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Wheelchair Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Wheelchair Skills
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 per week
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Unit F2, Dorchester
£24,907 to £30,615 p.a.
06/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





The Dorset Wheelchair Service (DWS) is currently recruiting a Band 5 Wheelchair Clinician. Candidates will be considered with a degree in either Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. Further training will be available to successful candidate. This will either be in-house from our experienced team of Therapists and Rehab Engineers or from attendance at outside courses run by major wheelchair manufacturers.

The DWS provides a service to the whole of Dorset. This may include the assessment and provision for manual and powered wheelchairs as well as children's buggies and special seating. Clients may be seen at home, in clinic, at school or work environment or any other client related environment. The main base for the service is St Leonards Hospital, but this post will be based at the  satellite base in Dorchester and maybe required to work at the main base, depending on the needs of the service


Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. 

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Laura Cummings, Clinical Lead or Shona Reed, Wheelchair Service Manager on 01202 892874.