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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.

Occupational Therapist

Location: Leicester

Hours: up to 39 hours a week

Salary: Band 5/6 Equivalent

Organisation: Opcare Ltd

Opcare are looking for a qualified occupational therapist to join our team in Leicester.

Opcare, part of the Ability Matters Group, operate a number of wheelchair services nationally as well as being the largest supplier of prosthetic and orthotic services to the NHS and private sector in the UK and Ireland.

As a company we aim to continuously improve the services we deliver and develop those who work for us.

Job Summary: •The post holder will work as a member of a highly skilled team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation engineers and support staff within the Posture and Mobility centre providing wheelchair and special seating services.

•The post holder will be involved in the assessment and provision of specialist equipment, which will include buggies and wheelchairs, active user wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, pressure care cushions, postural support equipment, specialist seating and associated accessories.

•The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, prescription and supply of this equipment individually and within the team.

•There will be responsibility for supervision of junior staff and students, education and training and delegated service development activities.

•The post holder will actively engage in training with a drive to develop themselves, others and the service.

The successful candidate should be/have:

•A registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist with the HCPC

•Minimum 3 years post qualification experience in a relevant field

•An understanding of occupational therapy/physiotherapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach

•Excellent communication and time management skills

In return we will offer you: •A competitive salary based on experience •Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development •Expert clinical supervision and peer support •Company pension scheme •Free onsite parking

To apply please email your CV with a covering letter ASAP to 

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