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Rehabilitation Engineer - Band 6

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Wheelchair Service
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Bristol Centre for Enablement
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
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We are looking for Rehabilitation Engineers to join our dynamic team of Rehabilitation Engineers and technical staff working for North Bristol Trust. The posts will be based between The Wheelchair and Special Seating Service, at Bristol Centre for Enablement (BCE)  at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol and the Gloucestershire Wheelchair Assessment Service, at the Independent Living Centre in Cheltenham.

Candidates will need to be registered on the Register of Clinical Technologists as a Rehabilitation Engineer, or The Academy for Healthcare Science Register as a Rehabilitation / Clinical Engineer or the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist, hold an HNC or equivalent minimum, BSc/ BEng or above preferred in a relevant subject such as Rehabilitation Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate sound engineering and technical skills ad knowledge.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, with a confident, professional attitude and the ability meet any training requirements of the post. Teamwork with other technical staff and the therapy team is an important element of this role. The role requires accurate assessment and prescription of wheelchairs, seating and accessories to clients individual requirements. The ability to work independently to problem solve clients requirements is essential. A full driving license is required to enable travel around the area covered by the service. This post will give a wide variety of working situations and client groups.

Full time hours would be preferred but part time hours and flexible working will be considered on an individual basis.

Relevant experience working in a wheelchair and seating service is preferred but not essential.

The candidate may be appointed as a Trainee Advanced Practitioner (band 6: Annex 21) initially, if not all components of the expected competencies and experience are fulfilled at time of appointment. The candidate will then progress to a B6 once all components are fulfilled. This is expected within 6 months to 1 year following appointment. Full support and a training framework will be given.

North Bristol NHS Trust is a progressive and ambitious teaching and research organisation, and a specialist regional centre for major trauma, neurosciences, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services. With a turnover of £550m and 9,000 staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. We are working together to create the environment for exceptional healthcare – our acute services moved into the brand new, £430 million state of the art Brunel Building in May 2014. This 800 bed hospital at the Southmead site offers patients single rooms with en-suite facilities, greatly improving privacy and dignity and helping to control the spread of infections. We are currently undergoing one of the largest transformation programmes in the NHS, at the heart of what we do is a caring and compassionate workforce.

  • NBT employs over 8000 employees
  • One of the largest hospital trusts in the UK - £532 Million Annual turnover
  • Service a local population of around 1 Million
  • Centre of Excellence for healthcare in the South West in a number of fields
  • Regional Specialist Centre for Neurosciences, Renal, plastics, Vascular, Orthopaedics, Urology and Major Trauma.

Bristol has again been named as the UK’s most desirable location in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide. Described as “a small city that feels like a big city” it was praised for being “handily placed for seaside and scenery” but “hardly cut off” “cool, classy and supremely creative”

NBT is located in North of Bristol City centre, close to the M4/M5 junction at Almondsbury and Bristol Parkway railway station, we have excellent communication and transport links to all points North, South, East and West – the countryside and the seaside are within an easy commute.

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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

Kirsty-Ann Cutler
Job title
Clinical Manager
Telephone number
0117 414 4900
Additional information

Bristol Centre for Enablement

Highwood Pavillions

Jupiter road



BS34 5BW