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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Plaster Technician

Job Ref: 290-BS-00246-B

Salary: Band 5 30,786 - 37,841 pa inc

Hours: full-time 37.5 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Orthopaedic Plaster Technician/Casting Technician to join the fracture clinic team at Imperial College NHS Healthcare NHS Trust based at both Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospital Paddington.

We welcome applications from all appropriately and relevant experienced Orthopaedic Practitioners who hold British Casting Certificate with an ability to learn and understand new techniques and respond in emergencies.

Both sites are busy, acute teaching hospitals, delivering care for adults and children across North West London. The hospital offers some of the widest ranges of theatre specialties and is nationally recognised for its reputation for providing quality services.

The fracture clinic has been expanding its clinical capacity in recent months and this new post offers an opportunity to join ICHT at an exciting stage in its development. You will have the chance to develop your skills as part of a highly capable team where you’re guaranteed opportunities to learn and develop.

Main duties of the job

  • Apply, adjust and remove all types of casts and provide information according to agree protocols
  • To detect and initiate action for problems relating to casting and record any adverse incidents and events on the internal DATIX system.
  • To document all clinical treatment and interventions on the patients EPR
  • To attend theatre to assist with splinting/casting/braces
  • To provide wound care and removal of sutures
  • To prepare treatment areas for use and to clean up as required
  • To check and maintain cupboards and storerooms in good order
  • Fitting of simple orthotics as directed
  • To run clinics within the plaster room involving consultants, registrars, podiatrists and orthotist

 

Working for our organisation

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care.  Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.  We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.  Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.  

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

For an informal discussion please contact Evelyn Sheehan, Nurse Practitioner on email: evelyn.sheehan1@nhs.net or call 07436 055746.

Closing Date: 21 August 2022

 

Apply link: https://www.imperial.nhs.uk/careers/search-and-apply?_ts=1#!/job/v4422022

Advert review date: Aug. 31st 2022


 



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