Specialist Wheelchair Clinician - OT or Physio

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

This fixed-term post provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join the West Berkshire wheelchair Service, based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The role involves providing specialist postural and functional assessment and the prescription of wheelchairs for adults in the West Berkshire region.The role also requires a willingness to develop leadership skills, and would be an excellent opportunity for a band 6 looking to further their career. Involvement in service development and improvement projects is required.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a specialist wheelchair clinician working for the West Berkshire Wheelchair Service, based at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (RBFT)
  • To participate in the operational management of the wheelchair service in conjunction with the Band 7 Team Lead.
  • To use specialist knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to provide high quality assessment and advice regarding the safe management of postural and seating needs, and to manage own caseload of patients with complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner
  • Contribute to planning, service improvement projects, and policy development in these departments
  • To deputise for the Band 7 Team Lead as required

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Reading's biggest employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more detailed information of responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • To have a degree or recognised qualification in occupational therapy or physiotherapy
  • To have specialist knowledge and understanding of the principles of postural management
  • Understanding of a broad range of medical, neurological, musculoskeletal & orthopaedic conditions
  • HPC Registered


  • BSc OT
  • Specialist qualification in related area
  • Member of related Clinical Interest group
  • Research or audit experience



  • Experience of working in an area of practice related to the management of physical conditions affecting posture and seating requirements
  • Post graduate specialist experience demonstrated by ongoing CPD and evidence-based project work
  • Experience of supervising and developing other staff and students


  • Service Development and change management experience
  • Previous experience of using electronic medical records in clinical practice

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