Current vacancies at the Trust

Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist (Wheelchair Services)

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inclusive of HCA
29/04/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Wheelchair & Special Seating Services – Specialist Therapist - Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist 

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our dedicated multi disciplinary team at our community based Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust,GSTT Wheelchair Service for adults and children. This could be a band 5 looking to progress to a Band 6 post, or a Band 6 looking to develop skills in a new area. The service is one of 4 highly specialist rehabilitation and manufacturing services for the South East London operating out of Bowley Close Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Crystal Palace and serving a population of 25,000 people with physical disabilities who require medical devices to maximise there independance. The wheelchair service 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, and Administrators. The service is primarily provided through clinics at the centre, though community visits are also required.

Previous wheelchair service experience is not required but clinical experience 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. 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 ACS, 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. The service is involved in current initiatives being run through the Department of Health and NHS England.

Whilst this is a a permanent post we would consider suitable applications from people who would wish to be considered for a secondment for a minimal period of 9 months.

Closing date: Sunday 29th April 2018 at midnight
Interview date: w/c 14th May 2018 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For an informal visit or more information about the post please contact Meg Bodycoat Clinical Lead Therapist on 020 3049 7760.

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7188

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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