Hand Therapist / Lead Physiotherapist
Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital | Physiotherapy | Permanent Contract | Part time
Up to £54,500 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience
24 hours per week
At Nuffield Health the UKs largest healthcare charity, everything we give our patients, members and customers would not be possible without you. Your passion, your warmth, your drive to make a difference. Whether it's driving connected health, helping the nation, transforming experiences, or building the career you want - we give you the support to do it all. Join our journey. It starts with you.
We offer flexible working, freedom to focus on patients, and everything you need to take your career further. With senior mentoring, academy training - and our partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University partnership - you could progress to a clinical role or managerial position.
As a Hand Therapist at our Wessex Hospital, you will manage a complex clinical caseload of hand therapy patients referred from Consultants, GP's, PMI's or self referrals, as well as post-operative patients. You will work within a multidisciplinary team including nurses, AHP's and consultants, playing a key role in helping our patients recover to the level of health and wellbeing that they aspire to. You will liaise closely with our orthopaedic hand surgeons, running clinics alongside Professor Warwick, David Hargreaves, George Cox and Alistair Philips.
Your responsibilities will include providing clinical leadership and expertise to our small hand therapy team, ensuring the provision of high quality care, supporting with training and development of more junior members of staff. You will be expected to exercise a high degree of professional autonomy and integrity along with excellent communication skills. You will support the national Nuffield Health Hand Therapy network with regular supervision sessions.
As a Hand Therapist, you will:
Deliver high quality, effective clinical care.
Adhere to our values and beliefs at Nuffield Health, in which we encourage behaviour which is enterprising, passionate, independent and caring.
Deliver excellent clinical care that is evidence based, Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led and responsive to our patients needs.
Ensure on-going monitoring of the standard of treatment provided.
Be compliant with all professional, clinical and integrated governance standards and participate in clinical audit and other quality assurance processes.
To succeed as our Hand Therapy Lead, you will:
Have a BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent, you'll be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Demonstrate evidence of further professional hand therapy specific training and continual professional development, reflecting your desire to develop as a practitioner.
Have a minimum of 5 years experience working in the field of hand therapy with experience of leading a service desirable.
Be able to demonstrate excellent hand therapy and splinting skills.
Be a confident communicator with the ability to engage effectively with the general public and other healthcare professionals.
Be a competent and confident IT user with strong organisation skills
Have the ability to prioritise and deal with your varied workload in an effective and timely manner.
Supporting your growth.
We're committed to the professional development of all our clinical colleagues. Inside our Learning and Development Academy, you'll discover a range of internal CPD courses and online content to support your clinical and professional development. As a Nuffield Health Physiotherapist, you'll also enjoy opportunities to apply for funding support towards your relevant CPD activity and postgraduate study. Plus, you can access further professional development opportunities via the large number of apprenticeship programmes we offer.
Helping you feel good.
We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That's why we've developed a benefits package with you in mind. With a cycle to work scheme, online GP, emotional wellbeing support and private healthcare - at Nuffield Health, we take care of what's important to you.
Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital is a stunning 46 bedded private hospital in West Hampshire with specialisms in Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Urology, Women's Health and Spinal surgery. The hospital also benefits from having onsite Radiology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy so we can give our patients a complete package of care. There are 16 consulting rooms with speciality outpatient rooms, 46 private patient bedrooms with en-suite facilities, 24 hr resident doctor on site (RMO) and four operating theatres and one endoscopy suite.
Join Nuffield Health and create the future you want, today.
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It starts with you.