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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

Senior Orthotist

Job Reference: 196-LIS5398-A

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Orthotist
Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, Crystal Palace
£45,780 - £51,393 p.a inclusive of HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our in-house Orthotics team at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

The Orthotic Department is based at Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, a purpose designed building with specialist staffing, equipment and facilities necessary for the assessment and treatment of people with disabilities. Our services include:

  • Rehabilitation Consultant-led MDTs
  • Orthotics
  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Wheelchairs and Specialist Seating
  • Assistive Technology
  • Counselling

We provide an award-winning level of service to residents across London, adjacent areas and nationally. We operate at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and several rehabilitation units and local child development centres bringing with this role a huge opportunity to be exposed to interesting and varied caseloads. Many of our clinics are held in a multidisciplinary setting and our specialities include neuro-rehabilitation, paediatrics, foot and ankle, diabetic and specialist polio KAFO clinics.

We encourage a close working environment with our Technicians in our large on-site workshop which has consistently proven to facilitate and enhance individual clinicians. The clinical team can rectify their own plaster models for which we offer full training and support but we are also committed to innovation and progressive therapy with investment and integration of the Rodin M4D Scanner and new 3D LASAR Posture technology.

As a department, we actively encourage team members to progress their careers with postgraduate training and protected Continued Professional Development (CPD) time is included within the timetable of all Orthotic clinical staff.

We are seeking a confident, motivated and driven Senior Orthotist who wishes to be challenged and to join us as in driving the department forward. They must enjoy team-working and a genuine passion for innovation and advancement of the profession is essential. The post-holder will be supported within our department structure by the Clinical Specialists and Lead Orthotist and be offered full training and development opportunities.

Applicants must be HCPC registered and preferably members of BAPO.

Closing date: 30th November 2020 at midnight

Interview date: 11th December 2020

Informal enquiries are most welcome
Christian Pankhurst - Clinical Specialist Orthotist
Tel: 0203 299 2492

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameChristian PankhurstJob titleClinical Specialist OrthotistEmail addresschristian.pankhurst@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number0203 299 2492

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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