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Staff Nurse - London Spinal Cord Injury Centre

Band 5

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Spinal Cord Injury Centre
Band 5
Part and Full-Time up to 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£27,936 - £34,629 per annum inc (pro rata)
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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.


Calling all B5 nurses. 

My name is Pauline Robertson and I am the Head of Nursing for the Medicine and Therapies division of the RNOH Trust. Part of this division is the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (SCIC) for Rehabilitation and ongoing care after traumatic and non- traumatic spinal cord injury.

I invite you to come and meet your perfect future career with us. We can offer you dynamic advancement from a B5 to a B8 with a well structure progression ladder. This includes preceptorship programs, clinical support and supervision, in house training and degree level study (up to Masters level). We have health coaching to build your ability to problem solve and build your confidence in your nursing career while enabling your patients to move forward in their rehabilitation too.

Our patients are admitted from the acute stage of injury, where their journey begins often at a major trauma centre. As a spinal injury nurse you will be involved with the MDT, in facilitating goal planning meetings, case conferences to enable safe discharges.

Apply today to work with this great team of nurses and multidisciplinary team of Health Care Workers.

The London Spinal Cord Injury Centre (SCIC), has expanded from 24 beds to 30 beds in a new purposed designed area adjacent to the existing centre. We can offer super flexible working patterns, and also the opportunity to internally rotate to other wards. You can enhance your skills further in these areas of specialist orthopaedic spinal surgery, sarcoma and opportunities to work on our Private care facility .

We are in the position to offer relocation packages (for those who meet the criteria) and a substantial opportunity to undertake post registration degree modules to enhance your nursing skills in SCI, rehabilitation, tissue viability and many more aspects of care.

Are you the nurse looking to gain knowledge and skills with spinal cord injuries see below the following areas that we excel at:

  • Rehabilitation and disability management ( for all levels of SCI)
  • High dependency care (we also have an ITU facility at the Trust)
  • Ventilator support and tracheostomy care (on SCIC)
  • Urology and Continence care
  • Tissue Viability (large wound experience with new innovative treatment plans)
  • Research opportunity
  • Psychosocial and Mental Health care
  • Fully integrated MDT working with support and training

We are at the end of the Jubilee tube line or Northern line. The hospital is surrounded by trees and wildlife which makes for a very relaxing work environment while still being within 20mins of the city centre.

We also have the rare luxury of free parking on site and have access to the ASPIRE leisure centre which boasts a swimming pool and integrated gym for all users.

We’ll provide you with a 6 month foundation programme, delivered by our dedicated spinal cord clinical nurse educator and clinical facilitator, which will give you the core skills you need to effectively manage individuals with spinal cord injury.

Within the first year you will have the opportunity to advance your academic studies by participating in spinal cord injury degree modules. This post also offers the option of rotation between Spinal Cord Injury Centre our sister ward Angus McKinnon Unit and Jubilee Rehab ward for chronic pain patients. This is a great rotation and highly sought after by new and experienced nurses.

We welcome you to apply today or call us for an informal visit and come and see the amazing work that we do, that you could become part of.

Please note this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period (This does not apply to internal applicants)

Paper applications will not be considered.

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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

Tracey Ings on 0208 909 5373/5588 or or call me on 02089095795