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Hand Therapist Required

Salary Unspecified
Town/City Dorchester DT1 2JY
Payment type Unspecified
Region South West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Dorset County Hospital

Other benefits

Vacancy details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Therapist who has a passion for hand therapy to join our dedicated team here at Dorset County Hospital.

Our Hand Therapy Department is a well-established truly generic service that works very closely with the Orthopaedic Hand Surgeons and wider multidisciplinary team. It is based within the main hospital in the centre of Dorchester.

Band 6 Application: some experience within the field of hand therapy and splint making is essential. You would be expected to undertake assessment and treatment management of patients with a wide range of hand/forearm/elbow related conditions including: acquired conditions, trauma, post-surgery, rheumatology, splinting/casting.

Band 5-6 Accelerator Application: some experience in the field of hand therapy would be preferable but we would be happy to consider further in-post training. The Accelerator post would involve the successful completion of competencies before progression to a B6 role.

You will be expected to play a role/assist in audits/service development.

You will also be expected to participate in the teaching of rotational staff and undergraduate students and take part in the delivery of CPD/in-service training of the hand therapy team in general

There is good support and encouragement for CPD and peer support through a thriving regional hand therapy network.

A minimum of 2 years Band 5 experience is essential for this post.

West Dorset is a beautiful part of the country with its rolling hills and the outstanding Jurassic Coastline World Heritage site. From buzzing harbours and beaches to sleepy villages and vibrant market towns; it is the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex and is an area steeped in history and heritage.

How to apply

For further information or to make an informal visit do not hesitate to contact me via email: maree.dethick-jones@dchft.nhs.uk or telephone 01305 255314

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