physiotherapists typically work in a range of large and small organisations across public, private and charitable sectors.
On successful completion of the Physiotherapist Apprenticeship, apprentices are eligible to apply to the HCPC for registration as a Physiotherapist, which is a requirement to practice under the protected title of Physiotherapist. You will also be eligible to apply for Professional Membership of The Royal College of Physiotherapists.
From reading this now, to four years hence, you could be in a different career with great opportunities in front of you. If you have what it takes, apply.
Conditional offer interviews with LCHS NHS Trust will take place 11th, 14th and 18th July
Sheffield Hallam interviews will take place interviews TBC to take place Oct 22 & Nov 22
LCHS NHS Trust expect that applicants as a minimum have the requirements set by the University. Please refer to the job description for further details.
Further details of the Physio Apprenticeship can be found at https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/physiotherapist-(integrated-degree)-v1-0
Functional Skills English and Maths
Level 3 Therapy related qualification
Time management skills and the ability to prioritise
To provide and receive verbally, electronically and in writing which may include, contentious or sensitive information.
Evidence of IT skills, problem solving, and interpersonal skills development is valuable.
Have due regard for own personal safety and that of clients / carers, to have regard for moving and handling regulations and to ensure safe positioning of self and others.
Be required to complete moving and handling assessments and demonstrate to carers, this may include hoisting or physical handling of patients. If further support is required, the successful apprentice will be aware of support systems available within the organisation or externally.
Be able to therapeutically handle patients and demonstrate to carers / unregistered staff how to facilitate movement.
Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities
Be flexible to the demands of the service / environment, including unpredictable work patterns / deadlines and interruptions.
Apprenticeship/vocational programmes including funding eligibility requirements
Experience of working within a Therapy discipline as a minimum in a Therapy Assistant role.
Experience of recent work-based learning or self-directed learning
Experience of working in a healthcare setting
Experience of handling confrontational situations regarding an individual's wellbeing
Working in the community, where the environment will be varied and unpredictable. This may include occasional exposure to unpleasant conditions, cigarette smoke, cramped conditions, aggressive behaviour, bodily waste, pets and unpredictable factors.