Recruitment event for Allied Health Professionals

Posted on July 1, 2019 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale hospital’s therapy teams are holding a recruitment event to invite allied health professionals (AHPs) to join their ranks.

The recruitment event will take place on Wednesday 17 July from 3pm to 7pm in the education centre (building 18) at Airedale Hospital.

This event is for qualified or newly qualified AHPs, people considering an AHP career, AHPs wanting to return to practice, and those looking at the different paths into a career in this area – including work experience, assistance and support roles, and administration work.

Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Speech and language therapists , Operating department Practitioners, Radiographers, support staff and administrative staff will be available to speak to at the event. There will be lots of information available for all visitors.

Freya Sledding, therapy services manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, says, “We believe Airedale is a fabulous place to work, and we want to tell as many people as we can! Some people think it’s mainly just doctors and nurses who work at hospitals, but AHPs make up a large section of the workforce. AHPs support patients in so many different ways, and make a big difference to people’s lives.

“We’re hoping this event will attract new people to consider a career at Airedale, and we’re ready to welcome you with lots of help on hand for anyone visiting on the day.”

Airedale employs around 240 AHPs who work within the hospital and out in the community.

Fern Mawson is an occupational therapist who joined the Trust in 2017 as part of a development scheme. She says, “This is an innovative rotation scheme for graduate occupational therapists. The rotation covers a vast range of areas including mental and physical health as well as inpatient and community; some of the areas include those which can be difficult to get into when you haven’t previously had the experience. The rotation is a fantastic stepping stone for gaining this experience, where you are supported by close knit colleagues and supervisors, and also the wider team.

“I would highly recommend the rotation scheme here at Airedale to anyone. Due to Airedale being a fairly small Trust it has a very intimate family vibe where colleagues soon become friends.”

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