We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinician OT/Physio to join our team in our wheelchair services in Harrow
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Opcare, part of the Ability Matters Group, operate a number of Wheelchair Services nationally, including this service in Harrow and Hillingdon, as well as being the largest supplier of prosthetic and orthotic services to the NHS and private sector in the UK and Ireland. As a company, we aim to continuously improve the services we deliver and develop those who work for us.
The Wheelchair Service offers an NHS service to all those eligible for a wheelchair to aid their long-term mobility needs. The Wheelchair Service deals with a vast array of disabilities and complex postural deformities and offers a range of equipment to both adults and children. We aim to deliver a first class service for users applying the most advanced and exciting clinical and technical solutions available to patients, in order to provide equipment in a timely manner endeavouring to get it right first time!
This position provides an ideal setting for enthusiastic clinicians with a vision to develop their career in posture and mobility services, through continuous support from the service and local, regional and national training. The successful applicant will need to be capable of practising independently and have a focus on continual improvement.
The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, prescription and supply of specialist equipment and will work individually and as a member of a highly skilled team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Engineers and support staff within the Posture and Mobility centre providing Wheelchair and Special Seating services.
The post holder will be involved in the assessment and provision of a range of specialist equipment including buggies and wheelchairs, active user wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, pressure care cushions, postural support equipment, specialist seating and associated accessories.
The post holder will actively engage in training with a drive to develop themselves, as well as having responsibility for supervision of junior staff and students, education and training and delegated service development activities
The post holder will assist and support clinical lead, service manager, regional and national clinical leads in the effective running of the department.
You will have a recognised clinical degree or diploma in a relevant field.
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and committed to maintaining continuing professional development as per HCPC registration.
You will uphold Professional Therapy and HCPC standards and act as an ambassador for the service when dealing with client and outside agencies and the general public.
You will have experience of working with clients with a range of physical disabilities and experience of medical and surgical conditions including progressive neurological conditions, spinal injury, head injury and CVA.
You will be able to use analytical/problem solving skills to formulate treatment and management plans for patients with varying needs applying clinical and evidence based reasoning.
You will be able to work with structured supervision, managing cases in a highly specialist service, using own initiative and taking responsibility for clinical reasoning and decision making.
Maintaining accurate records of clinical interventions.