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Orthotic Technician

Band 4

Main area
Prosthetics & Orthotics
Band 4
Full time 37.5
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum pro rata
30/06/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Orthotic Technician, Orthotics Department

Full Time 37.5 Hours per week.

A4C Band 4


The Orthotic department at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre is seeking an organised technically astute individual for the role of Orthotic Technician within the production team.

The role comprises of the fabrication of a wide range of bespoke medical devices ‘Orthoses’. Relevant   experience within in a similar environment would be desirable.


The Orthotic department has a large clinical and workshop facility in a purpose built facility which uses a variety of manufacturing techniques including some CNC technology where we manufacture or process 11,000 items per year. A core function to the service is the integrated working practices between skilled technicians and orthotists in delivering outcomes within compassionate excellence to our service users. The department is well respected in the profession for its orthotic service delivery.


The post holder will be able to demonstrate articulate hand skills with an attention to detail while working under pressure to meet the departments fixed lead times.

The post holder will be working as part of an established multi-skilled production team and will be expected to work within any area of the department as required.


The Orthotic service provides the assessment and provision of equipment and on-going care for individuals requiring external bracing supports. This is a key role within the Production department and would suit a technically efficient person with good hand, machine and manufacturing skills. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team working closely with technical clinical and administrative staff alike. The post holder will need to be able to work independently as well as functioning as part of a team.

Prospective short listed candidates will be invited to undergo a practicable skills evaluation as part of the interview process. Personal protective equipment will be provided for this. 


Closing - 30/06/2019

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For information please contact Arron Jones, Orthotics Production Manager (01865 227954) or arron.jones@ouh.nhs.uk