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Prosthetist (NHS Lothian - SMART Centre Edinburgh)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Prosthetist within the Southeast Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Centre. The SMART Centre is one of 5 centres in Scotland (Edinburgh Aberdeen Dundee Glasgow and Inverness) providing Rehabilitation Technology Services covering Lothian Fife and the Borders (approx. 25% of Scotland's population). These include Mobility and Postural Services (wheelchairs and special seating) Prosthetics Orthotics Bioengineering Services a Disabled Living Centre and Gait Analysis Service. We are also one of two Centres in Scotland providing a national Specialist Prosthetics Service and also a national Driving Assessment Service.
SMART is part of the Rehabilitation Service of the Edinburgh Community Health Partnership. The department has its own specialist workshops and stores on site. SMART workshops provide in-house manufacturing and (outsourced) modified medical devices across the range of activities mentioned above.
The successful applicant will have (or be working towards) an honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics (SCQF level 10) or have obtained an equivalent qualification allowing registration (or in the process of) with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition they will have effective clinical and problems solving skills effective communication time management and team working skills and evidence of continuing professional development. The successful candidate will work within the Prosthetics Team of 6 Prosthetics clinicians 7 technicians be responsible for a full prosthetics case load with a complexity proportional to experience and work within a well established multidisciplinary team environment.
If you wish further information about the services within SMART you can visit the SMART Website - or for a confidential discussion or further details please contact Morag Marks (Head of Prosthetics Services) on Tel.  ( Phone number removed )  or Lynsey Duff (Acting Principle Prosthetist) on Tel.  ( Phone number removed ) .
Closing Date: 24th October 2016
Interview Date: 17th November 2016

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