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Senior Orthotists

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 per week & 22.5 per week
Job ref
Maple Place
£38,890 to £44,503 p.a., pro rata
09/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)



Are you seeking anew role in Orthotics, based in a beautiful area of the country?

We are seeking full and part time Senior Orthotists to join our community based Orthotics service at an exciting time as we develop relationships with two new Orthotic product providers. Dorset Healthcare are establishing an‘in-house service’ and this is a unique opportunity to develop and shape a brand new service model. We would actively encourage your input and ideas for service development, new ways of working, and service delivery.

Our community based service is based near to Poole Hospital and provides outpatient clinics in several sites across the county. At our main site we have a large clinic room for patient assessment and care delivery, alongside a small workshop within the department.

Working within the ‘Specialist Services’ area of Dorset Healthcare, you will have regular contact with other key teams and professionals to enable you to effectively manage your orthotic patient pathways; having close links to the Podiatry team, Physiotherapy, Diabetes and MSK services as well as the Community Pain services.

Working directly for the NHS in Dorset will offer you many benefits including

  • the chance to work with other Orthotists in the county to influence pathways and service development alongside our commissioners
  • access to education funds and apprenticeship schemes for personal development and the chance to develop new roles of Orthotic assistant practitioners
  • working in an Integrated Care System (ICS) where collaboration for patient benefit and clinical effectiveness are the heart of all we do
  • access to innovation schemes and programmes

As a Senior Orthotist you will work closely with the Orthotic service manager to shape the service and seek innovative ways of working; especially pertinent during the current recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, to offer a digitally enabled services to patients.

As a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ Community and Mental Health Trust, Dorset Healthcare supports its staff in many ways and you will find there is much to be gained from working directly for an NHS provider, such as access to lease car programmes, pension schemes and education funds.

Applicants will be a HCPC registered Allied Health Professional and hold a BSc or equivalent UK recognised qualification in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Candidates should have a broad range of experience at Band 6 level or already be working at a Band 7 role.

The successful applicant must also display a confident approach to all clinical situations, be well organised, an excellent communicator at all levels and must display an enthusiastic approach to all aspects of the role and a keen commitment to CPD.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please email (Specialist Services Manager) or (Orthotic Services Manager)