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Associate Arthroplasty Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Joint Reconstruction & Cancer Division
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
JR & Cancer Medical Unit (674) L5
Stanmore, Middlesex
£32,258 to £41,308 pa inc.
28/02/2019 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.


The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the management of acute spinal injury, complex bone tumour or complex joint replacement to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

The Arthroplasty Practitioner (AP) team at the RNOH comprises extended scope healthcare professionals with individual backgrounds from nursing and physiotherapy. They work with the Joint Reconstruction Unit (JRU) consultants to provided specialist continuity of care for patients having hip and/or knee arthroplasty.

We are looking for a registered healthcare professional willing to learn and develop the skills of an Arthroplasty Practitioner. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to work autonomously as well as within a multidisciplinary team providing expert advice to both staff and patients. He/she will support and promote the AP team and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the Trust’s ethos by maintaining professional standards of care within the RNOH orthopaedic community. Candidates will have at least two years’ experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team in an orthopaedic setting.

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Applicant requirements

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

Avril Power, Lead Arthroplasty Practitioner on 020 8909 5279 or Bleep 777 through hospital switch board, 020 8954 2300

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0208 909 5877