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Clinical Specialist Orthotist – Roehampton

Opcare, part of 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.

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

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

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

Working at Roehampton

Opcare has been providing the orthotic service in Roehampton since 2008 and has 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 provides specialist services for South-West London including Spina Bifida, Ponseti and spasticity, all of which the orthotic team is 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. This role is a one-year fixed term post to provide maternity cover, with the potential of extending the contract.

The role will involve working with a complex clinical case load and therefore clinical expertise in at least one area of orthotics is essential, but there will also be opportunities to develop into different specialties. The role holder will be instrumental in working with the orthotic team, consisting of clinicians, technicians, and wider NHS MDT to advance and improve the delivery of the service.

The role holder will be an integral member of the senior clinical team and will provide mentoring support to less experienced orthotists, graduates, and students.

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.
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams (MDT’s) across Queen Mary’s and St George’s Hospitals.
  • To have an area of specialist orthotic practice and interest.
  • Share your knowledge and experience with junior colleagues and offer mentorship to graduates.
  • Help coordinate and contribute to in-service training sessions.

The role holder will be a specialised Orthotist that can support development and service improvements for the betterment of patients in Queen Mary’s and St Georges Hospitals.

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



  • 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 Group is 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 ASAP to

For more details and vacancies, please see our website

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

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