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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 392-RNOH1053

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Medicine and Therapies
Stanmore, Stanmore
£42,313 to £48,515 pa inc

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.

“As a patient I had considerable help and support from the Occupational Therapy Department of Stanmore Orthopaedic Hospital over number of years. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I have had hind quarter amputation of my right leg which has led to significant problems with phantom limb pain. As a disabled person I do not want to be considered as different to others and so through exploring different ways of doing everyday things I have enabled to remain independent and to function relatively normally in spite of my condition.’’ Marian (patient at RNOH)

Would you like to work with patient like Marian at a specialist regional unit ? Then this is a unique and exciting opportunity for you to develop your career at RNOH. The amputee therapy team provide specialist rehabilitation to adults and children with upper and lower limb amputees including those with congenital limb deformity and multiple limb deficiency. The therapy team assess and manage patients across the entire pathway from pre-amputation consultation, through acute post-operative inpatient stay to out-patient prosthetic rehabilitation and life long care.

You will be the lead Occupational Therapist for the amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation service with the opportunity to develop clinical and leadership skills. You will benefit from a multi professional structure of clinical specialists, peer support and supervision within both the therapy department and the prosthetic rehabilitation service. You will work alongside a Band 7 Macmillan Occupational Therapist in the orthopaedic oncology service and be supported by the Team Lead and Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist in Amputee Rehabilitation. In addition you will provide supervision and line management to a Band 6 Occupational Therapist in the amputee service.

Ideally you will have had 5 years post qualification experience, with some amputee rehabilitation experience. This post utilises many transferrable skills from pain management, paediatrics or physical rehabilitation especially upper limb management. Therefore we strongly encourage Informal visit or discussion on the phone regarding the post.

Secondment from another NHS organisation will be considered. We are willing to discuss part-time employment opportunity.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jennifer Fulton, Team Lead Amputee Team on 0208 909 5505 or Supriya Nerlekar Clinical Specialist Manager on 0208 909 5563. Emails are as follows:

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and offer a range of flexible working practices. Part-time and job share applications will be considered.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to RNOH transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system and other secure, internal NHS workforce systems.

Additionally, by applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

RNOH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of RNOH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The RNOH operates a Smoke-Free Policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s premises (including the grounds that those premises are sited on) or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Where applicable, in line with the 2018 framework agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change, the new system for pay progression will come into effect on 1 April 2019 for new starters or those promoted to a new role on or after 1 April 2019.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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