Wheelchair Therapist (OT/Physiotherapist)

Band 6

Main area
Community Physical Disabilties Service
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
04/07/2018 23:59

Bedfordshire Community Health Services are provided in partnership by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust.

This role is for an ELFT position within Bedfordshire Community Health Services.

ELFT is making a positive difference to thousands of people's lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover.

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

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Bedfordshire and Luton Wheelchair Service

Wheelchair Therapist

(Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist)

Band 6: £26,565 - £35,577 pa

Hours: Full Time/Part Time/Job Share

Base: Bedfordshire and Luton Wheelchair Services, Steppingley Hospital Bedfordshire

Our team is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to 37.5 hours per week within our team of therapists, technicians, specialist engineers and support staff at the Bedfordshire and Luton Wheelchair Service.

The Wheelchair Service assesses for and provides specialist wheelchairs and associated seating for clients of all ages with any condition which impairs their ability to walk.

The post holder will be responsible for a complex caseload, including powered wheelchairs, active users, bespoke seating and pressure care; and will have the opportunity to develop skills in postural management. The post holder will also be required to supervise and support other team members and students.

You should have established therapy skills, some of which should be in the physical field, with experience in specialist wheelchair prescription. A clinical background in either neurology or paediatrics is desirable.Ability to travel throughout the county is essential due to community focus of job.

Working in this busy service we can offer:

  • Full induction
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • Regular individual supervision and group reflective practise
  • Continuing professional development opportunities
  • A varied and challenging caseload
  • Supervision and training of students




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are interested and want to know more please contact: -

Sarah Sherwood, Team Lead Tel: 01525 631 349 or 07957 663225

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158