Wheelchair Service Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Ashford  ‐ Onsite


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Wheelchair and Seating Service Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Starting salary:          From £48,116 + Benefits

Location:                     Kent (Ashford – TN23 6LL). Free on-site parking.

Hours:                         Full-time (part-time considered)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, 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>Nurses and Clinical Scientists.

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 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 supervise junior staff and provide clinical guidance to other 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 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 who is keen to balance your experience of working in a customer-focused service with a clinical caseload.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills combined with the ability to manage a varied workload are essential.
  • 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 should have practical skills relating to management of equipment or be willing to develop your skills under the guidance of rehabilitation engineering or workshop colleagues.
  • You must be registered with the HCPC as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Clinical Scientist, or registered as a Nurse with the NMC.
  • 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 opportunity, contact us to request a full Job Description and don’t forget to include your CV!

Rewards & Benefits:

  • Salary £48,116 (WTE)
  • 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


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