The RNOH 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.

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.

The Adult Orthopaedic Inpatient Therapy at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is looking to recruit a motivated, organised and reliable Band 4 Therapy Technician to work on the adult inpatient wards.

About the role:

The post holder will work alongside our specialist inpatient therapists:

  • To assist in the delivery of therapy services by supporting Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in the assessment and treatment of highly complex patients. This will include independently treating patients post-operatively on the short-stay ward and supporting our patient pathways.
  • To provide appropriate therapeutic interventions to patients referred by therapists and be able to progress these treatments as part of your own patient caseload, progressing patients along clinical milestones and ensuring safe and efficient discharge from hospital.
  • To independently assess patients prior to day case procedures and discharge them pre-operatively where appropriate.
  • To promote a rehab ethos on the ward, which involves encouraging patients to dress in day clothing, independent washing and dressing, walking to the toilet and sitting out for meals.

The patient group includes those having undergone a wide range of orthopaedic surgery, including joint replacement, upper limb surgery, foot and ankle surgery and spinal surgery. The post-holder will work in a multidisciplinary team, alongside qualified therapists and also hold their own caseload. Candidates will need to have excellent communication, motivational and time management skills.

The post holder will be required to contribute to the 7 day therapy service.

The successful candidate will receive a robust induction into the service and will be offered competency training for the role as well as regular supervision and support.

They also require a good standard of written English, mathematics and an ability to use IT/technical systems.

The post holder must have previous experience of working with people with an injury or disability and an understanding of the role of an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist. To be successful in this role, the post holder must be physically fit as the post involves moving and handling of patients and equipment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Supriya Nerlekar, Clinical Specialist Manager on 0208 909 5563 or via email on

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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