Poolside Assistant

We have an opportunity for a Poolside Assistant to join our Physiotherapy team to assist in the provision of high quality service and ensuring the smooth running of the hydrotherapy pool.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • To prepare the pool for hydrotherapy sessions (equipment and paperwork) and to clear away at end of session
  • To check all poolside equipment is fit for its purpose
  • To welcome patients and other clients who use the pool and therapy suite
  • To be able to adapt communication style for clients with additional learning needs
  • To assist in transporting patients between the pool and the Care and Reablement Unit
  • To assist patients in and out of the pool, being aware of the patient’s safety
  • To assist with patient treatments in the pool under the supervision of a qualified Physiotherapist
  • To monitor the patients in the pool ensuring that there is always one assistant in the pool area whenever patients or clients are in the pool
  • To assist patients and remedial swimmers with changing , showering and dressing when required to do so
  • To accurately record and pass on messages as appropriate
  • To participate in emergency procedures protocol when appropriate
  • To supervise the remedial group sessions and record attendance
  • To undertake administrative tasks as required
  • To organise the laundry as necessary
  • To carry out general poolside cleaning tasks to ensure a safe and tidy working area in accordance with Health and Safety
  • To prepare treatment rooms within the outpatient department at the start and end of the day
  • To take some responsibility for cleaning tasks within the department as required, to ensure infection control targets are achieved
  • To assist in providing cover for colleagues during absence for holiday or sick leave where possible
  • To be aware of Health & Safety issues around the pool and be prompt in reporting any problems, observing procedures for incidents and accidents
  • To maintain a flexible approach to working demands within the Physiotherapy team, and to be willing to accept training and extra duties as the role requires
  • To train in first aid and to deliver first aid interventions when required
  • To build a rapport with individuals and their families/carers to ensure respect and dignity is maintained at all times
  • To work with service users from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of health and/or disability
  • Provide clinical and administrative support to the therapies team.
  • To attend and contribute to team meetings, advocating for individuals where appropriate
  • To liaise with senior staff proactively
  • Participate in the weekend rota and evening clinics
  • To complete clinical and non-clinical records ensuring they are accurate, timely and in accordance with national and organisational standards and procedures


Salary £16,380 per annum.

Hours of work 37.5 per week (to include some evening and weekend working as service develops).

For further details please view the job description.  For enquiries please contact Jackie Turner on 01892 865977 or jackie.turner@burrswood.org.uk.

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