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      Orthotist – Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells

      Job role summary

      We have an exciting opportunity for an Orthotist to join our team in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

      Crispin Orthotics has recently become part of the international healthcare company Ability Matters Group, one of the largest suppliers of artificial limb, orthotic, and posture and mobility services to the NHS in England. We consistently deliver a first class service for users, whilst applying the most advanced and exciting clinical and technical solutions available to patients.

      The role is primarily to service our NHS contract in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, undertaking clinical assessments, fitting, and supplying orthoses and contributing towards providing an efficient and effective service. However, there will also be the opportunity to develop your skills and career by being involved in Crispin Orthotics’ service development projects.

      The successful candidate will join the Crispin Orthotics team in ensuring we continue to provide excellent care and service and will have access to the latest technology including 3d scanning and 3d printing with training and support provided if required.

      This role requires a flexible, innovative clinician interested in developing and implementing new technologies into clinical practice as we are currently expanding our Additive (3D printed) product portfolio.

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks

      • To ensure that that users provide sufficient information so that their understanding and expectations are targeted to gain the maximum benefit from their treatments.
      • To ensure orthoses issued to patients are fitting and functioning satisfactorily and provided in a timely manner.
      • To liaise with the Workshop Manager / DQA to address identified quality problems and assist in providing effective solutions, thus minimizing unnecessary wastage.
      • To treat all users with dignity keeping them informed on their orthotic treatment and the basis for actions/advice.
      • Measuring, tracing / casting and fitting orthosis.
      • Ensuring adequate identification of all orthosis and patients’ items etc at all times.
      • Completing and processing Measure Charts / Worksheets with relevant details, ensuring accurate limb codes are recorded.
      • Using REHAPP and CIMS, correctly record patient details and to process orders/deliveries.
      • Ensure episodes of care are carried out in a timely fashion in compliance with the specified times agreed in the contract. This is the clear responsibility of the Orthotist.  Any deviations from these times are appropriately recorded.
      • Review on a weekly basis the caseload to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made in providing orthosis in compliance to the agreed time frame.
      • Provide the manager with information where there are difficulties in achieving satisfaction either in quality of fit or difficulty in achieving the recommended timescales or specified requirements.
      • Minimise wastage of NHS or company funding by ensuring that products are ordered correctly. If there is a product that is deemed not to be suitable ensure that the product is not damaged and that the packaging is available in order for a refund to be claimed.
      • Ensure that internal communications are kept confidential when appropriate.
      • Agree objectives with Manager and report regularly on progress.
      • To practice within the code of ethics and guidelines of the HCPC.
      • To participate in continuing professional development and ensure your CPD portfolio is maintained.
      • To participate in clinical audit.
      • An excellent appreciation of customer needs and how best to articulate how Opcare can meet those needs.

      Skills & Personal Attributes

      The position requires the job holder to possess:

      • Proven practical experience working successfully as an Orthotist.
      • Committed to the highest standards of patient care.
      • Proven experience of working within high performing teams.
      • Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
      • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships internally and externally.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Excellent attention to detail.
      • Diplomatic but also assertive as required.
      • Able to prioritise, plan and organise efficiently and work with multiple conflicting priorities.
      • Robust judgement and ability to make sound decisions quickly and effectively in complex situations.
      • Collaborative and collegiate style.
      • Self-motivated and uses initiative.
      • Attitude of continuous improvement.
      • Good standard of literacy & numeracy.
      • Sound working knowledge of REHAPP.
      • Confidential and professional.
      • Remains calm under pressure.
      • Flexible working style.
      • Have full DBS clearance.

      Qualifications:

      Required:

      • HCPC Registered

      Either:

      • Certified Orthotist
      • HND Orthotics
      • BSc Orthotics

      What we can offer

      • Competitive Salary
      • Car allowance
      • Incremental holiday allowance starting at 33 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
      • HCPC registration fees paid
      • Refer a friend incentive scheme
      • Continuing professional development
      • Opportunity to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and exposure to different clinics
      • Ongoing internal and external training and courses

       

      To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@abilitymatters.com today for an initial chat. Ability Matters Group Limited are an equal opportunities employer, we have a clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all operations of the group.

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