South London, London
£35 - £40 per hour
3 months ago
To work within a multi-disciplinary wheelchair service providing assessment, review, provision and training of wheelchairs and special seating to adults and children within the Local Authority.
To act as a technical specialist within the wheelchair service and to advise the wheelchair service manager within this area. To take a lead on ensuring that service and maintenance contractor follows MHRA guidance and responds to alerts appropriately.
To ensure service is kept up to date on wheelchair transportation issues and advise service manager and colleagues with regards to changes. To be responsible for services transportation guidance to service users.
To support the wheelchair service manager to monitor maintenance service contractor. To act as the services technical lead at contract meetings and future tendering exercises.
To work with service manager to undertake record keeping and clinical audits.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.1 To assess for and recommend mobility equipment for people with disabilities as part of a multidisciplinary team and independently with reference to local wheelchair services and /or national guidelines, being professionally accountable for own actions. This is to be carried out either on a domiciliary visit or at other clinical settings.
1.2 Contribute to the development and updating of wheelchair eligibility criteria, policies and procedures, service systems and core equipment lists as part of the multidisciplinary team, as well as individually writing procedures for areas of Rehabilitation Engineering activity within the service.
1.3 To maintain and update professional knowledge in order to prescribe the most appropriate equipment for individual clients with consideration for their diagnoses, social, domestic, recreational and work needs. Also their environmental and transport requirements.
1.4 To assess, design, fabricate, fit and commission custom and non-custom seating and adaptation to meet the need of individual clients.
1.5 To provide technical drawings and instructions for seating and adaptations to be manufactured and fitted by external contractors.
1.6 To carry out risk assessments to ensure the safe use of posture and mobility equipment.
1.7 To assess, analyse, diagnose and interpret equipment failures and adverse incidents before reporting to the relevant agencies and respond to national safety notices in order to ensure the continued improvement of equipment nationwide.
1.8 To monitor contractual compliance of external contractors involved in the manufacture, maintenance, supply and reconditioning of posture and mobility equipment in order to maintain a cost effective quality service to the end user.
1.9 To maintain efficient and professional clinical and technical records and administrative systems in accordance with local and NHS policies.
1.10 To be responsible for providing specialist advice to other professionals on the purchase and commissioning of specialised electronic wheelchair control systems.
1.11 To use computer skills and knowledge for retrieving, storing and communicating information. To use relevant software for programming of wheelchair control systems and diagnosis of faults.
1.12 To apply the principles of postural management to optimise comfort, mobility and function.
1.13 To take part in delivering training to colleagues within service and the trust.
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV. Please note there may be movement on the rate dependant on experience.