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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join the team at GSTT Wheelchair Service. The Wheelchair Service, which is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, provides a comprehensive wheelchair, posture and seating service to the local population of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. The successful applicant will join our established multidisciplinary team which includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Technical Instructors, Rehabilitation Engineers, Administrators and a Rehabilitation Consultant. The service is primarily provided through clinics at the Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, Crystal Palace, though community visits are also required.
Previous wheelchair service experience is not required but a clinical background in either neurology, paediatrics or community work would allow you to utilise transferable skills. Development of knowledge in the equipment used will be well supported by the senior clinical and engineering team. A position with the team offers an opportunity to develop your clinical skills in all areas of postural and mobility assessments and related equipment prescription. A flexible but organised approach is required to meet the varied needs of the client group. The service is provided to paediatric and adult clients. Clinicians within the Wheelchair Service are responsible for the assessment and prescription of paediatric buggies, standard and active user wheelchairs, specialist wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, associated postural seating and custom made seating.
GSTT Wheelchair Service is unique in that we manufacture our own customised seating and undertake speciality controls assessments. The service is part of a Regional Rehabilitation Centre and as such we work very closely with the Assistive Communication Service, Prosthetics and Orthotics Services. We are an innovative and dynamic team that can support your training needs through our in-service training programme and attendance to relevant external courses.
Closing date: 21st August 2018 at midnight
Interview date: 18th September 2018
For an informal visit or more information about the post please contact:
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