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Prosthetist

Job title: Clinical Prosthetist

Location: Godalming, Surrey

Salary: Competitive, dependant on experience, including relocation assistance if necessary.

ProActive Prosthetics is a private facility that has established an enviable reputation as a centre of excellence, working with individuals who have suffered complex and traumatic amputation. The clinic is highly patient focussed with the cultivation of a friendly and relaxed experience, allowing patients to attain their full potential through the rehabilitation process.

We are looking for a well-motivated, experienced clinical prosthetist to join our expanding team of specialists.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Management of complex traumatic patients
  • Working to the highest standard with responsibility for the complete process of patient care
  • Casting and rectifying of all levels of upper and lower limb amputation
  • Participation as a key member with in the MDT
  • Expert witness report preparation for Medico-Legal Cases

 

Required Qualifications and Experience include:

  • Honours degree (or equivalent) in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Knowledge and experience of the latest prosthetic products and techniques
  • Advanced level of understanding of socket design
  • Competence in practical aspects and the manufacture of prostheses
  • An interest in sports prosthetics
  • Ability to communicate and present both formally and informally to healthcare professionals and lawyers
  • HCPC registered and (preferred) BAPO membership

 

ProActive is a private clinic, established in 2001. We are passionate about socket design and hold this in the highest regard when making a prosthesis for our patients using cutting edge technology, including new manufacturing materials and techniques such as prepreg carbon. We have significant experience with MPK and MPF devices and other advanced functional components. Our team works closely with each other offering peer to peer support. As a company we offer full support with the training needs of our staff and support CPD activities on a weekly basis.

We work as part of an MDT led by a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, the team includes physio, OT, Clinical Psychologist and Exercise Rehab Instructors. We also work as part of a surgical group offering amputation, revision surgery and pain management.

We typically work with a patient group of highly motivated individuals with limb loss as a result of trauma. We are also privileged to work with elite Paralympic athletes and support most of the current track and field team in their preparation for Tokyo 2021

Our purpose-built facility enjoys a beautiful riverside setting close to the town centre. Godalming is a small town centred in the heart of the Surrey countryside 2 miles south of Guilford, closely linked to the A3 and 15 minutes from Junction 10 of the M25.

If you would be interested in becoming part of this elite clinical team committed to giving the very best to their patients, please send your CV and covering letter to:

To arrange an informal discussion, please email Richard Nieveen richard@proactiveprosthetics.co.uk

Technicians

This position is now filled - to register interest in future opportunities please send an email to:
clinic@proactiveprosthetics.co.uk

Job title: Prosthetic Technician

Location: Godalming, Surrey

Technicians

Job title:             Prosthetic Technician

Location:            Godalming, Surrey

Salary:                Competitive, dependant on experience

Summary

ProActive Prosthetics is a private facility that has established a great reputation as a centre of excellence, working with individuals who have suffered complex and traumatic amputation. It is also the go to clinic for the large majority of the Team GB Paralympic squad.  ProActive is all about the patient, and offers a friendly and relaxed experience, allowing patients to attain their full potential through their rehabilitation process.

As a clinic we are expending and looking to employ a new member of staff in a newly created role to help in the manufacturing processes involved in making a prosthetic limb. This role will be a trainee position with no previous experience needed, however any background in basic engineering would be desired.

Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team who is keen to learn the new and unique skills on manufacturing a prosthetic limb.
Good communication skills are a must in this role will involve working closely with the clinicians that will be fitting the prosthetic legs and arms, also some contact with our clients will be necessary.
Some basic tool and hand skills will help in this role as most of the tasks will involve draping plastic, manufacturing with carbon fibre and assembling the nuts and bolts of todays very modern prosthetic limbs.
A basic knowledge of health and safety is necessary, however specific training on this will be provided in house.

Roles and responsibilities 

  • Learning and understanding the types of materials used and the appropriate application to prosthetic hardware.
  • Learning and understand the range of modelling and manufacture techniques to include vacuum forming with thermoplastic materials and the lamination of sockets using GRP and carbon fibre.
  • Safe use of manufacturing machinery and equipment used in the manufacture and repair of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Keeping stock of items in the workshop and replenishment.

 

Desired Qualifications / Experience

This position would suit an individual who has completed a level 2 City and Guilds engineering apprenticeship qualification and has a knowledge of using machine tools.

Previous experience in prosthetic manufacture is not essential as in-house training is provided. It is important the applicant understands workshop and practical skills and understanding of Health and Safety in a workshop environment.

Experience with laminating and the use of resins, fiberglass and composite materials such as carbon fibre would be an advantage.

This position would not be suitable for a graduate level engineer as it is a craft skills role, based in our workshop.

For more info about this exciting and unique opportunity please send an email with your CV to clinic@proactiveprosthetics.co.uk