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Job Summary

Main responsibilities-Physiotherapy Technician

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Physiotherapy Technician



Good all round basic education to GCSE or equivalent

NVQ III in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Support.

 Current Driving licence




Minimum of 2 years therapy assistant



Ability to work on own initiative and manage own caseload














Effective communication interpersonal skills

Knowledge of working in a team setting

Takes initiative

Can prioritise workload effectively

IT skills



Self motivating,



Able to deal with all requests from patients (i.e. toileting needs) in a sympathetic and helpful manner





Health cleared

Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers



Able to work anywhere across the



Physiotherapy Technician

• To undertake specific skilled support work to aid the rehabilitation of patients.

• To accept patients referred by a physiotherapist, and carry as own patient caseload. Treat patients according to set treatment protocols monitoring patient progression making minor alterations to patient treatment programmes as required.

• Work unsupervised reporting back patient progress and informing physiotherapist of any problems.

*    Be responsible for non-professional duties in the provision of physiotherapy services

     within a designated clinical team.

• Monitor and order stock, mobility aids, supplies for department or team.

* Use skills of tact, diplomacy and gentle persuasion to enhance patients compliance in treatment programmes. This may involve treating patients with speech impediments, deafness and other disabilities or where English is not the first language.

* Manage own workload programme.

* Make accurate records of work undertaken to comply with  and Service requirements for documentation and activity monitoring. Compile any statistical data concerning patients on a data base if required.

* To assist in simple administrative procedures as required by the physiotherapists as part of every day activities.

* Have the ability to handle patients with mobility problems, in an enabling way. This may include the use of hoists, wheelchairs, walking aids etc.

Physiotherapy Technician



* To prepare and maintain apparatus and equipment identifying defects, hazards and equipment failure and notifying relevant manager.

* To maintain the safety of designated clinical environment according to local policy., COSHH and Health and Safety regulations.



* To watch for patient emergencies and know how to summon help.

* Issue equipment as directed by the professional staff, including splints, walking aids etc. Demonstrate the use of the equipment given.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities-Physiotherapy Technician

* To provide physiotherapy intervention as part of a specific patient treatment plan agreed and documented following an assessment by a physiotherapist. Working without direct supervision of a physiotherapist

* To assist the physiotherapist in the provision of treatment programmes to patients within a designated clinical area. Receives instruction on a daily basis but can work independently. E.g. patients home, , clinics/outpatients  or on the ward

* Instruct patients and carers providing direction and guidance on a range of physical therapy and mobility activities, as part of own clinical work or as directed by the physiotherapist.

* Issue equipment as directed by the professional staff, including splints, walking aids etc. Demonstrate the use of the equipment given.

* To liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team referring to other disciplines as appropriate.

* To actively participate in the delivery of In-service training newly appointed physiotherapy assistants in basic elements of patient care, safety and induction into the department.

* Contribute to development of patient care by attending relevant team, departmental or other appropriate meetings and comment on recommended changes to clinical care or service provision.

* Take part in  IPR process and PDP, identifying any training needs and developing a programe for CPD.

* To comply with /departmental policies regarding incident reporting.

* To read, understand and adhere to  and departmental policies.