Clinician – Wheelchair Services

Location : Derby, Derbyshire, England
Job Ref : FC76
Consultant : Freya Crompton
Sector : Health, Medicine
Salary : Competitive


FC76: Clinician – Wheelchair Services
Location: Derby
Salary: Competitive


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client – a leading provider of wheelchair & community equipment services to the NHS and the Private Sector – to recruit a foundation level Clinician (Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist/Clinical Scientist) to join their team in Derby.

You will have the opportunity to provide expert clinical leadership to the client’s team, deliver clinical operational performance, and simultaneously work with the operational management team to focus on continuous quality improvement. You will be supporting a talented group of local clinical staff including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistants, rehabilitation engineers and rehabilitation engineering technicians. You will work closely with the Clinical Director and Clinical Leads/Managers from the other eight wheelchair services. You will promote the service and work of the organisation through relevant national bodies, such as the Posture and Mobility Group, and professional bodies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hold, prioritise, plan, and organise your own caseload of service users; your work is managed, rather than supervised, and results/outcomes are assessed at agreed intervals through clinical supervision; you will be guided by precedent and policy.
  • Provide high quality, service user focused assessment and prescription of manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, buggies, and seating.
  • Work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promoting best practice and undertaking all aspects of clinical duties.
  • Provide clinical advice to other members of the team.
  • Have competence within the specialism of wheelchair services, underpinned by background theoretical knowledge.
  • Supervise and allocate work to rehabilitation assistants and rehabilitation engineering technicians.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • BSc or diploma in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, or engineering.
  • HCPC registration.
  • Experience managing own caseload.
  • Sound clinical reasoning skills.
  • An understanding of clinical governance.
  • Car driver with license valid for the UK.
  • Computer literate – ability to use Microsoft packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel effectively.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional with service users who may be emotionally and physically distressed.

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