Wheelchair Therapist

Brierley Hill
15 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Wheelchair Therapist

Location: Dudley

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full or Part time

Are you an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or wheelchair therapist who is looking for a new opportunity with a world leading rehabilitation provider?

Blatchford is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. We design and manufacture the multi award-winning Endolite range of lower limb prostheses and provide clinical services to the NHS, military and patients internationally. With 128 years of innovation and expertise behind us, we produce the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs.

We now have excellent opportunities for Wheelchair Therapists, to join our specialist Wheelchair services and deliver outstanding clinical services to a wide variety of patients.

About the Wheelchair Therapist role:

Based in Dudley, you will manage a caseload of patients with complex and specialist needs, planning and implementing appropriate treatment plans, and prescribing clinically appropriate wheelchairs. Working with a highly competent technical team, you will use your clinical skills and judgement, to ensure the wheelchair prescribed meets the patients’ individual needs, supporting them to get busy living!

Requirements of the Wheelchair Therapist:

Whether you are an experienced occupational therapist or physiotherapist who is looking to transfer your skills into a new, specialist field or whether you are already an experienced wheelchair therapist who is looking for a new challenge with an excellent employer and patient focussed rehabilitation provider, please apply now!

Some wheelchair experience is highly beneficial though not essential; we also welcome applications from therapists of different disciplines that have worked in manual therapy and are looking to move into wheelchairs. Training will be provided to meet the successful candidate’s needs, CPD is highly encouraged and we have team of wheelchair clinicians, with a wealth of experience, who will provide ‘on the job’ coaching and mentoring.

All we are looking for is a patient focussed therapist, who is passionate about delivering an excellent clinical service. You will be innovative in your approach to provide your patients with the best possible care, looking for efficient and effective evidence based ways to get the best outcomes for your patients. Collaborating with others, you will share your ideas with the team to improve the service, and you will liaise with other specialists to provide a multi-disciplinary approach throughout the patient’s treatment plan. When you have ‘found your feet’ in wheelchair services, ideally you will be comfortable supervising and mentoring junior members of the team, sharing your skills and expertise to further develop the service.

The successful applicant will be degree qualified in a therapeutic discipline and will be HCPC registered.

If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Wheelchair Therapist role then please apply now!

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86112804

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