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Krys Jarvis

PMG Conference 2022

11th to 13th July 2022 in Telford. Our annual conference provides an educational programme, industry exhibition and networking events for professionals working in the field of posture and wheeled mobility.

Rehabilitation Engineer/Clinical Scientist

Location: Leicester

Hours: 39 hours per week

Salary: Band 6 or 7

Organisation: Opcare Limited

As a member of the clinical team working for Opcare, you will:

  • Develop your career in a forward-thinking and fast-moving environment
  • Benefit from shared learning and training opportunities
  • Join a nationwide clinical community of wheelchair, posture and seating specialists

You will join a leading service provider within the fields of mobility and rehabilitation, who are looking to expand the clinical team as we continue to grow. We are currently recruiting rehabilitation engineers in Leicester.

Opcare aim to work in partnership with the NHS to provide excellent levels of patient-focused care. You will join a financially secure company who believe in investing in people, new technology, staff development, and the future of the business. Excellent patient care is at the heart of everything we do. With over 120 specialist clinicians across wheelchair, prosthetic and orthotic services, there is a close-knit clinical community and a constant focus on learning and development, including our own yearly annual scientific conference.

In addition to a strong remuneration package, we ensure our clinicians have:

  • Dedicated time for CPD
  • Regular supervision by an experienced rehabilitation engineer (RE)
  • Regular access to internal and external training courses and events
  • Opportunities for progression
  • Support available from an experienced regional and national team of clinicians, engineers and management
  • Networking and shared learning with other services
  • Full technical and manufacturing support from our advanced engineering team, including access to 3D printing

This position would be ideal for an enthusiastic RE with a vision to develop their career and clinical expertise across many areas of wheelchair provision, seating and postural support. Successful applicants will need to be capable of practising independently, with a focus on continual professional development and service improvement.

The successful applicants will need to:

  • Have obtained a relevant degree 
  • Be registered with IPEM
  • Undergo enhanced disclosure barring service (DBS)
  • Provide satisfactory references
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Present with excellent communication skills
  • Be keen to develop themselves, others and the service as a whole
  • Be passionate about their role within the service

For more information, or to apply, please visit the Opcare website by clicking here.

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