Job: Prosthetic Technician
Blatchford is a multi-award winning manufacturer of some of the world’s most advanced prosthetic technology, bespoke seating solutions and orthotic devices. Our evidence-based approach and commitment to continuously challenge possibilities ensures our mobility solutions prioritise the wellbeing and long-term health of our users. Through science, technology, and maintaining a clear focus on people, we make mobility possible.
We are now looking for a Prosthetic Technician, to develop the skills to repair and manufacture prosthetic limbs, working as an integral part of our specialist Prosthetics team based in the Northern General Hospital.
As a Technician, you’ll support the smooth running of the service by manufacturing, repairing and adjusting a range of prosthetic products, specifically designed to meet the individual patient’s needs.
This is a fulfilling and challenging role for a proactive individual who thrives in a customer focussed manufacturing environment, where you process and modify specialist equipment precisely and effectively.
We very much welcome applications from experienced technicians who are looking for a new opportunity but due to the unique and specialised nature of the role specific experience in prosthetic manufacturing is highly beneficial, though not essential. We are ideally looking for someone who is enthusiastic about developing a career with us, in a hands-on role.
Ideally, you’ll be a practically minded, methodical individual, who thrives in a ‘hands on’ role and has good problem solving skills, with excellent attention to detail.
You’ll also need to be focused and flexible in your approach, and able to operate in a pressured environment. You will be a reliable team worker with excellent communication skills and be able to be trusted to complete tasks accurately and to deadline. You will use these skills to interpret information supplied by clinicians to undertake repairs and adjustments to patient’s prostheses using a wide range of appropriate materials and tools. You will liaise with management, clinicians, other technicians and NHS staff to ensure the product meets the patients individual needs.
As a trainee, you will work closely with your designated mentor, receiving training and guidance, in the core skills and work areas, to enable you to undertake the role effectively and you will work towards completion of relevant training portfolios to demonstrate your abilities.
The nature of the role is varied so the successful candidate will maintain high standards when working to varying deadlines and when working under pressure. This is a permanent position and as standard the core working hours are 37.50 hours a week, Monday to Friday. In return, we offer a competitive salary package, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work as part of a highly specialist and experienced team.
If this sounds like the type of role you are looking for and you are a pragmatic individual, who is looking for a new challenge, with an excellent employer, we want to hear from you! Please forward your CV to [email protected]