- Band 3
- Full time 37.5 hours per week
- Stanmore, Middlesex
- £22,535 to £24,517 per annum inc.
- 17/10/2019 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.
We are looking for a motivated, organised and reliable individual to support the therapists on the busy in-patient adult orthopaedic unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
The role is a varied and interesting one and in any given day you could be:
- Managing routine pre-admission information from patients either written or verbal to inform appropriate intervention.
- Assisting in identifying and problem-solving patients’ requirements for adaptive equipment and devices, including the production and adaptation of such devices as appropriate.
- Delivering aspects of therapy intervention with patients undergoing routine surgeries, including the issue of adaptive equipment / mobility aids and techniques for managing activities of daily living.
- To be involved in delivering rehabilitation programmes to patients admitted for planned rehabilitation, as guided by the qualified Therapists.
- Assisting patients to follow exercise programmes designed by physiotherapists
- Ensuring that stock is maintained and equipment is clean and safe
- Liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team and external agencies regarding patient needs and progress, including sending referrals, discharge reports on behalf of the therapist and confirming receipt and action with the community agencies.
- Delivering patient -education MDT sessions such as Joint School.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, relatives and staff, as well as a good standard of written English. You must have previous experience of working with people with a disability and an understanding of the role of an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist.
To be successful in this role you must be physically fit as the post involves moving and handling of patients and equipment and a lot of walking between the wards.
We offer competency training for the role as well as regular supervision and support from experienced Therapists.
Flexible hours considered (Please note we are providing a 7 day service so you will be required to work weekends on a rota system)
PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for short listing applicants must meet the essential criteria on the personal specification and answer the question detailed in the box below.
Please answer this question in the “additional information” section on the application form.
In less than 150 words briefly describe what qualities you possess that would make you an effective member of the therapy team. Please use examples from your personal experience.
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
Supriya Nerlekar, Clinical Specialist Manager on 0208 954 2300 Ext.5533