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Team Leader/ Hand Physiotherapist or Hand Occupational Therapist


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Team Leader/ Hand Physiotherapist or Hand Occupational Therapist
Job Ref:  321-AH-WQ02L-028
Salary: Band 8a - £42,414 - £49,969 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated individual to join our musculoskeletal hand and plastic therapy teams as the Team Leader.

The Hand Therapy Outpatient Departments are situated within the physiotherapy departments and clinics across Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Horton General.

We are looking for a Band 8a Hand Physiotherapist or Hand Occupational Therapist to provide expert hand therapy assessment and management of patients with a wide range of conditions, including acquired conditions and trauma/orthopaedic/post surgery/splinting/casting. You will be working in busy friendly physiotherapy outpatient and practitioner led clinics across trust sites.

You will act as team lead in integrating the hand therapy teams across the hospital sites. The teams include occupational therapists and physiotherapists, offering an excellent opportunity to develop your own skills and those of the staff within the units in a supportive, friendly and learning environment.

With proven skills in the management of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatologic hand conditions, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach, lead, mentor and develop senior and more junior staff and students.

The department offers within it a wide range of experience; you will be supported to actively lead in the development and integration of the service, advancing your clinical, teaching, managerial and research skills.

You must have a Masters level degree or equivalent in physiotherapy or occupational therapy and evidence of BAHT postgraduate study or its equivalent.  Relevant band 7 experience in the field of hand therapy is desirable, and working towards British Association of Hand Therapy Accreditation is desired. The Trust has an excellent appraisal scheme and offers regular CPD training in the form of internal courses, journal clubs, joint working and access to funding for external training/postgraduate study.

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Closing date: 15 October 2018

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