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Pain and Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist

Band 7

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Band 7
Fixed Term 12 months contract
Part time 26.25 hours per week
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£42,313 - £48,515 per annum inc pro rata
18/09/2019 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 opportunity has arisen for an exciting and challenging OT post within the Rheumatology and Pain Management Service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. The primary focus for the post holder will be the application of specialist clinical knowledge across inpatient, off site rehabilitation programmes and outpatients. The post will be an integral part of an existing, established service. Alongside this you will be involved in the ongoing transformation agenda within the Therapy Department, supporting and contributing to the overall Service objectives.


Within this role you will be working across both hospital and hotel sites alongside an established MDT including Consultants, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurses, Therapy Technicians and administrative staff.


To apply you will need at least 5 years post-qualification experience. This should include at least one year in Rheumatology and Pain Management. However we will also consider applicants who have relevant experience in a mental health setting.

The RNOH is a national centre of excellence and the leading orthopaedic hospital in the UK with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This ranges from the most acute spinal cord injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic and specialist rehabilitation. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

Treating over 9200 inpatients from local, national and international referrals (The Trust has 222 inpatient beds, 13 wards and 9 operating theatres) the RNOH is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK.

The RNOH aims to be the specialist orthopaedic hospital of choice by providing outstanding patient care and this is delivered through an integrated range of clinical, teaching and research services unique within the UK and in partnership with University College London.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. Paper applications will not be considered.


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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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Emma Stewart,  Clinical Specialist Manager on 0208 909 5563 or via