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Rotational Physiotherapist

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Stanmore, Middlesex
£27,936 - £34,629 per annum inc.
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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.


Do you already have one year of experience as a band 5?

Do you want to work at a Centre of Excellence?

This is an exciting opportunity at Band 5 level to gain experience in specialist orthopaedics and working with patient with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Working with full support from well-staffed teams you will gain experience in the following areas on 6 monthly rotations:

  • Spinal cord injuries including advanced cardio-respiratory care on ITU as well as neuro-rehabilitation
  • Adult musculoskeletal unit which includes out-patients, rehabilitation and pain management programmes
  • Elective orthopaedics – including joint reconstruction, foot and ankle and spinal surgery and pre-admission
  • Sarcoma Surgery and Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgery
  • Private Patient Unit

The post holder will be based at Stanmore and will be required to work on a weekend rota as part of the Therapy 7-day service and participate in the on call service. Candidates will need previous experience in respiratory care.

Why the RNOH Trust?

  • Your personal development is at the top of our list
  • Well established IPR & in-service training programme
  • As you develop you will be well placed for a band 6 post
  • Friendly, supportive staff
  • Access to Consultant Physiotherapists, Clinical Specialists and ESP’s
  • ASPIRE Sports Centre on site
  • Accommodation may be available

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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 Stewart, Clinical Support Manager on 020 8909 5563 or via email on We welcome informal visits and telephone/email enquiries.