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Hand Therapist (Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist)

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year pro-rata - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Hand Therapist to support our hand therapy team, alongside our Highly Specialist Hand Therapists. We provide a service to both trauma and elective surgery working closely alongside three Hand and Upper Limb Surgeons, other consultants in fracture clinic and Physiotherapy ESP colleagues. The team also support the in-patient teams in splinting and fracture bracing.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced therapist with a knowledge of soft tissue injuries and fracture management to join our well respected and busy out-patient team. BAHT level 1 or equivalent preferred. We have a weekly hand therapy team meetings and in-service training.

If you are a dynamic, highly motivated therapist looking to increase your knowledge and skills in Hand Therapy then we would like to hear from you

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly and supportive team with a firm commitment to learning and development. The role offers a great opportunity for both professional and personal development by incorporating in-service training, clinical supervision, appraisal, peer support groups and dedicated CPD time.

If you would like more information and/or to arrange an informal chat or visit please contact either:-

Apeksha Saxena Hand Therapy Team Lead on 01483 571122 ext 4766 or email

Suzanne Ward - Head Occupational Therapist on 01483 571122 ext 4766, or email

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Advanced specialist Therapist will spend a high proportion of the week working with Hand Therapy patients. Provides a specialist Occupational Therapy Hand Therapy service within a Multi-disciplinary team for in and out patients at the Royal Surrey with regard to the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and psychosocial aspects of their care.

Leads and develops the hand therapy service within Occupational Therapy, delivering highly specialised assessment and intervention. Carries a caseload of patients with a mixture of complex and routine splinting needs, whilst managing own appointment diary. Co-ordinates and supervises therapists with differing levels of skills and knowledge within orthopaedic splinting speciality. Responsible for the continuous service development of the speciality ensuring that the team knowledge base is current and evidence based.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy by recognised awarding body Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
  • Educated to masters level/ degree level/NVQ/ Certificate OR equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level/supervisor/ in specialist area.
  • Satisfies the criteria for full Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • BAHT level 2 or equivalent.


  • State Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Further qualifications / study.
  • An approved supervisor for degree students

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