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Senior Orthopaedic (Plaster) Practitioner/Technician

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 5 Orthopaedic Plaster Technician with excellent communication skills to work as part of the Fracture Clinic team.

Fracture Clinic is a diverse, multidisciplinary environment which requires flexible and adaptable skills, an aptitude to learn and a motivation to develop your own skills.

If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys a challenge and would like to join a team who are passionate about providing high quality care to their patients, then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to give high quality care and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You will consistently ensure that a patient's privacy, dignity and psychological well-being is maintained, and at all times, the care given is patient centred.

You need to have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. We require individuals who are forward thinking, well organised and with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change.

This is a 37.5 hour post working in Fracture Clinic. The successful candidate will be responsible for assessing individual patient care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating plans of care in accordance with agreed policies and professional guidelines and providing a plastering service for the orthopaedic ward, clinics, theatres, fracture clinics and Emergency department.

Main duties of the job

  • Work autonomously undertaking holistic assessment examination in order to implement management plans for patients.
  • Use specialist knowledge and skills to provide treatment to patients attending the Plaster Room and to assist the Lead Orthopaedic Practitioner on the development of new and current services.
  • To work closely with the Lead Nurse, Managers and the Multidisciplinary Team to provide high quality and cost effective patient focused services.
  • Participate in the delivery of formal and informal teaching and act as a resource for education and development within the service
  • To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience working as a plaster technician / orthopaedic technician or within a casting / splinting clinical area


  • Knowledge of developing clinical standard for casting and splinting



  • Certified BOA Stanmore Orthopaedic Practitioner
  • 2 Years Post Qualilfication


  • Extensive background and experience in working in casting room
  • Ongoing personal / professional development



  • Understanding of current issues in casting services


  • Previous experience in teaching / training



  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions
  • Sound Clinical skills


  • Wound Management

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