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Band 6 Occupational Therapist Paediatrics

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and work for a world class organisation as a B6 in paediatric orthopaedics which includes the specialities of: sarcoma, rare hip conditions, congenital limb deformities, complex spinal deformities and neuromuscular conditions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of an expanding and dynamic paediatric service at RNOH offering tailored, individualised care to children with complex musculoskeletal conditions.

If you have a passion for orthopaedics or paediatrics and want to challenge your clinical reasoning skills, think outside the box and put your practical problem solving skills to the test to work with a rewarding group of patients then this is the job for you.

You will work 08.30- 4.30 Monday to Friday and be part of a weekend rota covering a seven day service. You must demonstrate the RNOH Trust values at all times.

You will have excellent development opportunities in both clinical and non clinical areas of practice. You will be well supported by your clinical and professional Occupational Therapist supervisor, access to CPD opportunities, as well as leadership support if you are an emerging band 6 occupational therapist.

Main duties of the job

Our paediatric team is expanding and this new post will focus on creating an efficient and comprehensive transition pathway to support patients from pre-admission through to admission and then discharge.

This will involve treating patients virtually, in specialist MDT clinics and as inpatients on the ward. The ability to communicate and liaise effectively with the children's local services is essential to this role, to enable an efficient and high-quality patient pathway and experience.

You will work alongside a team of integrated specialist occupational therapists and physiotherapists who service a state of the art Children's ward. Our therapy team is made up of 3 OT's, 6 Physiotherapist's and 1 Therapy Technician. The therapists are part of a comprehensive MDT that includes, speech and language therapists, play specialists, psychologists, clinical nurse specialists, dieticians and paediatricians.

You will get regular supervision by a Band 7 Occupational Therapist and opportunities to develop your own areas of interest through audit, service development and research. Innovation and quality improvement is encouraged.

About us

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is a tertiary referral centre and the largest of 5 national centres specialising in the management of bone and soft tissue cancers in the United Kingdom.

The In-patients Children's ward is based in the new Stanmore Building block which opened end of 2018 with excellent assessment and rehabilitation facilities for the patients. We also have a paediatric outpatient gym and outpatients department.

We are a small, friendly team with close working relationships with all members of the MDT. We meet daily to discuss caseload and offer peer support to our colleagues. Working within a paediatric team, we focus our treatment around child-friendly goals. We have a regular in-service training programme both within therapies and wider MDT led training.

For your professional development, you will be supported by a band 7 Occupational Therapist and the Clinical Specialist Therapy Team Lead to develop your clinical, managerial and service improvement skills, as well as having access to senior occupational therapy and physiotherapy colleagues within the wider therapies department.

Our therapy department has a well established research and education focus. This includes an education, student and research lead to support all staff members learning and development. There is regular access to internal and external CPD opportunities with a strong focus on leadership and clinical skill development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See JD and person spec for further information.

Our therapy department has a well established research and education focus. This includes an education, student and research lead to support all staff members learning and development. There is regular access to internal and external CPD opportunities with a strong focus on leadership and clinical skill development. Additionally, RNOH also offers multiple opportunities to develop as a professional, offering in-house opportunities for: leadership programmes, coaching courses

Person Specification



  • oDipCOT/ Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • oMember of RCOT or recognised equivalent.
  • oRegistered with HCPC.
  • oEvidence of relevant CPD.


  • oClinical supervisors course.
  • oMember of relevant Special Section at RCOT



  • o2 years minimum post qualification experience.
  • o6 months NHS experience.
  • oSupervision experience.
  • oTeaching experience.


  • oExperience in paediatrics, orthopaedic and other specialties of sarcoma, neuromuscular conditions.
  • oExperience of assessing for and providing equipment for daily living including: specialist seating, wheelchairs, and manual handling equipment and bathing / showering equipment
  • oExperience with clinical audit and outcome measures.

Skills and Knowledge


  • oGood written and spoken English.
  • oAble to communicate with a variety of people, especially in emotional distress.
  • oAble to work effectively and constructively within OT and multidisciplinary teams
  • oAwareness of risk assessment and use of adaptive equipment
  • oKnowledge of biomechanical, cognitive behavioural and neurological treatment approaches applicable to clinical area.
  • oSome knowledge of orthopaedic conditions


  • oWheelchair assessment and seating
  • oTherapeutic patient handling.
  • oKnowledge of child development and the impact of neurological/ orthopaedic conditions on this

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


RNOH Stanmore

Brockley Hill Stanmore



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