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  • Speciality: Wheelchair Specialist
  • Grade: Band 6/7
  • Salary: £31000 - £44000 per annum
  • Location: Kent, South East Coast
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J100961B

Physiotherapist Job Kent
Wheelchair service
Location: Kent
Permanent - Fulltime
£31,000-£44,000 DOE
Band 6/7
Start ASAP

Job role -
*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 their 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.

Required -
*A BSc degree in Physiotherapy
*Current HCPC /professional registration
*Previous experience of working as an Physiotherapist working 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
*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) and a willingness to drive our clients' vehicles.

In return my client is
Rewards & Benefits:
*Competitive salary
*Monday - Friday (37.5 hours per week)
*5% enhanced employer contribution pension scheme
*Private Medical Insurance
*Life Assurance
*Company Sick Pay
*Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays (plus option 5 days unpaid leave)
*Staff benefit scheme - 200+ exclusive perks and discounts from leading retailers and leisure outlets

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