Trainee Orthopaedic Practitioner
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 4 to work towards obtaining the British Casting Certificate and to become an Orthopaedic Practitioner rotating between our Orthopaedic Outpatients and Plaster Room at Yeovil District Hospital.
On successful completion of your training you will progress to a Band 5 Orthopaedic Practitioner.
Main duties of the job
To learn how to apply casts to patients as directed by Orthopaedic Practitioners. To work towards the BOA/RCN[SOTN]/AOT Casting Techniques Certificate. To learn the correct way to hold limbs whilst a cast is be applied. To learn the application of Casts/Back slabs/splints and the use of the plaster saw for removal of cast under supervision by an Orthopaedic Practitioner. To undertake clinical tasks, specimen collection and testing, capillary blood sugars for identified patients. To carry out aseptic procedures. To undertake simple dressings and obtain wound swabs. To assist with personal care, skins care, dressing/undressing and preparation of food as part of a rehabilitation programme. To provide emotional and physical support to patients. To document/record accurately all aspects of nursing/casting tasks undertaken, as delegated by Orthopaedic Practitioner/Staff Nurse. To have a understanding of ordering work based supplies and stationery and for maintaining stocks within the plaster room. To be responsible for filing patient records. To provide and receive routine and sensitive information, with multi-disciplinary teams, agencies and patients or carers. To attend staff meetings as required. To understand and recognise their limitations within the department. To work with the Clinical lead and the Department managers to ensure that the processes and systems are implemented to ensure that safe, effective and high quality care are delivered to children and adults.
Yeovil District Hospital is now part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!
For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
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