Allied Health Professionals

Introduction to Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals play an integral role in supporting our patients from admission, throughout their hospital stay and long after discharge. The high-quality care that patients receive, not only medically but therapeutically would not be possible without the excellent multidisciplinary approach that Allied Health Professionals provide at North Bristol NHS Trust.

What AHP specialties could I work in?

Allied Health Professionals opportunities

NBT cares

Occupational Therapy

AHP team grouped together

Physiotherapy

Hand Physio with patient

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy professionals

Operating Department Practitioner

Theatre Team in action

Radiographers

Radiographer with Equipment

Dietitians

Dietician with equipment

AHP Video - Interventional Radiology at North Bristol NHS Trust

Current Allied Health Professionals Vacancies

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Assistant Band 3

Job reference
339-BKS4852
Salary
per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Full time, Part time, Job share - 37.5 hours per week
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Working pattern considered over 7 days.
Staff Group
Allied Health Professionals
Town
Bristol

Description

The post-holder will support the rehabilitation of patients following planned Orthopaedic surgery, day-case operations and after trauma. They will work alongside registered Physiotherapists to help patients regain mobility and function. Some work will be independent after training to support patients with exercises and mobility. 

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist in Staff Psychology

Job reference
339-TJC4831
Salary
Band 7 or 8a - dependent on experience
Salary period
Part time - 30 hours per week
Grade
7-8a
Contract
18 months initially
Staff Group
Allied Health Professionals
Town
Bristol

Description

To provide compassionate, specialist interventions to a range of healthcare staff. This may include workshops, training, reflective groups, 1:1 sessions, and other direct and indirect interventions as agreed with the Staff Psychology Team.

To develop and deliver bespoke team interventions and supporting trauma-informed care for staff with work-based trauma or at risk of this.

To routinely evaluate clinical work using quantitative and qualitative measures, and to be able to present this as needed to demonstrate the impact of the interventions; to share learnings and good practice within and outside of the Trust, e.g. for quarterly activity reports, at meetings, and conferences.

To attend and actively participate in professional meetings, supervision, and training, and to keep the Staff Psychology lead and team updated with key issues, updates, developments, and risks relating to the psychological health of staff and the organisation.

  To develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders as well as relevant external organisations

As needed and appropriate, and dependent on experience, offer specialist supervision and teaching to assistant psychologists or Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement from the local Doctoral Training Courses. 

To contribute to a supportive, psychologically safe, and open climate within the Staff Psychology team, and to be committed to self-care and team care as a core part of the role

CT Radiographer - Band 6

Job reference
339-SRD4835
Salary
per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Staff Group
Allied Health Professionals
Town
Bristol

Description

The CT Band 6 Radiographer position is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic team within a busy CT department. Southmead Hospital is a regional Trauma Centre and has Regional specialties including Neurosurgery and Urology. North Bristol Trust has four CT scanners on the main hospital site and two located at a community site.

Potential candidates must have at least one years’ experience of working within the CT modality and have at least 2 years of post-qualifying experience. This is not a CT training post. The successful candidate will be expected to have enough CT experience to be able to take an active role in the department after a short period of departmental orientation. You will also take an active role in the departmental shift system and out of hour’s roster including night duties.

MSK Specialist Physiotherapist - Band 7

Job reference
339-SRD4836
Salary
per annum, pro rata for part time roles.
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Fixed term for 12 months
Staff Group
Allied Health Professionals
Town
Bristol

Description

  • To be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality physiotherapy service by self and others through caseload management, supervision and development of physiotherapy staff and students. Participation in operational management, modernisation and professional development of physiotherapy services.
  • To be an autonomous physiotherapy practitioner performing an advanced musculoskeletal assessment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, patients post surgery and patients post trauma; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan.  Caseload will include  patients with complex upper limb disorders and complex upper limb surgical/trauma cases.   
  • To take a lead role in the supervision, teaching and appraisal of senior clinicians, junior clinicians, technical instructors/physiotherapy support workers, physiotherapy students (possibly including those at Masters level)
  • As clinical team lead, to be responsible for operational management and service improvement within the MSK outpatient physiotherapy team, in particular of the upper limb MSK pathways.
  • To initiate, supervise and participate in evidence-based projects/service development and be responsible for implementing changes within the MSK physiotherapy service; setting and monitoring standards of practice
  • To deputise for the Physiotherapy Outpatient Services Manager as required
  • To disseminate information/advice from the Manager or Head of Service to the MSK outpatient team.

Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist, Neuro-oncology prehabiliation

Job reference
339-NBR4835
Salary
pro rata
Salary period
Part time - 11.25 hours per week (Hours must be worked full day Mondays and Wednesday afternoons to fit with MDT clinics)
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Possible extension to 12 months depending on duration of maternity leave of current post holder.
Staff Group
Allied Health Professionals
Town
Bristol

Description

  • To provide a highly specialist SLT assessment, diagnosis and treatment service to adults with communication and swallowing difficulties resulting from malignant cancers of the brain and spinal cord in a prehab setting
  • To work as a member of the neuro-oncology multi-disciplinary team to provide coordinated care to patients with communication and swallowing difficulties
  • To provide pre-operative swallow and language assessment and planning for support pre- and post operatively, working closely with community SLT colleagues in the wider Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire (SWAG) Cancer Alliance area to facilitate seamless transition of care
  • To provide joint leadership within the neuro oncology prehab team by promoting and supporting service development and service level metrics
  • To provide leadership within the wider MDT in the area of neuro-oncology by representing SLT at meetings and working groups covering quality governance, service evaluation and service planning
  • To provide training  for the MDT in the area of communication and swallowing difficulties associated with this caseload
  • To pursue and acquire knowledge and expertise for highly specialist clinical practice with the above client group
  • To work closely with other SLTs in the SWAG area especially with regards to quality governance and education in the role of SLT in the neuro oncology pathway

Research Dietitian - Band 6

Job reference
339-LMG4840
Salary
per annum pro rata
Salary period
Full time, Part time, Job share - 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
Grade
Band 6
Contract
2 year fixed term
Staff Group
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Town
Bristol

Description

Please see the Job Description for the full details. 

  • Assess trial protocols and advise on safety, regulatory and logistical issues in the running of the trial
  • With the PI actively assess the feasibility of studies to be undertaken
  • Performs all visits, observations, and interventions with the participants in accordance with the procedures and schedule of the study protocol.
  • Maintain Investigator Site File(s) and complete Case Report File / eCRF with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ensure appropriate trial information and data is contained in patient’s hospital notes.
  • Communicates to the senior research nurse / research nurse team / R&D / NIHR Clinical Research Network lead regarding research subjects, trial progress, workload issues and personal development.  
  • Ensure all data clarification issues are resolved quickly
  • May be expected to supervise junior members of the team, under overall supervision and guidance of senior research staff.
  • Competent in and uses on a daily basis Microsoft Office, database programs, and patient administration systems.
  • Regularly uses software to develop documents or reports, including spreadsheets for external agencies where manipulation of the formulae is required (e.g. electronic data capture).

 

Integrated Discharge Case Manager

Job reference
399-NBR4224-C
Salary
per annum, pro rata for part time roles.
Salary period
Full time, Part time - 37.5 hours per week
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Staff Group
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Town
Bristol

Description

The post requires an individual with the ability to work in the area of managing of complex discharge processes and a commitment to the further development of this essential service. 

You will be a lead in:

  • Championing the Home First ethos- ‘There’s no place like Home’
  • Facilitating timely and appropriate discharges- enhancing the patient and staff experience
  • Holding early discharge conversations and driving quality board rounds
  • Driving ‘flow’- ensuring beds are available for people that need them by delivering timely discharges
  • Bringing discharge expertise to conversations with patients, families and staff- including supporting Managing Expectations procedures

 

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with an ability to ‘think laterally’ and problem solve complex situations, focusing on how best to meet the needs of the individual.

You will be a role model for the Integrated Discharge Service and Transfer of Care Hub both within the organisation and the wider system