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      Orthotist Opcare Brighton

      Opcare, part of the Ability Matters Group, is the largest supplier of prosthetic and orthotic services to the NHS and private sector in the UK and Ireland. As a company we aim to continuously improve the services we deliver and develop those who work for us.

      The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and busy team, and be supported with local, regional and national training to develop their clinical skills to support the service. We aim to deliver a first class service for users whilst applying the most advanced and exciting clinical and technical solutions available to patients.

      This position provides an ideal setting for enthusiastic Orthotists with a vision to develop their career, clinical expertise and interests in many areas of orthotics care. The successful applicant will need to be capable of practising independently and have a focus on continual improvement.

      Job Summary:

      We are currently seeking an experienced Orthotists to join our service in Brighton. The role sits within a large team of Prosthetists and Orthotists providing clinical care to NHS patients in Brighton. The Orthotists assess clients / patients in conjunction with Physiotherapists, NHS Consultants, doctors and other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate and then provides Orthotic treatment based on best practice.

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

      • To ensure orthotic issued to patients are fitting and functioning satisfactorily and provided in a timely manner.
      • To treat all users with dignity keeping them informed on their Orthotic treatment and the basis for actions/advice.
      • Using REHAPP and CIMS, correctly record patient details and to process orders/deliveries.
      • Ensure that internal communications are kept confidential when appropriate.
      • 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.

      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.
      • Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Excellent attention to detail.
      • 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 or literacy & numeracy.
      • Sound working knowledge of REHAPP.
      • Confidential and professional.
      • Remains calm under pressure.
      • Flexible working style.
      • Have full DBS clearance.

      Qualifications:

      Either:

      • Certified Orthotist
      • HND Orthotics
      • BSc Orthotics

      Must also be fully HCPC registered.

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