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Band 7 Hand Therapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to join our expanding Hand Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic Hand Therapist with experience in Hand trauma to work within our dynamic and progressive multidisciplinary team service. This exciting new post is set across the Royal Free Hampstead and North Middlesex hospitals and the postholder will work closely with our Orthopaedic teams to develop this new across site service. As sole practitioner at North Middlesex hospital you will be responsible for the efficient running of this new Hand Therapy service and work closely alongside the Orthopaedic MDT gaining significant experience in the management of Hand Trauma and post operative Elective Hand surgery.

This brand-new post will be fully integrated with our large team of Hand therapists led by our Clinical Lead Hand therapist and which includes a Consultant Hand therapist and Advanced Clinical Practice Hand therapists. We have a well-structured continual professional development programme combining regular in-service training, journal reviews, practical training sessions, supervision, and a frequent Complex Hand MDT meeting. We also support external CPD opportunities.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oBSc Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • oHealth and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration for profession
  • oEvidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development in specialist clinical area
  • oMembership of BAHT and evidence of working towards achieving Accreditation



  • oSubstantial postgraduate experience at a Band 6 level including at least 3 years within Hand Therapy
  • oKnowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches for the management of patients within specialist clinical area
  • oAwareness of many approaches of treating hand Trauma
  • oExperience of delivering a range of Hand Rehabilitation Programmes
  • oExperience of group work
  • oExperience of helping patients rehabilitate despite the presence of severe ongoing pain and associated psychological consequences.
  • oExperience in managing distressed patients.
  • oPrevious experience of junior staff & student supervision/ clinical education
  • oExperience of leading a team
  • oExperience of clinical audit and/or research
  • oExperience of teaching to uni-disciplinary/ multidisciplinary groups
  • oEvidence of active involvement in service development & contribution to change within the workplace.

Skills and aptitudes


  • oExcellent communication skills with a range of patients and healthcare professionals regarding complex and sensitive issues
  • oHighly effective written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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