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      Prosthetists and Orthotists – Opcare (nationwide)

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

      It is a challenging time at the moment, but we are already planning for how we develop further at the end of the Coronavirus crisis. Our clinical and technical teams continue to work within services across the UK to support services users, on improvement projects and / or are temporarily redeployed into the NHS. We are very proud of our employees and want to continue to grow as an organisation by recruiting likeminded individuals.

      The successful candidates 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.

      These positions provide an ideal setting for enthusiastic clinicians with a vision to develop their career, clinical expertise and interests in many areas of prosthetic or orthotic 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 Orthotists and Prosthetists to join our services. We have many services across the UK, and we are seeking to recruit clinicians in a number of different regions including the North West, Midlands, London and the South West. The roles will vary, but most will sit within a large team of Prosthetists or Orthotists providing clinical care to NHS patients. The clinicians assess service users / patients in conjunction with Physiotherapists, NHS Consultants, Doctors and other members of the multi-disciplinary team as appropriate and then provide prosthetic or orthotic treatment based on best practice.

      Key responsibilities and tasks

      • Ensure devices issued to patients are fitting and functioning satisfactorily and provided in a timely manner.
      • Treat all users with dignity keeping them informed on their prosthetic/orthotic treatment and the basis for actions/advice
      • Use Trust and/or Opcare systems, correctly record patient details and process orders/deliveries
      • Ensure that internal communications are kept confidential when appropriate
      • Practise within the code of ethics and guidelines of the HCPC
      • Participate in continuing professional development (CPD) and ensure your CPD portfolio is maintained
      • Participate in clinical audit

      Skills and personal attributes

      The position requires the job holder to possess:

      • Proven practical experience working successfully as a Prosthetist / Orthotist.
      • Committed to the highest standards of patient care.
      • Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Excellent attention to detail.
      • Ability 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.
      • A collaborative and collegiate style.
      • Self-motivation and ability to use initiative.
      • An attitude of continuous improvement.
      • A good standard or literacy & numeracy.
      • A confidential and professional approach.
      • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
      • A flexible working style.
      • A full DBS clearance.

      Qualifications

      Either:

      • Certified Orthotist and/or Prosthetist
      • HND Orthotics and/or Prosthetics
      • BSc Orthotics and/or Prosthetics

      Must also be fully HCPC registered.

      If you would like to have a chat in confidence prior to applying with one of our Clinical Management team, please contact us via recruitment@abilitymatters.com.

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