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Wheelchair Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

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Wheelchair Therapist (Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist/Registered Nurse) Band 6, East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair Service, Maidenhead

An exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or a Registered Nurse to join our Team in a full-time band 6 post, Monday to Friday working pattern.

You could be part of our expanding team at East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair Service, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust - Rated 'Excellent' by the CQC in 2020. Based in beautiful Royal Berkshire we cover the East of Berkshire and provide wheelchairs and specialist seating to a broad range of people (adults and children) including those with complex disabilities from our newly renovated location at 3 Abell Gardens in Maidenhead.

We place a strong emphasis on work life balance and offer the opportunity to work remotely with some of the best IT equipment and support to ensure you can work effectively. We also offer some of the best wellbeing resources and as a Trust we celebrate diversity and work hard to create an inclusive environment where people love to work and can fulfil their potential.

Main duties of the job

About the Job

In the role you will be:
  • Carrying out appropriate seating assessments, including specialist seating, pressure mapping and prescribe appropriate equipment (manual / powered wheelchairs and supportive equipment).
  • Carrying out assessments either in clinic, patients' home, school or workplace and ensuring that all required assessment, risk forms and patient records are updated and maintained in line with organisational governance and protocols
  • Researching equipment in terms of suitability specific to patient needs whilst providing value for money.
  • Working with patients, relatives and carers within a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with professionals in health, social care, education and charities as well as with specialist providers and technicians
  • Ensuring timeliness of provision to prevent delays in hospital discharge and work towards enabling patient wellbeing and independence.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

This rewarding role would suit someone with experience of working in a variety of in-patient and outpatient settings including experience of working with physically disabled patients. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, a team player who will rise to the challenge of working in a dynamic and evolving service and above all has a passion for supporting patients with complex needs.

You will be an enthusiastic and experiencedtherapist or nurse with great people skills. You will be working alongside a specialist team of Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Engineer and 2 Technicians, supported by a great administration team, which takes pride in their ability to make a real difference to patients lives.

The 4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Clinical experience in variety of in-patient and outpatient settings including experience of working with physically disabled patients.
  • Passion for excellence
  • Can do attitude
  • Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

  • If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today.

    We are happy to answer any questions that you may have or organise a site visit if required. Please dont hesitate to call Magdalena Nowak on 07554415446or email: wholl be delighted to help.

    Person Specification



    • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
    • Current state registration HCPC OR
    • Degree or Diploma in Nursing
    • Registered with the RCN

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of continual professional development


    • Fieldwork supervision

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of clinical work in a variety of settings


    • Previous experience of wheelchair provision
    • Supportive learning for students
    • Community, Rehabilitation experience
    • At least 1 year post qualifying experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Physical disability experience


    • Specialised seating provision
    • Knowledge of NHS wheelchair services

    Additional Requirements


    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative
    • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team
    • Ability to motivate self and others
    • Ability to problem solve
    • Car driver and license holder
    • Use of own car for work purposes

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    3 Abell Gardens

    Furze Platt Road


    SL6 6PS

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