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Technical Instructor in York at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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Job Description

Technical Instructor

Location: York

Salary: competitive

Job Type: full time, permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week- Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30

Blatchford is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. We design and manufacture the multi award-winning Endolite range of lower limb prostheses and provide clinical services to the NHS, military and patients internationally. With 128 years of innovation and expertise behind us, we produce the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a Technical Instructor, to join our busy Wheelchair service in York and support in the delivery of an outstanding clinical service.

If you are currently working as a Technical Instructor or a Therapy Assistant but you are looking for a new challenge in an interesting and rewarding clinical area then this role might be ideal for you!

About the Technical Instructor role:

You will work closely with a strong multi-disciplinary team to deliver an exceptional patient led service to wheelchair users throughout the region, supporting clinicians and delivering effective solutions and interventions to a variety of patients to meet their individual needs. 

Responsibilities of the Technical Instructor:

  • Working within appropriate guidelines and upon direction of the occupational therapist/ wheelchair clinician to deliver wheelchair solutions and clinical interventions which meet the service users individual needs
  • Supporting the clinicians to manage a caseload of patients, liaising with service users to identify their individual needs and implementing appropriate solutions, within given timeframes.
  • Working closely with the technical team to ensure wheelchairs are repaired and modified appropriately.
  • Ensuring patient records are maintained and providing typed reports of assessments and handovers carried out, as necessary, guaranteeing that all reports written by self, supervisees or students are to an acceptable standard.
  • Using specialist techniques for the handling of patients with physical and cognitive needs and appropriate techniques or precautions when treating/handling patients presenting with behaviours and/or mental health needs
  • Providing appropriate education to patients and carers in order to encourage patient participation in the management of their condition.
  • Taking an active role in developing and promoting the wheelchair service within the organisation, having an awareness of local and national initiatives impacting on the wheelchair services and maintaining a strong, current theoretical knowledge base, keeping up to date with all developments associated with postural management and mobility equipment

Requirements of the Technical Instructor:

As a Technical Instructor with Blatchford, you will be a strong communicator, and have a flexible and caring approach. You will be methodical and have good organisational skills, particularly when working to varying deadlines, and you will be a proactive individual, who is passionate about delivering an excellent service, to best meet the needs of our patients. You will be excited to develop your skills within a professional service setting.

Previous experience of working in a role as a Technical Instructor or Clinical/Therapy assistant preferably from a relevant clinical area is highly beneficial, although we welcome applications from Technical Instructors or Clinical/Therapy assistants from any background who are looking to further develop their knowledge and experience.

In return we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop within a successful wheelchair service. 

Feel you meet the above criteria of this Technical Instructor role? Apply now!