Band 5 Orthopaedic Practitioner
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for an experienced plaster technician to join our friendly outpatient team in the plaster room and fracture clinics, providing a comprehensive orthopaedic and trauma plaster service for UHB NHS Trust.
The successful candidate will be a skilled plaster technician, having completed the British Casting Certificate (BCC) plaster technician course or equivalent, and work according to the Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners (AOP) and British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) code of professional practice.
If you are successful in your application to this post, you will be expected to manage and deliver on the responsibilities outlined below as well as those not included here.
To be independently responsible for the application of routine and specialist casting and select and issue appropriate walking aids, including hip spicas, functional bracing and splinting.
To advise and educate patients and their carers on all aspects of caring for their casts/splints and use of walking aids, in relation to their injury both with verbal and written information.
To give advice and information for patients seeking telephone advice and record where appropriate.
To attend wards and meet patients who are unfit to attend clinic for treatment.
To apply specialist casts in theatre following surgery as requested
Main duties of the job
Orthopaedic practitioners work in trauma and orthopaedic clinics. They may work with patients of all ages and conditions or they may specialise in, for example, children or older people
As an orthopaedic practitioner, you need to be:
confident and reassuring
able to deal with people who are upset
happy to be hands-on with patients
willing to work with messy materials
able to follow procedures
able to work quickly and carefully
able to work alone or in a team
You'll also need:
good manual (hand) skills
good communication skills
the ability to explain treatment to patients and to offer advice as appropriate
advise patients after the splint or cast has been fitted, sometimes over the phone
apply dressings to wounds
remove dressings and stitches from wounds
remove casts and splints
update patients' records
We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.
Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.
UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.
*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*
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