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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

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Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum inc.
23/02/2020 23:59
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The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field.  We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence,  leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS. To do this, we have four core values that underpin everything that we do. We use our values to help ensure that we are always focused on the things that our staff and patients believe are most important:

  • Patients first, always
  • Excellence, in all we do
  • Trust, honesty and respect, for each other
  • Equality, for all

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better. They also indicate that our staff feel very loyal to the RNOH and committed to its role in providing the very best care to our complex patient group. We hope that we can welcome you to our growing team soon.

 An opportunity has arisen for an exciting Occupational Therapy post within the Shoulder and Elbow Unit and Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. This post will involve working with a range of complex upper limb conditions. including; atraumatic shoulder instability, shoulder and elbow pain, brachial plexus injuries, rheumatology hand conditions and sarcoma affecting the upper limb..

Primarily based at our Stanmore site and providing occasional clinical cover at our Central London site (Bolsover Street), the primary focus for the post holder will be the application of specialist clinical knowledge across inpatient upper limb rehabilitation programmes and outpatients. The post will be an integral part of an existing, established service. Alongside this you will be involved in the ongoing transformation agenda within the Therapy Department, supporting and contributing to the overall service objectives.

Within this role you will be working alongside an established multi-disciplinary team including; Consultants, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Orthotists, Nurses, Therapy Technicians and administrative staff.

To apply you will need at least 2 years post-qualification experience with an interest in upper limb rehabilitation and/or pain management.

The RNOH is a national centre of excellence and the leading orthopaedic hospital in the UK with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This ranges from the most acute spinal cord injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic and specialist rehabilitation. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

Treating over 9200 inpatients from local, national and international referrals the RNOH is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK.

The RNOH aims to be the specialist orthopaedic hospital of choice by providing outstanding patient care and this is delivered through an integrated range of clinical, teaching and research services unique within the UK and in partnership with University College London.

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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

Catherine Buckley, Clinical Specialist Manager on 02089095563 or via or Kate Kennard, Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist on 02089095820 or via