Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Orthotics Production Manager

Band 7

Main area
Prosthetics & Orthotics
Band 7
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
29/01/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


 Orthotics Production Manager

Orthotics Department, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre


The Orthotic department at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre is seeking a highly motivated individual for an opportunity to develop one of the key leadership roles within the Orthotic service. This role provides the operational management of the production and supply service in the Orthotic workshops.


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.


This managerial role will lead the team of technical and support staff in the delivery of a wide range of custom made orthoses and modifications to items and footwear. Fundamental in this job is the ability to lead the workshops in a safe and highly organized environment. This role will also be responsible for the stock management of materials, components, orthoses and other products within the service.

The post holder will contribute to service improvement with an enthusiasm to adopt modern manufacturing techniques and associated technologies. The role will work closely with the departmental team, Orthotic Service Lead or Trust management team in ensuring the delivery of operational objectives and standards.

This is a challenging post that offers a career opportunity for someone with excellent proven managerial skills ideally in engineering, manufacturing or similar environments. The ability to lead a team effectively and have good interpersonal skills in communicating at all levels within Orthotics, other linked services and the whole organisation is essential.

We therefore seek an individual who has a desire to be a key leader within our team. 

Closing Date - 29-01-18

Planned Interview Date - 16-02-18


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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Horwood, Orthotic Service Lead

Tel: 01865 227332 or paul.horwood@ouh.nhs.uk

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