Wheelchair Therapist - Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Countywide
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a day per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and has the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. We adopt a strong multi-disciplinary approach to ensure an effective response to meet the needs of our service users.

Anyone applying for the post does not necessarily require experience with wheelchairs as there will be training opportunities to develop your wheelchair assessment/prescription skills in this specialist field. You will also have full support from the team to develop skills and access to internal and external training opportunities.

To work as an Occupational Therapist within the current Wheelchair Service providing person centred and holistic assessments of clients mobility, postural and pressure care needs.

Main duties of the job

This is a countywide service for patients of all ages. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who has a strong interest in developing their skills in a specialist area, working with service users eligible as medium/high/specialist need for the provision of wheeled mobility equipment (including pressure care cushions). The service is provided in a range of settings including clinics, home and educational environments

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile and are committed to being part of a team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients. This is a countywide role and therefore the successful applicant must hold a full UK driving license and have access to a car for work purposes.

About us

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust Occupational Therapists are provided with opportunities, including: -

Individualized development planning

A supportive management and leadership structure

Specialized training opportunities:

- Core Skills Framework

- Health coaching

- Development of leadership skills through our THRIVE programme.

Regular supervision and development of your own learning needs and the ability to support and develop junior staff and students.

Funded university accredited courses (relevant to post in line with individual Occupational Therapist's career progression wishes and agreed upon with line management)

Job description Job responsibilities

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Post qualification experience of working as a registered Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist covering rotational posts in areas such as outpatients, neurology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, elderly care, specialist wheelchair service or a related field.
  • Experience of supporting Full time Wheelchair users
Desirable
  • Experience of postural Care and prevention of pressure sore skills.
  • Evidence of a QI approach to service improvements and experience of using quality outcome measures
Essential Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Post qualification experience of working as a registered Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist covering rotational posts in areas such as outpatients, neurology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, elderly care, specialist wheelchair service or a related field.
  • Experience of supporting Full time Wheelchair users
Desirable
  • Postural Care experience
  • Evidence of a QI approach to service improvements and experience of using quality outcome measures


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