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Occupational /Physiotherapist - Knowsley Wheelchair Services

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Knowsley Industrial Estate
Salary
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
To provide specialist mobility, postural and pressure assessments, treatment and prescription for people with a permanent and substantial disability. Who require wheelchair and associated equipment provision, including postural management systems. Involving clients fully in the process of assessment and wheelchair provision. To contribute to maintaining an effective and efficient service and providing support to other team members.

Main duties of the job

Screen referrals from multidisciplinary team, GP's, consultants and take appropriate action telephone calls, visits and clinics for each client.

To undertake comprehensive assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as working independently in a range of settings (clinics, schools, home, regional centre). Taking in to account the client's needs posture and environment and also the care / carer's needs.

From the assessment prescribe appropriate mobility and posture equipment and allocate accessories.

Communicate effectively with other health professionals, professionals in social care and voluntary sector as well as representatives from the supply companies to give a client centred and sensitive approach to provision of suitable equipment.

Manage caseload of client's through assessment, order and set up equipment and on-going monitoring and adjustment as appropriate.

Run specialist seating clinics in combination with specialist engineer to identify need for custom seating.

Deliver training for carers and clients in the use of equipment as well as deliver training for local Therapist in the assessment of wheelchair.

Supervision of Assistant Practitioners and support with Technical advise for modifications with wheelchair technician team.

Delivery of training

Support with Student placement training

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Screen referrals from multidisciplinary team, GP's, consultants and take appropriate action telephone calls, visits and clinics for each client.

To undertake comprehensive assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as working independently in a range of settings (clinics, schools, home, regional centre). Taking in to account the client's needs posture and environment and also the care / carer's needs.

From the assessment prescribe appropriate mobility and posture equipment and allocate accessories.

Communicate effectively with other health professionals, professionals in social care and voluntary sector as well as representatives from the supply companies to give a client centred and sensitive approach to provision of suitable equipment.

Manage caseload of client's through assessment, order and set up equipment and on-going monitoring and adjustment as appropriate.

Run specialist seating clinics in combination with specialist engineer to identify need for custom seating.

Deliver training for carers and clients in the use of equipment as well as deliver training for local Therapist in the assessment of wheelchair.

Supervision of Assistant Practitioners and support with Technical advise for modifications with wheelchair technician team.

Delivery of training

Support with Student placement training

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree (or Diploma) in Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist
  • Registered member of professional body (e.g. Royal College of Occupational Therapists or Chartered Society of Physiotherapists)


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with service users with a variety of conditions/needs e.g. musculoskeletal, neurological, amputees, palliative conditions
  • Evidence of multi professional working and collaborative team planning
  • Experience in postural management
  • Evidence of attending validated / specialist courses e.g. in postural management
  • Commitment to and evidence of CPD
  • Experience of audit, outcome measures and service statistics


Values

Essential

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet


Skills

Essential

  • Proven ability to work autonomously and prioritise/organise and manage own workload in a demanding service
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Moving and handling skills/training
  • Ability to identify, critically appraise and communicate personal strengths and development needs
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Teaching/Presentation skills
  • Basic level IT skills
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Self-motivated and able to adopt a flexible working approach when the needs of the service require
  • Willingness to support and assist the team in the planning and development of the service
  • Must be able to transport self around the community
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Sensory skills (sight, hearing, touch) to be able to independently adjust mobility equipment to suit service users' needs
  • Dexterity, manipulation and fine-motor skills


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Knowsley Wheelchair Services - Centre for Independent Living

Unit 11, Brickfields

Knowsley Industrial Estate

L36 6HY

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