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Senior Improvement Advisor

Band 8b

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WOD & Improvement
Band 8b
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£57,049 to £65,732 per annum inc
22/09/2019 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.


At the RNOH we believe that diverse teams deliver the highest quality care for our patients. To achieve the Trust’s vision of being the world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital with the best patient care and staff experience, we welcome applications from people whose backgrounds, experience and identity broaden and enhance the diversity of our existing staff. The Trust is committed to creating opportunities for those who are often under-represented in the workplace.

We are seeking a Senior Improvement Advisor to work within a small and dynamic Improvement Team that sits at the heart of the Trust’s strategy. Our team is leading and delivering the Trust’s Improvement Strategy, supporting, coaching and training colleagues from all areas of the Trust towards a culture of continuous improvement.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Strategy and Improvement, the role will range across the entire organisation, working closely with senior and junior colleagues. You will fully utilise the improvement skills and profound knowledge that you have developed through your career and have outstanding opportunities to build new skills and knowledge.

We have clear improvement strategy that is strongly supported and driven by the Executive, the Board and the Senior Leadership Team. This challenging role offers an outstanding opportunity to influence the development of improvement in the RNOH. A successful postholder will be able to clearly identify how they’ve helped the RNOH become an outstanding healthcare provider offering the best staff experience and the best patient care in the NHS.

The Senior Improvement Advisor will:

    • Provide improvement expertise
    • Support improvement initiatives across the Trust
    • Take a leadership role in the Trust’s improvement teaching and training programme
    • Support the development and deployment of the Improvement Strategy
    • Represent the Trust Improvement Team at internal and external events

 If you are interested in the role which will help shape the way the Trust develops as the country’s leading provider of neuro-musculoskeletal care, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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John Bateson, Deputy Director of Strategy and Improvement on 0208 909 5734,