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Band 4 Wheelchair Service Assistant Practioner

Job Description

Birmingham Wheelchair Service are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill this exciting new role. The successful applicant will support the clinical team of Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Engineers to assess for and provide safe and effective wheelchair seating, including independently issuing and fitting wheelchair equipment and accessories and training users and carers in the use of equipment

Applicants must have prior experience or working with people with disabilities and of using specialist disability equipment

Please direct enquiries to Janet Mealey ,Senior Occupational Therapist on  ( Phone number removed )  or Clive Brotherton ,Senior Rehabilitation Engineer on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Following the Francis inquiry and Cavendish recommendations Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust require all clinical bands 1-4 to complete a job specific induction. This will include the completion of the Care Certificate (if not completed already) within 12 weeks of induction which is essential to your job role.


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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust aims to support and afford all our employees the maximum opportunity to develop their careers and actively encourage applications from internal staff.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry.

The 2014 Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection found BCHC to be well led, effective, responsive, caring and safe, rating the Trust as ‘good’ overall. Employees were praised for their caring and compassionate nature. If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st September 2015 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be met by the Trust.

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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.

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