Orthotic Technician

      If you are looking to…

      • Develop your career in a forward-thinking and fast-moving environment
      • Benefit from shared learning and training opportunities
      • Join a nationwide technician community of mobility specialists

      Then Opcare might be for you!

      Opcare, part of the international healthcare company Ability Matters Group, is one of the largest suppliers of artificial limb services to the NHS in England. The company is now looking to recruit an Orthotic Technician at its prosthetic/orthotic clinical and manufacturing contract situated at Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton. This is located within the main rehabilitation unit in the lower ground floor of the hospital, providing a manufacturing and clinical base for both prosthetic limbs and orthotic appliances.

      In principle, the role is to fabricate, maintain, and repair orthoses according to specifications:

      Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

      • Repairs/Adjustments of orthoses
      • Manufacture of orthoses to specification
      • Use modern tools and special materials to develop orthoses
      • Pay careful attention to detailed instructions

      Previous experience is not essential as full in-house training is provided. It is desirable that applicants have workshop/practical skills and an understanding of health and safety. Experience working with plastics/resins and vacuum forming techniques would also be an advantage as would an interest in CAD/CAM.

      We’re looking for an enthusiastic and can-do team member who can:

      • Demonstrate good levels of practicality/manual skills
      • Organise and prioritise workload
      • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
      • Be able to relate to people of all ages and physical disability
      • Be attentive to quality standards/have an eye for detail

      Opcare is a progressive company offering excellent training and development. Starting salary will depend on experience with opportunities to progress.
      As an organisation we aim to develop people to their full potential and allow the progression that talented hard working people deserve.

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