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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Medicine and Therapies
Band 6
Fixed term contract for 12 months
Full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
Stanmore, Middlesex
£32,258 to £41,308 pa inc.
31/03/2019 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 is a tertiary referral hospital for patients requiring specialist treatment in area of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.

We are looking an experienced band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to take this unique opportunity to work within an integrated, therapy team. Previous specialist experience in orthopaedics is not essential for the post.

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist you will be working closely with the inpatient team leads and the other senior therapists to provide an excellent Occupational Therapy service to in-patients and occasionally pre-admission input for elective admissions.

You will carry an interesting caseload of adult patients which will include those who have had complex joint reconstruction surgery and spinal deformity surgery. You will also see patients who have ‘special needs’ for seating assessments.

Within the post you will also have the opportunity to increase your skills and gain experience working with both acute amputee and orthopaedic oncology patients as well as paediatric patients requiring complex surgery.

The role will also include staff supervision, staff training and other departmental duties.

As a band 6 Occupational Therapist you will benefit from a multi professional structure of clinical specialists, peer support and regular supervision. You will have the opportunity to present and receive in-service training which will support your CPD portfolio. You will be actively encouraged to develop evidence based practice and lead multidisciplinary team projects to improve service delivery.

We are situated in the green belt area of Stanmore and have other benefits for staff which includes free staff parking permit, onsite restaurant, and coffee shop, concessionary staff membership of onsite Aspire Leisure Centre which included pool and gym facilities. We recently opened our new in-patient facilities and this role will be involved in treating patients in the new facility.

Please see full job descriptions and person specifications for the post for further details. Informal visits are welcomed and encouraged.

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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

For further information please contact Rosalind Moss, Team Lead Adult Orthopaedics on

or Supriya Nerlekar, Clinical Specialist Manager for Therapies on 0208 909 5563 or by email