lower limb prosthetics
The Team at Proactive are immensley proud to have supported the 72 nations of The Commonwealth during the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Nearly 50 members of our team and volunteers came to Birmingham to support the athletes and their coaches. More than anything we were humbled by the commitment and support from the volunteers; prosthetists, orthotists, technicians and games makers who gave their time. The rest of this article is given to sharing their inspiring teamwork and problem solving to support the Commonwealth Games para-athletes in achieving their goals and dreams.
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Due to planned development, we are looking for a well-motivated, experienced prosthetist to enhance our expanding team of specialists.
Job title: Clinical Lead 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:
- Leading the clinical team at Proactive, Godalming
- 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 in P & O (or equivalent)
- Knowledge and experience of the latest prosthetic products and techniques
- Excellent organisational skills
- Management experience preferable but not essential
- An advanced understanding of socket design and experience in fitting active users
- Competence in practical aspects and the manufacture of prostheses
- Ability to communicate and present both formally and informally to healthcare professionals and lawyers
- HCPC registered
Proactive is a private clinic, established in 2001 by founder Richard Nieveen. Proactive has recently become part of the Ability Matters Group, the largest provider of prosthetics and orthotics in the UK and Ireland, who will provide further investment in the service to facilitate growth, whilst also ensuring that the patient-centred and friendly nature of the service continues to thrive.
At Proactive we are passionate about socket design and hold this in the highest regard when making a prosthesis for our patients and constantly strive to improve results and invest in the latest cutting-edge technology. We have extensive experience with MPK and MPF devices and other advanced upper extremity functional components. Our clinical and technical teams collaborate 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.
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. Given the nature of our patient referrals we typically work with a patient group of highly motivated individuals aiming to achieve the best levels of outcome. We are also privileged to work with elite Paralympic athletes and will be supporting the Commonwealth Games this year in Birmingham having been successful in our bid to provide Prosthetic and Orthotic support.
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 two miles south of Guildford, closely linked to the A3 and 15 minutes from Junction 10 of the M25 and has good rail links to London and the South coast.
If you would be interested in joining this elite clinical team committed to giving the very best to patients, please send your CV and a covering letter to the clinical administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To arrange an informal discussion, please email Alan McDougall at email@example.com
Closing date for applications: Friday 27th May 2022
We are pleased to announce that on 20th April 2022 Proactive Prosthetics Ltd was acquired by Ability Matters Group. Ability Matters Group is an international group of companies whose principal activity is providing services that enhance the lives of those who require devices to improve their mobility and accessibility.
Whilst Proactive will continue to provide the same individual, professional and caring services we have built our reputation on, we are excited for the opportunities that Ability Matters Group offer by providing access to cutting-edge technologies and supporting the continued development of our services. The team at Proactive will remain the same and Richard Nieveen will continue to be part of the team, as well as providing specialist prosthetic support to Ability Matters Group.
|The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are finally underway and Team GB are already performing well with a number of medals won over the last few days.
At Proactive we are proud to be supporting Sophie Kamlish, Stef Reid, Richard Whitehead and Jonnie Peacock as they prepare and compete in Tokyo. We wish them well in their competitions over the coming week….
Richard Nieveen is also part of Team GB having been accredited by the British Paralympic Association as Team Prosthetist and is in Tokyo to support all of Team GB’s prosthetic needs.
The final tweaks and preparations are done and the athletes are transferring from the holding camp to the Paralympic village prior to competing in their events.
We are posting stories from Richard Nieveen, in Tokyo, on our social media and TikTok – please follow the links at the top of this page for some great insights from the holding camp and Paralympic village.
If you would like to catch some of the action here are the dates and times
Stef Reid ~ T64 Long Jump ~ Sat 28 Aug 10:42 (02:42 London time)
Sophie Kamlish ~ T64 100m
Richard Whitehead ~ T61 200m ~ Fri 3 Sep 19:42 (11:42 London time)
As concern about coronavirus deepens, the team at Proactive would like to assure all our patients and customers that we are making every effort to ensure that we can continue to provide our services to them whilst following Government and WHO guidelines.
Staff have been advised to stay at home if they or one of their household are not well and all have technical facilities in place to allow access to records and work from home as required.
Our excellent hygiene standards have been maintained and enhanced to provide the safest possible environment for all our visitors and staff.
We are able to provide our services whilst maintaining required ‘social distancing’ from staff and other visitors (other than required clinical contact).
We have so far been able to provide a clinical service for all patients who require it. This can be achieved by visiting us but we are also able to provide advice and support over the phone or by video link. Please contact us using the details below to arrange appropriate assistance.
If you have an appointment at Proactive and you are not well, we respectfully request that you contact us to re-arrange it using the contact details below.
Tel: 01252 702500
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