Senior Hand Therapist - Part Time

The Wellington Hospital
05 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

About The Facility

The Wellington Hospital in London is the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom. It has an international reputation for outstanding care in areas of medicine including cardiac services, neurosurgery, liver Critical Care Services and HPB medicine, rehabilitation, gynaecology, orthopaedics and many others.

The London Hand and Wrist Unit (LHWU) specialises in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of all conditions relating to the hand and wrist. Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons, with specific hand and wrist training, provide the medical and surgical care together with occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) providing rehabilitation services. The London Hand and Wrist Unit has five sites across central London, including The Platinum Medical Centre, The Portland, London Bridge Hospital, The Lister and Chelsea Outpatients Clinic.

Job Description

The post holder will have a full caseload of patients from all the referring consultants. The therapist will be expected to acquire the knowledge and the skills to enable him/her to perform clinical tasks with competence. These skills include those traditionally from the professions of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, plaster technicians and medical team. The post holder will also develop areas of responsibility within the department including tasks for quality improvement and general administration.

This is a part time position ; 12.5 hours

Salary Range - £36,937 - £44,271 ( Pro Rata)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide comprehensive and ongoing assessment for each patient in areas including movement, function, dexterity, oedema and sensation.
  • To maintain accurate, up to date and concise treatment records detailing individual treatment plans and progress using the standard hand therapy documentation protocol.
  • To ensure the patient, their family and carers are involved in the planning and delivery of their own care.
  • To plan and implement appropriate treatment regimes using hand therapy treatment media (using modalities from both physiotherapy and occupational therapy).
  • To evaluate clinical outcomes.
  • To provide a theoretical background for each patient about their injury/disease and, where appropriate, to advise the patients for future management.
  • To accompany patients to their consultant appointments when appropriate and liaise with the consultants regarding the progress of their patients.

Skills & Experience

  • HPC Registration
  • Professional qualification in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
  • Experience as a Senior Hand Therapist
  • Experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Evidence of post graduate Hand therapy education (Desirable)
  • BAHT Level I or II Courses (Desirable)

Experience with static and dynamic Splinting (Desirable)

About The Individual

The ideal candidate will have sound clinical reasoning skills, flexibility, and effective organisation management to respond to the needs of the department. They will have enthusiasm for hand therapy with a commitment to providing an advanced level of clinical care.