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  We're recruiting Orthopaedic Practitioners / Plaster Technicians!

Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Sidra Medical and Research Centre is an ultra-modern facility which will set new standards in patient care for women and children in Qatar, the Gulf region, and internationally.

Sidra’s vision is to become a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top academic medical centres in the world. Our mission is to provide patients with world class healthcare services in an innovative and ultra-modern facility specially designed to promote healing. Sidra is very committed to the development of its staff through continuing education and training.

Sidra is looking for highly motivated and exceptionally skilled Orthopaedic Practitioners / Plaster Technicians.

Job Overview:

The Orthopaedic Practitioner / Plaster Technician provides care and support to patients by performing procedures such as the application, adjustment and removal of casts, splints and braces, assembling and fitting traction apparatus, fitting and provision of crutches for mobility and wound management. The incumbent works across the hospital within Inpatient units, Emergency Departments, Surgery, and Outpatient clinics to provide high level care as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Cast Technology or equivalent

  • 2+ years of relevant experience which includes:

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in care, application, and safe removal of cast’s specialized to paediatric orthopaedics (e.g. hip spica, Ponseti casts, etc.) and Emergency trauma.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in application of specialized braces including Pavlik Harness, Hip Abduction braces, Clubfoot Foot Abduction Orthosis (FAO), etc.

  • Demonstrated experience of wound care.

  • Interpretation of X-rays.

  • Experience working with disabled or injured populations.

  • Experience in training individuals in the use of gait aids

  • Certification / Licensing as a cast technician in country of origin.

To apply please register your interest with us at the following email address:

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Advert review date: November 3rd 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Senior Plaster Technician at the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust Hospital.

The post holder will be part of the Fracture clinic & Outpatient team and will be expected to work as an autonomous practitioner, providing all aspects of plaster techniques and support to outpatient clinics/satellite community clinics/ Orthopaedics theatres.

The successful candidate will have a current valid Stanmore Certificate and extensive background and experience working in a plaster room.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

View the Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

Applications please email: Annette Deasy


Advert review date: October 22nd 2017



This page last updated: 08 October 2017

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