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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.

Regional Wheelchair Therapist

Location: Regional based

Hours: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours

Salary: Competitive salary (in line with AFC pay scales)

Organisation: Millbrook Healthcare

We are looking for a Regional Wheelchair Therapist to join our national clinical wheelchair services team here at Millbrook Healthcare.

We are a fast growing business and provider of healthcare services including wheelchair services. We work closely with the NHS and social care.

The Regional Wheelchair Therapist will:

  • support Millbrook Healthcare Ltd, acting on behalf of local CCGs, in the NHS-funded provision of wheelchairs and associated equipment, to meet eligible mobility needs
  • be a member of our national clinical team providing direction and oversight to NHS-funded wheelchair services
  • collaborate with other national clinical team members to achieve the director’s clinical vision for NHS wheelchair service contracts
  • liaise closely with regional directors, service centre managers, clinical leads, and community health & engagement officers/community liaison & engagement officers providing advice on the clinical elements of wheelchair service provision, and collaborating to ensure co-ordinated, safe, efficient, effective and innovative services
  • liaise closely with the Governance Department to ensure governance requirements are met by clinical teams
  • actively promote quality activities and non-contractual added value to NHS contracts
  • assist with optimising cost effectiveness of service provision
  • collaborate with the regional wheelchair clinicians and clinical leads to achieve consistency and best practice across all services nationally
  • develop links with national organisations and relevant charities
  • provide clinical input for service users, taking on a small clinical caseload on a short-term basis, if necessary.

What are we looking for in a Regional Wheelchair Therapist?

BSc or diploma in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy and state registration with the HCPC. Minimum of 5 years’ post registration experience in prescribing wheelchairs and associated equipment. Previous experience working within an NHS wheelchair service setting. Good communication skills, both written and verbal; positive interpersonal skills with an ability to community appropriately with colleagues, other professionals, carers and service users. Knowledge of a range of medical conditions (eg. respiratory, neuro, orthopaedic), their management and implications for wheelchair prescription or other intervention. Good stress management techniques to cope with stressful situations, including challenging service users, other stakeholders and staff. An understanding of clinical governance requirements. Knowledge and understanding of moving and handling techniques and procedures. Current full UK driving licence is essential – minimum of 3 years.

The successful candidate’s base of work will be their home location, with the anticipation that, where required, at least three days per week will be spent in one of the company’s wheelchair services.

What can we offer you?

Competitive salary (in line with AFC pay scales). 5% enhanced employer contribution pension scheme. Private medical insurance. Life assurance. Company sick pay. Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays. Staff benefit scheme: 200+ exclusive perks and discounts from leading retailers and leisure outlets.

We are always looking to recruit hard working and talented individuals to become a part of our ongoing growth and success. You’ll enjoy all the support and encouragement you need to reach your own potential and develop a rewarding career along the way.

Our mission is to ensure all service users receive the care, assessment and mobility equipment at the time they require it to enable them to achieve their and their families’ goals. Care and respect for our colleagues and service users. Accountable and proud. Ready to learn and grow. Enhance our service users’ lives. Socially responsible, ethical and transparent.

To apply for the role click the link here.

This role is working in a regulated activity and may be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community.

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