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 clinicians with a vision to develop their career, clinical expertise and interests in many areas of prosthetic care. The successful applicant will need to be capable of practising independently and have a focus on continual improvement.
We are currently seeking an experienced Prosthetist to assess clients / patients in conjunction with Physiotherapists, NHS Consultants, Doctors and other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate then provides prosthetic treatment based on best practice.
To advance the delivery of the Opcare prosthetic service by embracing evidence-based medicine and the result of Clinical audit in line with the requirements of clinical governance.
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 prosthesis 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 prosthetic treatment and the basis for actions/advice
Measuring, tracing / casting and fitting prostheses
Ensuring adequate identification of all prostheses, casts, suspensions, patterns 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 Prosthetist. 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 orthoses 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 a Prosthetist
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 or literacy & numeracy
Sound working knowledge of REHAPP
Confidential and professional
Remains calm under pressure
Flexible working style
Have full DBS clearance
Must also be fully HCPC Registered.
To apply please email your CV with a covering letter ASAP to email@example.com
For more details and additional vacancies please see our website www.abilitymatters.com