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Patient Education and Health Coaching Lead

Band 7

Main area
Medicine and Therapies
Band 7
Part time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Spinal Injuries Ward (247) L5
Stanmore, Middlesex
£42,313 to £48,515 pa inc. (pro rata)
25/04/2019 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.


The London Spinal Cord injury centre has developed the exciting new role, patient education and health coaching lead.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Oversee and review the current patient education program to ensure this meets the needs of and improves the experiences of all patients in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (LSCIC) especially those who are elderly and have mental health and learning difficulties.
  • Oversee the Rehabilitation Assistants & Health Care Assistants to ensure that the skills patients are learning in the gym are transferrable to the ward and community setting.
  • Utilise and promote health coaching skills using motivation interview techniques the LSCIC ward staff, the wider MDT and patients, to enable them to promote patient centred problem solving resilience & promote patient self-management.
  • Working autonomously to ensure that the role is successfully audited and evaluated.

Applicants will be expected to have:

  • significant clinical and managerial experience within the field of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Experience as a health Coach
  • Experience and significant knowledge in setting up and implementing patient education programs and experience in evaluation of change.

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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

Michelle Conlon Reintegration Manager for London Spinal Cord Injury Centre on 020 89095606 or