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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Medicine and Therapies
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Therapies Spinal Cord (465) L5
Stanmore, Middlesex
£34,961 to £42,010 per annum inc.
06/05/2019 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.


“After receiving a spinal injury I was in the worst possible position I could ever imagine. Life would never be the same and I really believed that I would not make it. My OT showed me that things were possible and that although life would be very different, it was still worth living. With her help to use a wheelchair and get in and out of bed I began to feel independent again. Now I can see a future, albeit from a wheelchair. Because of the knowledge I was given I can move on and consider myself able-disabled, not just disabled.”

                                                                                                              Simon (paraplegic)

If the above words inspire you we’d love to meet you. Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 who wants to join a specialist team of Spinal Cord Injury Occupational Therapists and wider specialist MDT in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre?

The team provides acute, rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for all age ranges and injury levels, from acute intervention through to reassessment of people with long standing needs both as in and out-patients and for adults and paediatrics. 

Experience with spinal cord injury is desirable but not essential as we have an established education and training programme within a robust competency framework.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Linley, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist and Team Lead on 020 8909 5509.