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Hand Therapist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of London's leading NHS trusts, we have a world-class reputation for clinical care, teaching and research. This is an exciting opportunity to become a key member of the hand therapy service and manage a varied and complex caseload of patients from trauma, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, rheumatology, A& E and major trauma.

We are looking to recruit an inspiring, innovative and highly specialist occupational therapist or physiotherapist to join our hand therapy team to offer clinical and operational expertise and leadership. In collaboration with other senior Therapy staff you will support delivery of a high quality and responsive service.

We have a substantive full time opportunity as well as a fixed term opportunity available.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high quality, patient centred Hand Therapy service within the specialties of Trauma, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Plastic Surgery. The service aim is for clinical risk management and treatment of patient pre and post-operatively, post-injury or post-diagnosis.
  • The post holder will be working predominantly in outpatient clinics, but offering cover also to inpatients requiring splinting and specialist services on the ward.
  • The post holder will have their own caseload and actively participate in the on-going development, evaluation and audit of this service. You will supervised by the Clinical Lead, and have your own supervisory responsibilities for junior staff and students within the service.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma OT / Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Adequate English to fulfil job requirements
  • Demonstration of continued education / training in speciality area


  • Placement practice educator trained
  • Clinical Supervisors course



  • A level of post-graduate OT / Physiotherapy experience proportional to the competencies associated with the post including experience of working in an outpatient Hand Therapy department
  • Experience of treating a variety of commonly seen orthopaedic and acquired hand conditions, using appropriately designed evidence based protocols
  • Experience splinting and protocols for the post-surgical management of commonly seen hand conditions
  • Experience of developing individual treatment programmes specific to presenting symptoms and therapeutic / MDT goals
  • Teaching, supervision and guidance of junior staff and other professions including supervision and support of therapy students and students of other professions


  • Experience of dynamic splinting for conservative or post-surgical management of hand conditions
  • Previous Band 7 experience

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Management of a varied caseload of patients with acquired or traumatic conditions
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner seeking guidance when necessary for more complex patients
  • Evidence of knowledge of plastic surgery protocols and advanced skills in Hand Therapy
  • Ability to undertake team leadership roles where appropriate, including staff management and supervisory skills
  • Effective negotiation skills /communication skills related to difficult clinical or team management issues


  • Evidence of presentation & training skills writing for publication

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W12 0HS

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