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GIRFT Occupational Therapist: Veteran Rehabilitation Programme

Band 7

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Band 7
Secondment: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£38,890 - £44,503 pa (HCA depending on location)
Salary period
23/09/2020 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field.  We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence,  leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS. To do this, we have four core values that underpin everything that we do. We use our values to help ensure that we are always focused on the things that our staff and patients believe are most important:

  • Patients first, always
  • Excellence, in all we do
  • Trust, honesty and respect, for each other
  • Equality, for all

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better. They also indicate that our staff feel very loyal to the RNOH and committed to its role in providing the very best care to our complex patient group. We hope that we can welcome you to our growing team soon.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a new programme working with ‘Getting it Right First Time’ (GIRFT) on a secondment basis.

We are looking for a personable, enthusiastic and motivated individual, who has excellent clinical skills with a highly professional approach. The successful candidate must have a flexible approach to work, leading on the review specifically for the occupational therapy services in both community and specialist rehabilitation settings for both the general population and specifically for Veterans and NHS patients alike. As a key member of the team this role provides a unique and exciting opportunity to assist in the review of existing rehabilitation services.

The focus of the review will be in MSK: specifically hip, knee and back as well as chronic pain which are the highest demand in terms of volume for both traumatic and non-traumatic rehabilitation.

The role will require extensive travel to acute and community hospitals and rehab units throughout the country, and so flexibility to working hours and travel is critical for the successful candidate.

The post holder will be required to support the programme review as a part of multidisciplinary team in developing the recommendations. The post holder will work closely with the immediate Programme team, including a Physiotherapist as well as directly with providers and patients in some cases, in order to identify any unwarranted variation in performance data as well as best practice, in order to develop recommendations for a world class rehabilitation service for veterans and their families.

Applicants must be a qualified Occupational Therapist and be registered with HCPC.

The post holder will require to have knowledge and experience in working with veterans and their families and have an understanding of their specific needs and in working with a diverse range of patients. Experience of rehabilitation for MSK: specifically hip, knee and back and chronic pain is essential.

The role holder must have an understanding of the workings of the NHS and/or experience of working with Veterans, be an experienced manager and possess the excellent interpersonal and communication skills, drive and determination. You must be able to demonstrate a passion to improve veteran care and in working closely with all key stakeholders to deliver the objectives of the programme.

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Gillian Salter
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Gill Salter (Projects Manager)