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Job summary

Main area
outpatients / orthopaedics
Band 5
Fixed term: 6 months to cover sickness absence,
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£24,907 - £30,605 Per annum pro rata
13/07/2020 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Orthopaedic technician

Band 5

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care


We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.


We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


Our Plaster Room, currently based in Outpatient services at Stepping Hill Hospital provides Orthopaedic treatments for both adult and paediatric patients within the Outpatients department as well as patients within the wider organisation, including wards and theatres. We are seeking to recruit to two temporary positions which are key to our plan to deliver an excellent standard of care of treatment to users of our service.

Band 5 Senior Orthopaedic technician (37.5hrs per week) *12 month contract*

Band 5 Senior Orthopaedic technician (37.5hrs per week) *6 month contract*

We are seeking experienced, confident senior technicians with strong potential and desire to enhance their management and leadership skills, with support from the trainee technician and the Outpatient leadership team. The post holder will need to possess the British Orthopaedic Association Casting Certificate and have a minimum of 18 month's experience within a Fracture clinic setting.

The post holder will be accountable for ensuring high quality, evidence based care is delivered to adults and children in the casting room, throughout their treatment plan.

Working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, the post holder will plan and manage the workload of the plaster room ensuring effective and efficient utilisation of resources on a daily basis, organising and supporting staff where necessary. The post holder will take a key leading role in the organisation and delivery of teaching and training within the service.

There is an expectation that the post holder will also assist when needed in other departments and services, including Theatres, wards and Emergency Department.

Whilst the post holder will work predominantly within the Fracture clinic there is an expectation that if required, the post holder will work within the scope of their practice and competence in other areas of Outpatients and in exceptional circumstances, ward areas.

The current hours of work are between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday but the post holder will need to be flexible to meet the needs of our developing services, and may be required to work evenings and weekends in the future. the Fracture Clinic is currently delivered on site at Stepping Hill Hospital however a service review is underway and it is possible in the future that the location of services may change to meet the demands of the community we serve.

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.


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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

For more information or discussion about either of these posts please contact Dominique White  on 0161 419 4906, or Senior Sister sarah Newlove on 0161 419 5885