Orthopaedic Practitioner

The closing date is 30 September 2023

Job summary

Job Title: Plaster Technician (Orthopaedic Practitioner)
Grade: Band 5
Trust: Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Location: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX
Ward/Dept: Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Shift Pattern: Monday Friday, 9am 5pm

The Role

We are looking for an experienced plaster technician to join our friendly outpatient team in the plaster room and fracture clinics, providing a comprehensive orthopaedic and trauma plaster service for the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
The successful candidate will be a skilled plaster technician, having completed the British Casting Certificate (BCC) plaster technician course or equivalent, and work according to the Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners (AOP) and British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) code of professional practice.

Main duties of the job

The Responsibilities

If you are successful in your application to this post, you will be expected to manage and deliver on the responsibilities outlined below as well as those not included here, call today to discuss further:
To be independently responsible for the application of routine and specialist casting and select and issue appropriate walking aids, including plaster jackets, cast bracing, frog casting, hip spicas, functional bracing and splinting.
To advise and educate patients and their carers on all aspects of caring for their casts/splints and use of walking aids, in relation to their injury both with verbal and written information.
To provide emotional and practical support of parents and carers of children in long term casts for various orthopaedics and congenital conditions.
To give advice and information for patients seeking telephone advice and record where appropriate.
To attend wards and meet patients who are unfit to attend clinic for treatment.
To apply specialist casts in theatre following surgery as requested

About us

Here at NHS Professionals, we run England’s largest NHS staff bank and are experts at putting people in places to care. Every year we help thousands of dedicated and highly skilled NHS workers enjoy better career opportunities, more flexible shifts, and a healthier work-life balance across our partnered Trusts.
Career Progression access to Learning & Development opportunities, so that you can take on new roles and challenges
Work-life Balance flexible shifts, committed shifts, wellbeing resources and build paid annual leave
Opportunity & Access over 50 partner NHS Trusts to give you the flexibility of choice to work how and where you want

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached a copy of the full job description under the supporting documents section for this job advert, this has been provided by the hiring manager.

Person Specification



British Casting Certificate (BCC) plaster technician course or equivalent
Demonstrates experience of autonomous working
Clinical experience post BCC qualification
Prior experience of working with the public

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.
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

NHS Professionals Limited

Princess Alexandra Hospital
Hamstel Road
CM20 1QX

Employer’s website
https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)