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Band 5 Orthopaedic Technician

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum Inclusive
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trauma and Orthopaedic Department are looking to recruit a full time Qualified Orthopaedic Technician. The successful candidate will have expereince in all plastering techiques and possession of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Casting Certificate. You will have a compassionate and caring personality, enjoy working with people and wanting to make a difference to the patients journey. This is an extremely busy department and the post holder will be expected to work in all areas of Fracture, Orthopaedic, Telephone Fracture Clinic and Specialist Paediatric Clinic (Ponseti and serial casting). The departments also attends ED, Wards and Theatres as requested. Apart from general cast applications we also use the Focus Removable Casting, Remove at Home and Total Contact techniques, as well as, various forms of splint making and Orthotic applications. You will carry out duties deemed necessary by the Lead/Senior technician to ensure adequate provision of service. This is a varied role, requiring an organised approach, attention to detail and proficient in communication and administration work. A broad theoretical and practical knowledge base is required to deliver exceptional care to patients requiring application of casts and splints whilst undergoing treatment. This post offers a great opportunity to develop new skills, as well as, updating existing, full training and support will be given where needed.

Main duties of the job

To work as a Trained Orthopaedic Technicians within a team of technicians delivering a service to Trauma and Orthopaedics, A& E, UCC, Wards, Theatres and other departments across the Trust. The postholder will provide direct and indirect care at a high level for patients in the Fracture/Orthopaedic/Paediatric Clinics, Wards/Theatres and other areas of the Trust.

As the organisation evolves, there may arise a need to adjust the tasks and /or the responsibilities of the postholder. This will be done in consultation with the post holder with the aim of mutually agreeing to any reasonable changes.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Adeyemi Kaka, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5162. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • British Orthopaedic Association Casting Certificate
  • Literacy, Numeracy and ICT GCSE A-C or equivalent


  • Evidence of research based practice.

Experience / Knowledge


  • Understanding of knowledge and skills required to develop self and team members


  • Advanced plaster applications i.e FRC, total contact, Ponseti and serial casting.
  • Ability to develop portfolio and provide evidence of on-going CPPD

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Plaster Technicians

Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, RM7 0AG



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