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OT/PT Therapist - Wheelchair Service

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Roehampton
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. pro rata inclusive of HCAS (Inner)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to work within our friendly Wheelchair Service which is supported by a well-established User Group. We are a team of 16 Occupational/ Physiotherapists (Bands 6/7/8), Rehabilitation Engineers and administrative staff. The team structure offers opportunities for career progression for therapists working in the Service.

You will assess and prescribe wheelchairs, buggies and accessories to the clients of all ages in their own homes, other environments in the community, e.g. special schools, day centres and at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton.

You will have excellent opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical and professional skills working with clients of all ages. With supervision you will experience assessing lightweight and powered chairs and will work with the in-house Special Seating Team and Rehabilitation Engineers.

The Wheelchair Service is commissioned by 5 CCG's across South West London and is responsible for approximately 8,500 clients.

Main duties of the job

Has HCPC registration and knowledge of postural management and seating theory.

Has post-qualification experience of rehabilitation in the community or hospital setting

Has an interest in working with people of all ages presenting with multiple mobility challenges and seating needs.

Has excellent communication skills, initiative and self-motivation, and is an adaptable, dynamic individual.

Has excellent time management skills.

Has a willingness to participate in audit, professional and service development.

Has strong teamwork skills.

Is a car owner /driver

About us

The post holder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:

A thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment.

The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role.

The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification**

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Diploma/ BSc/MSc Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist
  • HCPC registered


Desirable

  • Post graduate education
  • Attended Practise Educators course
  • Accredited wheelchair prescribers course


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience in any of the following areas: Elderly, neurology, rheumatology, paediatrics, general medicine, elderly mentally ill or community work


Desirable

  • Experience of working with support workers
  • Experience of facilitating groups
  • Post qualification experience of wheelchair provision and prescription
  • Supervising students


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Mary's Hospital

Roehampton Lane

Roehampton

SW15 5PN

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