The Physiotherapy Assistant (PA) will work with patients, providing neurological rehabilitation to patients with complex neurological conditions. The PA will deliver a programme of treatment and activity written by qualified NPP physiotherapists.
The PA will work within the boundaries of their knowledge, skills, and competence, undertaking tasks as delegated by a qualified therapist. Regular formal supervision and appraisals will be undertaken, and ongoing informal clinical supervision in the form of feedback will be provided regularly by an identified member of the therapy team.
Interventions are varied, with the aim to enable a person to engage within their own home environment, or the wider social and cultural environment, to increase their independence and well-being.
The PA will maintain a person-centred approach to rehabilitation, respecting the patient and family’s views, culture, and goals, with an emphasis on open communication and collaboration to identify and meet each patient’s needs.
Main responsibilities and duties include: