Health Care Professionals 

Portsmouth
 
Full Time

Permanent 

 
About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Orthotist to join our clinical team in Yorkshire.

Your Responsibilities:
  • To interact with patients, assessing their orthotic needs and discussing them, and your ideas for meeting those needs, with your mentor.
  • Gradually build up your patient caseload, increasing it with time and experience, until you carry a full clinic covering all areas of orthotics
  • To measure accurately any patients requiring an orthosis
  • To accurately complete all orders including product specification and product codes
  • Be aware of the Company’s Quality system and ensure that all paperwork and job sheets are filled out correctly, legibly and promptly.
  • Ensure that your technical knowledge is kept up to date by maintaining current awareness of the latest techniques and componentry, and by working together with the technicians to ensure a full understanding of the manufacturing and repair processes.
  • To abide by the Company’s health and safety policy while working in the workshop, stores and plaster room ensuring your own safety and that of your colleagues.
  • The ability to take plaster of Paris casts patients accurately and quickly when needed.
  • The ability to take accurate measurements and outlines of the patient to allow easy and accurate manufacture for all types of orthoses.
  • Basic technical skills in the adaptation of various Orthoses in the clinical environment to improve the fit and function of the orthosis.
  • An understanding of the different aspects and processes involved in the manufacture of different orthoses.
  • In depth knowledge of pathologies commonly seen in Orthotic clinics, their presentation and long-term prognosis.
  • Logical and thorough assessment skills are needed to build a structured and detailed picture of the patient.
  • The ability to use assessment and examination skills to diagnose underlying pathologies, risk factors and orthotic best practice.
  • The ability to use the knowledge gained in assessment and diagnosis to prescribe an orthosis that best meets the functional needs and wishes of the patient.
  • Knowledge of materials used within Orthotics, their uses variations and the manufacturing processes involved in their use.
  • The ability to fit and supply a range of commonly prescribed orthoses
 
What we are looking for:
  • Individuals who would adhere to Steeper's values at all times and create a positive and collaborative working environment                                                                       
  • Support the business to achieve goals by supporting departmental objectives and targets                                        
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to positively communicate and build up strong working relationships with those you work with directly, and across other departments                                                                               
  • Maintain any qualifications or certifications required for your role 
How to Apply We’d love to have you on our team! To apply, please complete an application form and submit your CV below. Alternatively, download an application form and email hr@steepergroup.com
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About Steeper
 
Steeper Group is a privately-owned business that was formed over 100 years ago. Since then we have expanded across prosthetics, orthotics and accessible technology – with a focus on creating significant turning points in individuals’ lives through exceptional clinical services and award-winning products.

We are a true leader in our market. From humble beginnings, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest suppliers of Orthotic, Prosthetic and Accessible Technology products. Uniquely, we combine age-old craft skills with the latest innovations in manufacturing and materials.

Steeper’s vision is to create life’s turning points, together. We aim to do this with innovative prosthetic, orthotic and accessible technology products and services.
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