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Specialist Hand Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Hand Therapy
Band 6
Full Time and Part Time
Job ref
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Hand Therapy Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital
Brighton and Haywards Heath
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
28/10/2018 23:59

Are you interested in Hand Injuries and Splinting?

Would you like to develop this interest with the opportunity to work in the challenging area of Hand Therapy?

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and dedicated Band 6 to join our specialist, regional hand therapy service that receives referrals from musculoskeletal hands.

You will be an Occupational Therapist or a Physiotherapist ideally with experience in assessing and treating a variety of hand injuries and conditions including fractures, soft-tissue repairs and reconstruction), elective and chronic conditions. You must be keen to develop your Hand Therapy clinical skills whilst developing greater responsibilities in caseload and service development. The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, forward thinking and committed to this area of specialism.

This is a highly specialised team and offers an excellent learning opportunity for both new and experienced Band 6 Hand Therapists. We can offer you regular in-service training programs and peer learning in a great working atmosphere with a friendly team. There will also be the opportunity to work within our established Virtual Hand Fracture Clinic.

We are a small team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and are fully integrated within the Hand Therapy Service; we work closely together to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, effective care and rehabilitation.

We work across two sites The Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre, within a complex organisation which has a range of core and specialist services including the adult major trauma centre for the south east coast, which provides specialised care for severely injured patients from Chichester in the west towards Hastings and parts of Kent in the east.

Part time/Flexible working hours will be considered.

  • Posts in the Trust are 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 Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.                                      
  • Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)
  • We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.
  • If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

01273 696 955 extension 4116 to speak to Fiona Howells or Lauren Walker, Advanced Hand Therapists or email or

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 / 448616