Rehabilitation Engineer

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Rehabilitation Engineer

Salary £48,116 - £55,061 FTE depending on skills and experience + BENEFITS

Location: Ashford/Gillingham - Free on-site parking

Hours: Full-time (part-time considered)

Rewards & Benefits:

  • Working Hours 37.5 hours / week (part-time hours may be considered)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays).
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Free on-site parking

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Wheelchair Service Rehabilitation Engineer to join our Kent Wheelchair Service team.

The Wheelchair Service supports people in the Kent and Medway area who require mobility equipment to achieve and maintain their life>

Ross Care is a leading provider of Healthcare Services. Our clinical teams work closely with NHS and Social Care Organisations, providing a service that emphasises quality and puts the service user experience at the heart of what we do.

Ross Care has a track record in developing healthcare staff and progressing their careers.

The role:

  • You will use your clinical and technical skills to assess the mobility needs of adults and children with complex needs, and to prescribe manual and powered wheelchairs with associated posture management and pressure management accessories.
  • You will be responsible for all technical elements of the assessment, prescription and handover of mobility equipment, including:

    • High performance, highly adjustable self-propelling manual wheelchairs
    • Minor modifications to wheelchairs, seating and accessories
    • Production of engineering drawings for adaptations as well as instructions for their use
    • Assembly and programming of complex powered wheelchair controls
    • Compliance with applicable medical devices regulations

  • You will supervise junior staff and provide clinical and technical guidance to other clinical and non-clinical colleagues in the service.
  • You will work with clinical and operational colleagues to deliver contractual service performance of a high quality that demonstrates a personalised approach with measured outcomes.
  • You will take a lead in reviewing and evaluating new and existing equipment.
  • You will liaise with service user groups and other stakeholders, including local voluntary and statutory services, to facilitate joint working where appropriate and identify opportunities for improving service user outcomes.
  • You will provide support for internal and external training programmes, including apprenticeships, student placements etc. and contribute to the development of internal training resources.
  • You will undertake and document all necessary risk assessments and corresponding risk management, relating to (but not limited to) equipment provision, safeguarding, moving and handling, infection control etc.

About you:

  • You will be a highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and communication skills, able to work as an autonomous practitioner and as a key member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills combined with the ability to manage a varied workload are essential.
  • You will have a track record of using your analytical, engineering and practical skills to solve problems for service users in relation to their mobility equipment.
  • You should be proficient in the use of hand tools, including hand power tools, and be competent to operate appropriate workshop equipment.
  • Experient of working with patients with long term or deteriorating medical conditions would be advantageous.
  • You will be confident in the use of digital systems and software for record-keeping and for analysis of service performance.
  • You must be registered as a Clinical Technologist or with the HCPC as a Clinical Scientist.
  • You must hold a full current UK driving licence for a manual transmission vehicle and be willing to drive Ross Care vehicles (vans) as necessary.

Because of your role, you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To find out more about this Rehabilitation Engineer opportunity, contact us to request a full Job Description and don’t forget to include your CV!



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