Rehabilitation Engineer Trainee post.
Would you like a rewarding career which uses your engineering and problem solving skills to help people with disabilities? Then why not consider becoming a Rehabilitation Engineer within our Wheelchair and Specialist Seating Service.
Rehabilitation Engineering is the use of engineering principles to develop technological solutions and devices to assist individuals with disabilities. Wheelchair Service based Rehabilitation Engineers work with Therapists to select the wheelchair and seating that will achieve the best mobility, support and comfort for people with long term disabilities. They may design, assemble or adjust the seating and wheelchair to meet individual needs.
If you already have a background in Engineering, but want to use it in a new setting, this could be the role for you.
We are looking to recruit a trainee Rehabilitation Engineer to join our team. The successful candidatewill be fully funded to study for a BSc inHealthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering)(Level 6) at The University of the West of England whilst working with the service. This will either be through a degree level apprenticeship or through the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) Clinical Technologist training scheme, depending on existing qualifications and circumstances.
The post holder will start under the training contract provision of Band 5. Post qualification, the successful candidate would work within the service at Band 6. The job will primarily be based at The Bristol Centre for Enablement (near Filton) but will include travel to NHS sites around the region and to see clients in their own homes.
We are looking for someone who is hardworking, quick to learn, a problem solver and a good communicator! This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person who will have their university qualification fully funded (UWE route) whilst working and gaining experience in the service. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs including maths and English at grade 4 or above and a minimum of 2 A levels including maths and a science or engineering subject at grade C or above.
For further details of the degree course search forHealthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering)on UWE.ac.uk
For further details of the IPEM Clinical Technologist training scheme see their website: