Allied Health Professionals - Hand Therapist

  • Department Therapy Outpatients OT (PRH)
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/09/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-HTP-149
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Part time hours also available

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 post within Hand Therapy at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in Shropshire. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills in hand therapy with the support and supervision of an experienced hand therapy team.

This post is part of the system wide MSK service.  This post will include the management of primary and secondary care referrals, managing both post operative and trauma management.   

The MSK transformation in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin has transformed the care of those presenting with MSK conditions across the system.  The 3 organisations;  Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), Shropshire Communities Health NHS Trust (SCHT) and Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospitals NHS Trust (RJAH), have worked together to implement transformed clinical care across the system.  This transformation places emphasis on Therapies and conservative management for MSK conditions resulting in a significant investment in Therapies to provide additional clinical capacity.  

We are able to offer a development route for the right applicant without previous hand therapy experience. Our experienced and skilled team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists will provide clinical supervision and training to assist you in developing the skills you require, working towards a specialist hand therapy role.  


Main duties of the job

  • To assess outpatients with a range of hand conditions and in collaboration with the patient formulate and deliver a treatment plan.
  • To be responsible for planning and managing own patient caseload. 
  • To maintain accurate patient records. 
  • To participate in in-service training, clinical supervision and departmental audits. 
  • Maintain a professional development portfolio as evidence of developing knowledge and skills. 


Working for your organisation

The post is based in a  friendly and supportive outpatient therapy department at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. Our team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists includes specialist, highly specialist, advanced practitioner therapists and a consultant physiotherapist who have a wealth of expertise and experience to share with you. 

The department is involved in research projects and has close links with HEI's providing clinical placements and working closely to identify opportunities for staff.  We are committed to allocated CPD time, clinical outcomes and providing a responsive patient focused service.  We have a structured in-service training programme and your job plan will include time for non-clinical professional activity. 

Therapy services are delivered over two hospital sites within the Trust and although the post is based at our The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford there may be a requirement to travel to The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site as part of the role. 

We would be delighted to speak to interested applicants who require further information and answer any questions about the post, or working for the organisation. 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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