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Wheelchair Therapist

Job Reference: 364-4506

Employer:
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Wheelchair Service
Location:
Holly Wheelchair Service, Bishops Stortford
Salary:
£28,050 - £36,644 per ann

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award-winning, multidisciplinary Trust providing community and mental health services, learning disability and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton.

Our Trust values – compassionate, empowering and open – are embedded in how we deliver care to people in their own homes and from over 200 community and hospital based settings and our workforce is key to being able to provide the highest quality care.

In 2018 we were rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and we are working hard to achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating by 2020.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the Trust's corporates values and behaviours which are Open, Compassionate and Empowering.


Holly Wheelchair Service provides a high quality posture management and mobility service to the people of West Essex from our base in Bishiop's Stortford. We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with previous Wheelchair Service experience to join our small dedicated team.This is an innovative new post with the option of some home working if desired. Thejob will be mainly involvescreening of the more complex referrals, liaising with clients, carers and HCPs by phone to gather further information, evaluating the information to decide on the appropriate pathway for the client. Some clinical cover and attendanceat monthly team meetings will be required.

The successful applicant will be a forward thinking, enthusiastic therapist with excellent communication skills. You must be able to work autonomously whilst being an active member of the team.The service is largely paper free so good IT skills are essential. Previous experience using SystmOne would be beneficial but training will be given.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Justine Marsh justinemarsh@nhs.net or 01279 698902




PLEASE ENSURE THAT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION YOU INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES WITH BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION COVERING YOUR LAST 3 YEAR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PERSONAL OR CHARACTER REFERENCES

As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email epunft.recruitment.adverts@nhs.net and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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