Specialist Hand Therapist

£31,365 - £37,890
Town/City Brighton BN2 5BE
Payment type Per annum
Region England
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 379-2658647-SEP20
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Vacancy details

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Gold accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 6 Specialist Hand Therapist to join our growing and busy out-patient Hand Service in Brighton.

We are looking for a dynamic, resourceful, and motivated Band 6 Hand Therapist with highly developed interpersonal skills to join our specialist, Regional Hand Therapy Service that receives referrals from our 5 Hand Consultants and the Virtual Hand & Wrist Fracture Clinic.

You will be an Occupational Therapist or a Physiotherapist with experience of, or interest in, assessing and treating a variety of hand injuries and conditions that may include fractures, soft-tissue repairs and reconstructions, elective and chronic conditions. You will be keen to develop your Hand Therapy clinical skills whilst developing greater responsibilities in caseload and service development. We have an established competency framework to support your learning and encourage professional development opportunities. We can offer you regular supervision, in-service training, and peer learning in a friendly multidisciplinary working atmosphere. There will also be the opportunity to work within our established Virtual Hand Fracture Clinic and lead Wrist Groups (virtual and face-to-face).

The successful candidate will be self-directed, analytical, reflective, and committed to this area of specialism.

Applicants without Hand Therapy experience will need to demonstrate their understanding of the profession and identify transferable clinical and professional skills to this setting in their application.

About Us:

We are a team of 6 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and are fully integrated within the Hand Service which includes Hand Consultants, Registrars, Nurses, Plaster Technicians, and Hand Administration team. We work closely together to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, effective care and rehabilitation.

We work across two sites The Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre, within a complex organisation which has a range of core and specialist services including the adult Major Trauma Centre for the South East coast, which provides specialised care for severely injured patients from Chichester in the west towards Hastings and parts of Kent in the east.

We operate a five-day service (Monday – Friday) 8 – 16:00.

Flexible working hours are available.

Interview date: November 3rd, 2020 (face-to-face, virtual available)


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Lauren Walker

Job title Advanced Hand Therapist

Email address lauren.walker17@nhs.net

Telephone number 01273696955 extension 4116

Additional contact information

Fiona Howells



General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email: bsuh.hresvacancies@nhs.net

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.


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