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Senior Prosthetist – 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 fasting growing clinical service delivery companies in the UK?

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?

Job Summary:

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

The prosthetic department at Queen Marys Hospital consists of a large MDT including prosthetists, orthotists, consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a psychologist and wider referring teams. The role holder will be instrumental in working closely with the prosthetic team to advance and improve the delivery of the service.

At Roehampton, there is an emphasis on putting the patient first and a focus on improving the lives of individuals through innovation and service development.

In addition to clinical work, the successful candidate will use evidence-based practice and undertake clinical audit in line with the requirements of clinical governance.

Working at Roehampton

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

These are some of the key reasons you should work with us in Roehampton:

  • Large, diverse and collaborative prosthetic team
  • Strong MDT working
  • Inpatient and outpatient service
  • Upper limb service
  • On site workshop with skilled technicians
  • Gait lab
  • Strong research ethic
  • Gym and exercise classes with free access for staff
  • Historic Richmond Park nearby

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Use a range of shape capture methods to successfully fit and deliver prostheses in a timely manner.
  • Mentor students, graduates and clinical apprentices.
  • Support less-experienced colleagues.
  • Treat all users with dignity keeping them informed on their prosthetic treatment and the basis for actions/advice.
  • Lead by example and ensure the prosthetic clinical team is engaged with, and motivated to achieve, any patient and business-led objectives in place.
  • Support and assist the clinical lead and assistant clinical lead with reporting tasks as required.
  • Support the team to meet all KPI targets set throughout the year.
  • To liaise with the Workshop Manager to address identified quality problems and assist in providing effective solutions, thus minimizing unnecessary wastage.
  • Use IT systems such as REHAPP to correctly record patient details and to process orders/deliveries.
  • Agree objectives with your manager and report regularly on progress.
  • Practice within the code of ethics and guidelines of the HCPC.
  • Participate in continuing professional development and ensure your CPD portfolio is maintained.
  • Participate in clinical audit.

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.

 

Skills & Personal Attributes:

The position requires the job holder to possess:

  • Proven practical experience working successfully as a Prosthetist with all levels of limb difference.
  • Upper limb experience preferred but not essential.
  • Committed to the highest standards of patient care.
  • Proven experience of working within high performing, collaborative teams.
  • Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Diplomatic but also assertive as required.
  • Able 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.
  • Self-motivated and uses initiative.
  • Good standard of literacy & numeracy.
  • Confidential and professional.
  • Remains calm under pressure.
  • Have full DBS clearance.

Qualifications:

Either:

  • BSc Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist
  • HND Prosthetics

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 recruitment@am-healthcare.com

For more details and additional vacancies, please see our website https://opcare.co.uk/current-vacancies

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

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