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Team Lead Social Worker

Band 8a

Main area
Therapies
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
392-RNOH853
Site
Social Work (471) L5
Town
Stanmore, Middlesex
Salary
£47,078 to £54,633 pa inc.
Closing
25/02/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.

 


An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead a small team of specialist Social Workers at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. The successful candidate will manage and provide professional supervision to the team and promote the social care agenda at a senior level within the Trust.

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital with an international profile for outstanding patient care, research and education. The Social Work department is part of a large Therapies directorate within the Trust. The unique role of the team is to provide a specialist and personalised Social Work service to adult and paediatric patients attending RNOH as either in-patients or out-patients from across the UK. The department provides an assessment, advocacy and discharge planning service in addition to complex casework with patients with life changing and life limiting conditions. The service follows patients throughout their hospital journey from pre-admission assessment to ensuring safe personalised discharge plans. Experience of multidisciplinary working within a hospital setting is essential.

We would welcome informal visits from the prospective candidates and telephone discussions are encouraged.

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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

Supriya Nerlekar – Clinical Specialist Manager on 0208 954 2300 ext. 5533

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