Job Title: Clinical Scientist or Occupational or Physiotherapist – Band 6
Salary: Band 6 - £28,050 to £36,644 per annum
Hours: 40 hours a week
Reporting to: Clinical Lead
Who we are:
AJM Healthcare is a long established provider of Wheelchair Services to the NHS and private sector. We provide an integrated outsourced wheelchair service to NHS Commissioners designed to improve quality and provide a superior service user experience while reducing costs.
It is an exciting period of growth for the company as a new service called Portsmouth Wheelchair Service will be established from 1st April 2020 to provide NHS wheelchair services including clinical assessments, specialist seating, delivery, repairs and maintenance.
Please note: As an Independent Provider (IP) AJM Healthcare have access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for all of our eligible staff working on NHS clinical contracts and any non-clinical staff who may be covered by a Direction Order.
We are pleased to announce an opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Scientist or Occupational or Physiotherapist to join our brand new Integrated Wheelchair Service (assessment, engineering and approved repairer staff all working in one service). You would be working from our service centre based in Portsmouth and conduct assessments in clinic, people’s homes, day centres or schools within the area. You will provide a high quality, service user focused assessment and prescription of manual and powered wheelchairs to maximise function and independence by modifying standard equipment and prescribing appropriate pressure relief.
You will manage your own caseload of clients who have permanent wheelchair mobility needs and postural management requirements, and will require knowledge of a range of medical conditions and physical disabilities. You will work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner. Building and maintaining key relationships with referring services, facilitating appropriate referrals and prescriptions to the service is key to this role.
You will be supported in gaining skills in advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving, complex assessment, intervention and prescription of wheelchairs, seating and pressure relieving equipment. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal empathetically with service users, relatives and carers are paramount in this position, and you will receive professional guidance from the Clinical and Service Leads.
Who we are looking for:
Working in a collaborative environment you will have knowledge of a range of medical conditions and physical disabilities. You will have skills in complex assessment, intervention and evaluation, to apply to prescription of wheelchairs, seating and pressure relieving equipment. Using clinical reasoning and problem solving, you will develop specialist skills in the role.
Post holders will engage in the supervision process, be responsible for their ongoing Continuing Professional Development, and have responsibilities in communicating their learning to colleagues. If you are enthusiastic, dynamic and a team player, this could be the position for you.
What we offer you:
ü A competitive salary in line with the NHS Agenda for Change pay bands.
ü Employer contributions into a NHS pension and existing NHS pension
ü Company mobile phone and tablet
ü Free on-site parking
ü Company sick pay
ü Competitive annual leave allocation
ü Company vehicles provided for visits
The successful candidate will receive professional guidance from the Clinical Lead and Team Manager and will be encouraged to develop to their maximum potential, in an environment that is fully supported and committed to ongoing development. You would benefit from working in