Opcare is a private company that works in partnership with the NHS to provide Orthotic & Prosthetic Services to NHS patients.
We are currently seeking an experienced Prosthetist to join our service in Manchester. The role sits within a large team of Prosthetists providing clinical care to NHS patients in Greater Manchester. The patient portfolio of the service is varied, with challenging levels and presentations for both Lower and Upper limb amputees, including paediatrics. The service has first class on site facilities and is situated in a purpose built facility, with access to a large MDT team, including Consultants, Physios and Occupational Health.
To assess clients/patients in conjunction with Physiotherapists, NHS Consultants, Doctors and other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate
To provide treatment based on best practice, measuring, tracing/casting and fitting prostheses
To ensure prostheses issued to patients are a correct fit and functioning satisfactorily in line with patients need and prescription guidelines
To liaise with the Workshop Manager 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
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 difficulty in achieving the recommended timescales or specified requirements
Agree objectives with Manager and report regularly on progress
To practice within the code of ethics and guidelines of the HPC
To participate in continuing professional development and ensure your CPD portfolio is maintained
To participate in clinical audit
All successful applicants will need to have a strong CPD with evidence of practice and skill set in all 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.