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Senior Rehabilitation Assistant

Band 4

Main area
London Spinal Cord Injury Centre
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
392-RNOH832-A
Site
Spinal Injuries Ward (247) L5
Town
Stanmore, Middlesex
Salary
£24,811 - £27,483 inc per annum
Closing
30/04/2019 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.

 


Another new, exciting and unique opportunity has arisen within the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre

We aim to find a motivated individual with a mature attitude, who can meet the demands of the role of Rehabilitation Assistant within the Spinal Cord Injury Centre.

The individual must possess NVQ Level 3 in health care or Diploma in health and Social Care level 2/3 or Apprenticeship in health and Social Care level 2/3 and hold a full U.K driving license.

To be successful the candidate will work on the ward, assisting patients with all activities of daily living as well as accompanying patients in therapy.

The successful candidate will also manage the band 3 rehabilitation assistants with the support of the ward manager.

In addition excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as is an understanding of the physical and psychological impact of a spinal cord injury on the patients and their families.

The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and effectively as part of a team. The ability to learn and develop new skills is paramount to this role in order to maximize the patient’s potential.

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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

Tracey Ings, telephone 02089095373, email tracey.ings@nhs.net