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Wheelchair Therapist

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Wheelchair Therapist (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist) 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, based at Worcestershire Wheelchair Service, Crown Lane, Wychbold.

This role will work closely alongside highly specialised Wheelchair Therapists, Assistant Practitioner, Technicians, Rehabilitation Engineers, and admin team.

You will carry out skilled, holistic, evidence-based seating and mobility assessments of children and adults in clinic and within their home environment and community setting, including schools, day centres and residential care settings.

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

Working as both part of a team and independently to provide specialist skilled mobility and postural assessments and prescription of wheelchair equipment for adults and children with long-term health needs within Worcestershire.

Carry out skilled, holistic, evidence-based seating and mobility assessments of children and adults in clinic and within their home environment and community setting, including schools, day centres and residential care settings.

Working within the Trust policies and guidelines, as an autonomous practitioner, manage a caseload of clients with health needs, often of a complex nature, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Following assessment and identification of posture and mobility goals, implement appropriate treatment plan which may include prescription and provision of wheelchair equipment including pressure relief.

Advise and provide training for other health professionals on wheelchair and seating.

Be part of service development within the Wheelchair Service, to include clinical and administration, in line with regional and national strategies.

Work collaboratively and in partnership with other agencies and services in order to achieve identified goals for individual patients and improve patient pathway.

Actively participate in the Regional Wheelchair Therapist Group and other appropriate meetings and training events.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional Criteria


  • Good team player, but able to work in isolation
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role
  • Current full driving licence



  • Degree/Diploma in
  • Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • Health Professionals Council
  • Registration
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses/Continual Professional Development maintained portfolio
  • Reflective practitioner



  • A range of post registration experience including in a health and social care setting
  • Experience of delegation to qualified/unqualified staff


  • Experience of working within a Wheelchair Service
  • Experience of working with children and adults who are wheelchair users
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of working with long term conditions with children and/or older people
  • Experience of working in a neurological or orthopaedic
  • setting
  • Experience of working in a rehabilitation setting

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IT skills and competent in using a computer
  • Ability to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to cope effectively in stressful situations
  • Ability to critically analyse and plan



  • A good level of knowledge in a wide range of physical conditions
  • A good level of knowledge relating to wheelchair and disability equipment
  • Knowledge of safeguarding protocols and policies for children and adults.
  • Knowledge of NHS health legislation and current practice and risk assessment and
  • management
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance


  • Knowledge of clinical postural, mobility and seating assessment tools and outcome measures for children and adults.
  • Knowledge of NHS provision of manual and powered wheelchairs and accessories.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Wheelchair & Equipment Loans Service

Crown Lane





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