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Band 8a Advanced Practice Hand Therapist, Guys & St Thomas'

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an advanced clinical practice hand therapist (either Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist) to work as part of a well-established and dynamic multi-disciplinary Hand Team at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. We seek an individual who is driven, autonomous, forward thinking and enthusiastic.

The Hand Therapy team consists of 30 hand therapists supported by six assistants and led by a Consultant Hand Therapist.

Hand Therapy is part of the Therapies Directorate with a supportive and progressive management structure. Departmental objectives are founded upon the core principles of the clinical governance framework and Trust Core Values. Research activity, robust evidence based practice and national guidelines drive forward our vision and direct service delivery.

This position offers an important opportunity and challenging career move for you to advance and develop both your clinical skills and expertise and pioneer hand therapy into the advanced practice arena.

You will manage a complex clinical caseload from assessment through to discharge of non-surgically and surgically managed patients with traumatic and elective hand and upper limb injuries. You will be working as part of the hand therapy team providing leadership, management and expertise, ensuring the provision of high quality of care to patients with hand injuries. Local and national Hand therapy activities will form part of your role as well as research and teaching. We pride ourselves in supporting our team through education, training and development opportunities.

The post-holder will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and integrity to make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role. In addition, the role requires excellent communication skills.

The Department is amenable to requests for flexible working, such as compressed hours or job sharing.

Does this sound like the challenge that you are looking for? If so, please apply via Guys and St Thomas’ NHSFT website

or via NHS Jobs