BASIC are currently looking for a talented Computer Technician and Neuro Physiotherapist to join their team and work with their state-of-the-art virtual reality rehabilitation suite. BASIC are based in Salford, Manchester.

Launched in 1986, the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC) aims to help those suffering from life-changing brain and spinal injuries by offering pioneering rehabilitation programmes. We have been proud to work with BASIC and kit out their virtual reality suite with a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN), a C-Mill VR treadmill, and a DynSTABLE. These vacancies are a fantastic opportunity to work with world-leading rehabilitation equipment and make a huge difference to the lives of people who have experienced brain and spinal injuries. Apply via BASIC’s website.

Computer Technician

BASIC are seeking a talented Computer Technician to operate our Virtual Reality technology to assist staff in rehabilitating people recovering from brain and spinal injuries. The post holder will have responsibility for operating the virtual reality system during client rehabilitation sessions. You will be working alongside our neuro-physiotherapists and physical therapists to ensure that we provide this cutting-edge technology to its full capacity by tailoring it to the needs of individual clients.

Training will be provided by the manufacturer alongside colleagues and we will support you to gain an ‘Operator Certificate’, indicating you have sufficient knowledge to independently operate the systems safely in a clinical setting. You will use a variety of software to include CAREN software, similar graphics creation software and Vicon motion analysis software for which training will be given.

You will ensure that safety and operational checks are performed prior to client use and that safety procedures are followed while equipment is in use. Undertake daily system operation tasks; hardware overview, start-up system routine, system calibration, system shutdown. Undertake daily and monthly maintenance checks.

You will be responsible for helping to maintain the CAREN system equipment, computer interfaces and software in coordination with the manufacturer Motekforce Link protocols and with reference to BASIC’s maintenance agreement with an external organisation. You will help develop and enhance virtual reality environments for the CAREN for use in clinical rehabilitation.

Work with BASIC staff on the development of new virtual environments and protocols to incorporate use of the CAREN in rehabilitation for clients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), psychological/neurological/vestibular problems, and other injuries and disease processes.

You will assist with data processing and management of data for the CAREN. You will generate data from the CAREN sessions for purposes of reports, graphical displays or other meaningful presentation of data for clients, their representatives and for professional presentation. You will have an opportunity to network with other CAREN users, via Motek Medical Users online group, in the UK and abroad, to keep abreast of new applications or modifications of existing procedures. You may be required to travel occasionally to attend quarterly regional User Group meetings in the UK and annual Users Group meetings abroad.

This is a relatively new venture for The Brain And Spinal Injury Centre and this job description may be revised and changed as the project develops in consultation with the post holder. The project is designed to sustainable income for the charity and as such the salary level will be reviewed after the first year of the project.

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BASIC has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic neuro-physiotherapist who will deliver an innovative virtual rehabilitation programme using the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) with children and young people with an acquired brain injury. Your role will focus on work with children and young people from the ages of 5yrs to 18yrs using virtual reality.

You will provide physiotherapy assessments and re-assessments for people with acquired e.g. brain injury including stroke, head injury, brain tumour and long-term neurological conditions e.g. cerebral palsy. You will agree SMART goals with the clients parent/carer and client, agree a plan of appropriate virtual rehabilitation and deliver this using our virtual rehabilitation facilities.

You will be expected to work within the policy framework of BASIC (Brain and Spinal Injury Centre) in its provision of specialist services for people recovering from acquired brain injury or living with long-term neurological conditions by contributing to the multidisciplinary team to ensure the aims and objectives of the organisation are met. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will demonstrate a professional and proactive approach providing clinical practice and advice. You will actively participate in improving the service and support future  developments. These may include delivering presentations.

You will act in accordance with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Code of Conduct and the Health Professions Council.

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