Anatomy and Human Movement

Review by Louise Viner

PMG Conference 2019

The International Centre, Telford 15th - 17th July 2019

Wheelchair Therapist

Location: Harrow & Hillingdon

Hours: 39 hours per week

Salary: Band 6 equivalent

Organisation: Opcare

Harrow & Hillingdon Wheelchair Service is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Mobile Occupational Therapist to join our team.

Do you want a job that is challenging and fulfilling where there are plenty of opportunities for career development? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Wheelchair Therapist to join our team of therapists in the Harrow & Hillingdon Wheelchair Service.

The wheelchair service is delivered from our premises in Harrow Wealdstone, we are predominantly a clinic-based service but also see patients in other environments such as schools, hospitals, and their own home. We assess for and prescribe manual wheelchairs, active user wheelchairs and electric powered chairs, along with posture/pressure management and specialist seating systems. We provide a range of mobility and postural equipment to maximise the independence of our clients.

The successful candidate will provide assessment for and provision of wheelchairs, postural support and pressure management equipment to clients of all ages with a wide variety of medical conditions.

Opcare is a fast-growing, independent, family-owned business and is a leading provider of healthcare service solutions. We work closely with NHS, local authority and social care organisations, providing an outsourced service that aims to significantly reduce costs, deliver better quality and an enhanced patient experience. Our mission is to provide a service that will ensure all service users receive care, assessment and mobility equipment at the time they require it, to enable them to achieve their goals.

The range of assessments includes:

  • Driving ability - objectively measuring the capability to drive safely
  • Car adaptation - advising on controls, seating and vehicle access
  • Driving from a wheelchair and wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • Hi-tech solutions for those requiring specialised controls
  • Transfer and seating needs for adults or children, trial of equipment and advice on seating and posture including child car seat assessment

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please apply by emailing your CV with a covering letter to

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