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Clinical Lead Orthotist – Roehampton

Opcare, part of the AM Healthcare Group, is the largest supplier of prosthetic and orthotic services to the NHS. As a company we aim to continuously improve the services we deliver and develop those who work for us.

Looking to take the next step upwards in your career pathway?

Looking to join one of the fastest growing clinical service delivery companies in the UK?

Do you:

Want to join an organisation and lead a team that believes in putting the patient first and focuses on improving the lives of individuals through innovation and service development?

Want to lead a team that focuses on staff and people development?

Working at Roehampton

Opcare have been providing the orthotic service in Roehampton since 2008 and have recently been re-awarded the contract, this role is an excellent opportunity to have a key influence within the service to advance and improve the delivery of service.

The Orthotic Department is based in the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre within Queen Mary’s Hospital, where we provide inpatient, outpatient and community orthotic care for a wide variety of patients. There is a complex mix of MDTs and extended practice clinics which provides a great opportunity to be exposed to interesting and varied caseloads.

St George’s University NHS Foundation trust provide specialist services for South-West London including Spina Bifida, Ponseti and spasticity, all of which the orthotic team are an important part of.

Onsite at Queen Mary’s hospital we work closely with the gait lab team, spasticity specialist physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons and consultant neurologists for surgical planning pathways for upper and lower limbs.

There is a large on-site workshop with skilled staff providing a collaborative working approach to device design and manufacture.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking an experienced Orthotist who is looking for an opportunity to develop their career and be a part of our large and dynamic team in Roehampton.

They will act as the lead clinician and work with operational, manufacturing and administrative staff to deliver the contracted level of service along with developing the service for the betterment of patients.

The role holder will provide mentoring support to less experienced orthotists, graduates, and students; as well as guiding and supporting more experienced staff to continue their professional development

There are a wide variety of MDTs and extended practice clinics including, but not limited to:

  • In and out-patient clinics for neurological conditions
  • Paediatrics
  • Scoliosis bracing
  • Diabetic foot
  • Foot and ankle
  • Theatre casts and removal
  • Gait lab and surgical planning

Key Responsibilities:

Some of the key responsibilities the role holder will have responsibility for:

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality care for all patients and the smooth running of the service.
  • Supporting, developing, and managing the team of Orthotist
  • Clinical management and scheduling to ensure smooth clinical operation
  • Building and maintaining a good working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams (MDT’s) across Queen Mary’s and St George’s Hospitals.
  • Being a direct clinical escalation point to the NHS management.
  • Supporting and contributing to Opcare services by contributing to our national care pathways, protocols, and leadership on orthotics.
  • Working with the management and production teams to provide excellent orthotic devices as prescribed.
  • Leading on the use of newer technology and innovations e.g. systems and 3D print, to improve service delivery.
  • Share your knowledge and experience with junior colleagues and offer mentorship to graduates.
  • Help coordinate and contribute to in-service training sessions.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and busy team, and be supported with local, regional, and national training to develop their clinical and managerial 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.



  • BSc Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Certified Orthotist
  • HND Orthotics

Must also be fully HCPC Registered.

What do we offer?

  • Competitive market salary
  • Industry leading training opportunities
  • Access to innovative scanning and 3D technology
  • Management development
  • Access to UK & Global clinical conferences

AM Healthcare are an equal opportunities employer, we have a clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all operations of the group.

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to

For more details and additional vacancies, please see our website


Job Category: Orthotist
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Roehampton
Salary: Competitive

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