Wheelchair Therapist Band 6
Millbrook Healthcare Group is a fast growing business and a leading provider of Healthcare Service solutions including Wheelchair Services. Our Wheelchair Service Centres provide excellent facilities for clients, carers and staff. We provide a range of wheelchairs and associated accessories to maximise the independence of our clients, helping them towards meeting their potential.
We are currently looking for a Wheelchair Therapist to join the team at our East Sussex Wheelchair Service Centre based in Eastbourne.
A brief overview of the role is as follows:
- Undertaking holistic assessment of adults and children with a variety of physical, cognitive and/or learning disabilities impacting on mobility. Many service users present with complex multi-pathologies which require a higher level of understanding of the impact of these conditions/disabilities.
- Assessing for and prescribing wheeled mobility equipment to meet the assessed clinical need such as:
- Self propelling and transit manual wheelchairs (from basic to highly configurable)
- Electrically powered Indoor and outdoor chairs (EPIOC)
- Tilt in space manual / EPIOC
- Specialist Pressure cushions
- Wheelchair accessories (harnesses, belts, head rests, one off modifications)
- Depending on experience and with further training you may work with the wider team (rehabilitation engineers and senior therapists) on provision of:
- Modular seating systems
- Paediatric wheelchairs (manual and powered)
- Specialist buggies
- Custom contoured seating systems.
- Providing education and training in use of equipment using a 24 hour postural and pressure management approach in collaboration with service users, their families and other networks such as the wider multi-disciplinary team.
- Relating in an empathetic manner with service users and their networks to equip them with the knowledge and understanding to manage their mobility needs. Millbrook therapists work alongside our service users to promote healthy lifestyles and routines to reduce risk of secondary health conditions (pressure ulcers, weight gain) that can follow loss of mobility.
- Working with the team on risk management and ensuring equipment provision supports mobility whilst being safe for use in the community with consideration to accessible environments and transport options.
- Engaging in service development and CPD training activities which could include attending conferences and a range of in-house and external training.
- Participate and contribute as required with clinical audit, evaluation and research activities.
- A BSc degree in Occupational or Physiotherapy
- Current HCPC /professional registration
- Postural Management experience in either wheelchairs or static seating is highly desirable
- Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist with patients with long-term and deteriorating medical conditions, including palliative care and an understanding of the impact of these conditions on patient’s lives
- Neuro, MSK and Paediatric experience are all desirable
- Experience of undertaking holistic assessments
- Previous experience of working in a wheelchair service would be advantageous
- Experience can include rotational experience
- Current UK driving licence is essential (minimum 3 years)
What can we offer you?
- Competitive salary
- Part-time between 26-30 hours per week
- Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays (plus option 5 days unpaid leave)
- 5% enhanced employer contribution Pension Scheme
- Private Medical Insurance
- Life Assurance
- Company Sick Pay
- Staff benefit scheme – 200+ exclusive perks and discounts from leading retailers and leisure outlets
Our ambition at Millbrook Healthcare is to become the leading provider in the assisted living sector whilst ensuring our core company values ‘CARES’ remain unchanged. 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.
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
This role is working in a regulated activity and may be subjected 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.