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02-10-2006, 12:31 AM
THE ROBERT JONES & AGNES HUNT ORTHOPAEDIC & DISTRICT HOSPITAL NHS TRUST, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG

ORTHOTIC RESEARCH AND LOCOMOTOR ASSESSMENT UNIT (ORLAU)



TECHNICAL DIRECTOR



BAND 8b (40,036 to 49,496)



The successful applicant for this key role within a team of surgeons, physiotherapists and bioengineers and engineers in the Orthotic Research and Locomotor Assessment Unit will:-

* Lead ORLAU engineering development and research within the Trust's Mobility programme.

* Build and maintain collaborative links with industrial and academic partners.

* Manage and develop a team of professional and technical rehabilitation engineering staff.

* Participate in the unit's programme of training and education activities.

* In conjunction with the Medical Director encourage and develop multidisciplinary participation in all aspects of ORLAU's work.



ORLAU has earned an international reputation for quality in research and development in the field of rehabilitation engineering and gait assessment. Clinical services include the assessment of mobility disorders, treatment planning and provision of complex orthotics and mobility devices. Education of health professionals in the management of mobility impairment is a key ORLAU activity.



The candidate profile includes:-

* A degree in a relevant engineering discipline with a comprehensive CPD portfolio.
* Chartered Engineer and Registered Clinical Scientist status, or willing to achieve the latter following appointment.
* Experience in winning and running successful research & development programmes within engineering or biomedical fields and a portfolio of related publications
* An enthusiasm for mechanical engineering in a clinical context to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with movement disorders.
* Excellent teaching and presentation skills.



For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Karen Edwards, Administration Manager, ORLAU, on (01691) 404531, email karen.edwards@rjah.nhs.uk. For an application pack contact the Human Resources Department on (01691) 404470.



Closing date for completed applications: 5 p.m. Friday 7th April. Interviews will be held on Thursday 4th May.



The Trust uses the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure System and will apply for an appropriate disclosure check on the successful applicant. We are an equal opportunities employer.