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Senior Orthotist – Birmingham

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.

Do you:

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?

Have access to innovative and emerging orthotic 3D print technologies?

Working in Birmingham

Opcare have been providing the orthotic service in Birmingham since 2023, this role is an excellent opportunity to have a key influence within the service to advance and improve the delivery of service.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Orthotist to join our two sites at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Across both sites we provide inpatient and outpatient orthotics care. The Children’s Hospital also provide regular clinics in specialist schools in the area. There is a growing mix of MDTs which provides a great opportunity to be exposed to interesting and varied caseloads.

Across the area you will work with inpatients and outpatients, treating an extensive range of conditions including stroke, scoliosis, neuromuscular conditions, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, OI, CTEV, OA, spinal trauma, oncology, poliomyelitis, lower limb musculoskeletal complaints and common foot pathologies. This is a highly rewarding role, where you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a clinically challenging environment.

Job Summary:

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

The role will involve working with a complex clinical case load, it will present exciting opportunities to develop clinical and leadership skillsets. The role will be instrumental in working with the orthotic team, consisting of clinicians and wider NHS MDT to advance and improve the delivery of the service.

There is an increasing list of MDTs including, but not limited to:

  • Inpatient
  • BASIS study/Scoliosis
  • Spinal Bifida
  • Foot and ankle
  • Theatre casts and removal
  • Community school clinics
  • OI

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
  • Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams (MDT’s)
  • Inputting and leading on initiatives within the centre service development plan
  • Mentoring and supervision of undergraduates and graduates.
  • Opportunity to work closely with manufacturing teams in Bradford, Sheffield and Birmingham

This role will provide an opportunity for an ambitious clinician to step into a position that will challenge them and provide opportunities to develop clinically across a range of practice areas. The role will be instrumental in helping to develop and implement service improvements for the betterment of patients in Birmingham.

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.

Qualifications:

Either:

  • Certified Orthotist
  • HND Orthotics
  • BSc 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 are an equal opportunities employer, we have a clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all operations of the group.

Please send your CV to recruitment@abilitymatters.com today for an initial chat.

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

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