Senior Orthotist/Prosthetist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
We are recruiting for a one year fixed term Senior Orthotist/Prosthetistwho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS as part of the development of a new MSK pathway in the Community Outpatient Cluster.

The role is fixed term to initially support waiting list recovery plans but our aspirations are that this role becomes a permanent part of the team.

You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

As an Orthotist/Prosthetist with us, you will provide orthotic and prosthetic care for patients of all ages with a wide variety of presentations where provision of an orthosis or prosthesis can improve function and mobility, reduce pain and enhance quality of life.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist level orthotic care to patients with long term conditions or short-term incapacity, prescribing, fitting and supplying the most appropriate orthosis to meet patients needs.
  • To provide routine prosthetic care to patients working closely with the Prosthetic Rehabilitation Team.
  • To provide information and training to patients, carers and healthcare professionals involved in the care of service users.
  • To provide clinical supervision and support to extended role technicians, assistant practitioners and students, working closely with senior clinicians.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of orthotic and prosthetic practice gained through degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of IT software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and specialised Orthotic and Prosthetic software
  • Ability to communicate complex clinical issues to healthcare staff and patients.


  • Knowledge of specialist clinical orthotic practice, including complex presentations gained through postgraduate study, short courses and vocational training to postgraduate diploma level.
  • Knowledge of routine prosthetic practice, including multidisciplinary working within the Prosthetic Rehabilitation Team.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St. Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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