Wheelchair Therapists

£28,408 - £40,872
Town/City Maidenhead SL6 6PS
Payment type Per annum
Region South East
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer NHS Berkshire Healthcare

Other benefits

Some of the benefits of joining our team include:

  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support 
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.

Vacancy details

Wheelchair Therapists
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Band 5 and Band 6 opportunities
Salary ranging from £28,408 to £40,872 per annum

Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for the opportunity to work for a Trust rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC?

Our East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair Service are looking for band 5 and 6 Occupational Therapists to join our fantastic team at Berkshire Healthcare.

If you are currently at band 5 level, we are offering one of a kind in-service training to ensure you achieve your competencies and gain your band 6. This can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

The service work Monday to Friday, with no unsociable or 'on call' hours. This unique role is
based in Maidenhead where the Fringe rate of 5% is added to your salary. We cover the East of Berkshire from our newly renovated location in Maidenhead.

The Wheelchair Therapist role would suit someone with experience of working in a variety of in-patient and outpatient settings including working with physically disabled patients (adults and children).

As part of your role, you will be working alongside a specialist team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Technicians and Rehabilitation Engineer, supported by a great administration team.

In the role you will be:

  • Carrying out appropriate seating assessments, including specialist seating, pressure mapping and prescribe appropriate equipment (manual / powered wheelchairs and supportive equipment)
  • Carrying out assessments either in clinic, patients’ home, school or workplace; and ensuring that all required assessment, risk forms and patient records are updated and maintained in line with organisational governance and protocols
  • Researching equipment in terms of suitability specific to patient needs whilst providing value for money.
  • Working with patients, relatives and carers within a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with professionals in health, social care, education and charities as well as with specialist providers and technicians
  • Ensuring timeliness of provision to prevent delays in hospital discharge and work towards enabling patient wellbeing and independence

This could be a career progression opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to develop specialism in the field of manual and electric wheelchair prescribing, posture, and pressure care management by benefiting from on-job training offered by our supportive team.

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Clinical experience in variety of in-patient and outpatient settings including experience of working with physically disabled patients
  2. Passion for excellence
  3. Can do attitude
  4. Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites in East Berkshire
  5. The right to work in the UK

You could be part of our expanding team at East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair Service within a Trust rated ‘Excellent’ by the CQC, so don't delay and apply today!

Interviews will be held on a first come first serve basis, so the job may close before the date stated.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have or organise a site visit if required. Please don’t hesitate to call Kashmira Sangle on 01628 670117 or email: Kashmira.sangle@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

How to apply

To apply, please email Alanna Strong, Recruitment Business Partner – Community Health East on alanna.strong@berkshire.nhs.uk

Please note, to be considered candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 23rd January 2023.

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