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Orthopaedic Practitioner/plaster room technician

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inc
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a exciting opportunity to join the team at Barts health orthopaedic centre (BHOC) as a orthopaedic practitioner/plaster room technician (band five). BHOC is a nationally recognised orthopaedic centre delivering the highest care and customer service to a widely diverse patient population

Main duties of the job

The role of orthopaedic practitioner/plastering technician is a key specialist role. You would be working in our specifically designed plaster room located in BHOC fracture clinic. Catering for a range orthopaedic patients who require external support to aid their recovery e.g. POP, back slabs, splints. On occasions you may be asked to visit one of our inpatient wards to do the same.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Ponsetti Course


  • Mentorship course



  • Ability to work with all disciplines
  • Articulate with good communication skills both written and oral
  • Precise and methodical in working practice
  • Work under own initiative
  • Good organisational skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of evidence based practice and its implication
  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required and good attendance

Personal and people development


  • Ability to self reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them


  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests



  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability communicate effectively, both written and oral


  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate

Specific requirements


  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements
  • Caring manner with an understanding disposition and be interested and committed to caring for people from any type of cultural background
  • Diplomacy
  • Prepare to adhere to and enforce hospital uniform policy
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham Hospital


E13 8SL

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