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072861 Health Play Assistant

Nhs Lothian
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This post is fixed term for 12 months - Monday to Friday 8.30 until 16.30

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

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**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

Working towards the achievement of Health Play Specialist.

The postholder will be responsible for organising play and recreational activities for all children and young people (patients and siblings) within a variety of settings in the Childrens Service and other areas of the Trust as required.

To manage and maintain a child focused environment where play occurs naturally.

To gain theoretical knowledge and evidence based practice in order to assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic play interventions in hospital.

To document therapeutic interventions and outcomes.

To develop skills, knowledge and be responsible for own practice.

To promote awareness and understanding of the emotional needs of children in hospital, the psychosocial effects of hospitalisation and the importance of play, within the multi-disciplinary team.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Margaret McEwan on 0131 312 0364 or email
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