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Senior Specialist Hand Therapist

Guy's and St. Thomas'
Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

As a growing and developing highly respected service with an increasing referral base and remit to support our partner organisations, a position for a Band 7 Hand Therapist (Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist) has arisen. Guys and St Thomas' Hand Therapy Unit is a well-established, dynamic multi-disciplinary team, and we seek an individual who is autonomous, forward thinking and enthusiastic.

The team consists of 31 qualified Hand Therapists supported by five 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 your clinical skills and expertise. We are currently supporting an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Apprenticeship in collaboration with St George's University and have several ACP roles. You will manage a busy clinical caseload of non-surgically and surgically managed patients with traumatic and elective hand and upper limb injuries. Additionally you have the opportunity to assess and manage non-surgical conditions referred from the community. You should expect to participate in local and national Hand therapists activities. There are opportunities for additional training.

Does this sound like the challenge that you are looking for? If so, please apply. Please be aware that there are full and part time opportunities for this role.

For further Details:

Elise Van der Veen (Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist):; 02071884159

Christy Fowler (ACP Hand Therapist):

Closing date: 1/08/21 at midnight

Interview date: 11/08/21

For further details / informal visits contact:

Telephone number02071884159

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Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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