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      Prosthetist
      Opcare

      Opcare is a private company that works in partnership with the NHS to provide Orthotic & Prosthetic Services to NHS patients. With over 30 centres across the UK and Ireland, we have a diverse and talented team who together form a national community of clinicians. We believe in supporting our staff to reach their potential, offering an excellent training and development programme, mentoring, and opportunities for career progression. Our focus is on innovation and continuous improvement in patient care and service provision.

      Role

      We are currently seeking an experienced Prosthetist to join our service in Roehampton. The role sits within a large team of Prosthetists providing clinical care to NHS patients at Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre in the Queen Mary’s Hospital.

      The patient portfolio of the service is varied, with challenging levels and presentations for both Lower and Upper limb amputees, including paediatrics. 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.

      Job Description

      • Assess clients/patients in conjunction with Physiotherapists, NHS Consultants, Doctors and other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate
      • Provide treatment based on best practice, measuring, tracing/casting and fitting prostheses
      • Ensure prostheses issued to patients are a correct fit and functioning satisfactorily in line with patient needs and prescription guidelines
      • Liaise with the Workshop Manager to address identified quality problems and assist in providing effective solutions, thus minimizing unnecessary wastage
      • Treat all users with dignity keeping them informed on their prosthetic treatment and the basis for actions/advice
      • Ensure episodes of care are carried out in a timely fashion in compliance with the specified times agreed in the contract
      • Review on a weekly basis the caseload to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made in providing prostheses in compliance to the agreed timeframe
      • Provide the manager with information where there are difficulties in achieving satisfaction either in quality of fit or in achieving the recommended timescales or specified requirements
      • Agree objectives with your Manager and report regularly on progress
      • Practice within the code of ethics and guidelines of the HPC
      • Participate in continuing professional development and ensure your CPD portfolio is maintained
      • Participate in clinical audit

      Skills/Qualifications

      All successful applicants will need to have a strong CPD portfolio with evidence of practice and skill set in all areas of Prosthetics care. Candidates must also have obtained a BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics or other suitable and appropriate qualifications, must be registered with HCPC, and ideally be a member of BAPO and/or ISPO.

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