Therapy Technician

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
09 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

We are looking for a motivated, organised and reliable individual to support the therapists on the busy in-patient adult orthopaedic unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

The role is a varied and interesting one and in any given day you could be:
  • Managing routine pre-admission information from patients either written or verbal to inform appropriate intervention.
  • Assisting in identifying and problem-solving patients' requirements for adaptive equipment and devices, including the production and adaptation of such devices as appropriate.
  • Delivering aspects of therapy intervention with patients undergoing routine surgeries, including the issue of adaptive equipment / mobility aids and techniques for managing activities of daily living.
  • To be involved in delivering rehabilitation programmes to patients admitted for planned rehabilitation, as guided by the qualified Therapists.
  • Assisting patients to follow exercise programmes designed by physiotherapists
  • Ensuring that stock is maintained and equipment is clean and safe
  • Liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team and external agencies regarding patient needs and progress, including sending referrals, discharge reports on behalf of the therapist and confirming receipt and action with the community agencies.
  • Delivering patient -education MDT sessions such as Joint School.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, relatives and staff, as well as a good standard of written English. You must have previous experience of working with people with a disability and an understanding of the role of an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist.

To be successful in this role you must be physically fit as the post involves moving and handling of patients and equipment and a lot of walking between the wards.

We offer competency training for the role as well as regular supervision and support from experienced Therapists.

Flexible hours considered (Please note we are providing a 7 day service so you will be required to work weekends on a rota system)

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for short listing applicants must meet the essential criteria on the personal specification and answer the question detailed in the box below.

Please answer this question in the "additional information" section on the application form.

In less than 150 words briefly describe what qualities you possess that would make you an effective member of the therapy team. Please use examples from your personal experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Supriya Nerlekar, Clinical Specialist Manager on 0208 954 2300 Ext.5533

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.

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