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Rehabilitation Engineer Technician

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Rehabilitation Engineer Technician
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
350-COM2876079
Site
Lifehouse
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/01/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Liverpool Wheelchair Service for a dedicated band 4 Rehabilitation Engineer Technician to aid the delivery of wheeled posture and mobility for Liverpool Wheelchair Service. The position could be suitable for someone with practical engineering and healthcare experience.

The successful candidate will be required to work as part of the multidisciplinary team in assisting in the assessment, demonstration and adaptation of posture and mobility equipment to suit the individual needs of clients under the supervision of a qualified practitioner and/or the Engineering Team.

You will support the Engineering Team and clinicians in the Liverpool Wheelchair Service in providing technical expertise and advice for Liverpool Wheelchair Service using engineering principles.

We are an innovative service with a shared goal of providing a high quality service to our patients to achieve their mobility goals and enable their independence. We are looking for a forward thinking rehabilitation engineer technician who will add to the team’s dynamic approach and be committed to their own continuing professional development. An effective team player with excellent organisational and communication skills is required to work in a busy service.

You will be expected to complete assessments at clinic and in the community both independently and with support as required.

Liverpool Wheelchair Service will provide relevant training necessary to enable you to have the skills and knowledge to provide the high quality service we aim for. And there will be plenty of opportunities to gain experience in this specialist area of practice, through shadowing and learning from others.

Liverpool Wheelchair Service is a busy yet innovative team with enthusiastic staff with a good work ethic to ensure the continued development of the team and promotion of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust values.

 

Shortlisting will take place on:  26th January 2021

Interviews will take place on:  5th February 2021

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Name
Ian percy
Job title
Clinical Engineer Team Lead
Email address
Ian.Percy@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 296 7770