Regional Wheelchair Therapist
We are looking for a Regional Wheelchair Therapist to join our National Clinical Wheelchair Services Team here at Millbrook Healthcare. The postholder will be responsible for covering the North and Midlands including our service centres in both Calderdale & Kirklees, Tameside & Oldham and Mansfield and Dudley.
We are a fast growing business and a leading provider of Healthcare Service solutions including Wheelchair Services. We work closely with NHS and Social Care Organisations providing a complete outsourced wheelchair service that significantly reduces costs, delivers better quality and an enhanced patient experience.
The Regional Wheelchair Therapist will:
- Support Millbrook Healthcare Ltd, acting on behalf of local CCGs, in the NHS-funded provision of wheelchairs and associated equipment, to meet eligible mobility needs
- Be a member of our National Clinical team providing direction and oversight to NHS-funded Wheelchair Services
- Collaborate with other National Clinical team members to achieve the Director’s clinical vision for NHS Wheelchair Service contracts
- Liaise closely with Regional Directors, Service Centre Managers, Clinical Leads and CHEO/CLEOs providing advice on the clinical elements of Wheelchair Service provision, and collaborating to ensure co-ordinated, safe, efficient, effective and innovative services
- Liaise closely with the Governance Department to ensure governance requirements are met by clinical teams
- Actively promote quality activities and non-contractual added value to NHS contracts
- Assist with optimising cost effectiveness of service provision
- Collaborate with the Regional Wheelchair Clinicians and Clinical Leads to achieve consistency and best practice across all services nationally
- Develop links with national organisations and relevant charities
- Provide clinical input for service users, taking on a small clinical caseload on a short-term basis, if necessary
What are we looking for in a Regional Wheelchair Therapist?
- BSc or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy and current HCPC registration
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
- Minimum of 5 years’ post registration experience in prescribing wheelchairs and associated equipment
- Previous experience working within an NHS Wheelchair Service setting
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal; positive interpersonal skills with an ability to community appropriately with colleagues, other professionals, carers and service users
- Knowledge of a range of medical conditions (eg. respiratory, neuro, orthopaedic), their management and implications for wheelchair prescription or other intervention
- Good stress management techniques to cope with stressful situations, including challenging service users, other stakeholders and staff
- An understanding of clinical governance requirements
- Knowledge and understanding of moving and handling techniques and procedures
- Full UK driving licence is essential
The successful candidate will be based from home, however will be required to travel to our service centres within their region as required.
What can we offer you?
- Competitive salary between £48,500 - £52,500 DOE
- 5% enhanced employer contribution pension scheme
- Private Medical Insurance
- Life Assurance
- Company Sick Pay
- Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays
- Staff benefit scheme – 200+ exclusive perks and discounts from leading retailers and leisure outlets
Our mission is to provide a unique service that will ensure all service users receive the care, assessment and mobility equipment at the time they require it to enable them to achieve theirs and their families’ goals.
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 subject 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.