Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Team Leader/ Expert Hand Physiotherapist or Hand Occupational Therapist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
37.5 per week
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
29/10/2018 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Band 8a Team Leader Hand Therapist

(Physiotherapist or Occupational


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated individual to join our musculoskeletal hand and plastic therapy teams as the Team Leader.

The Hand Therapy Outpatient Departments are situated within the physiotherapy departments and clinics across Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre John Radcliffe Hospital and Horton General.

We are looking for a Band 8a Hand Physiotherapist or Hand Occupational Therapist to provide expert hand therapy assessment and management of patients with a wide range of conditions, including acquired conditions and trauma/orthopaedic/post surgery/splinting/casting. You will be working in busy friendly physiotherapy outpatient and practitioner led clinics across the Oxford University Hospital sites.

You will act as Team Lead in integrating the hand therapy teams across the hospital sites. The teams include occupational therapists and physiotherapists, offering an excellent opportunity to develop your own skills and those of the staff within the units in a supportive, friendly and learning environment.

With proven skills in the management of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatologic hand conditions, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach, lead, mentor and develop senior and more junior staff and students.

The department offers within it a wide range of experience; you will be supported to actively lead in the development and integration of the service, advancing your clinical, teaching, managerial and research skills.

You must have a Masters level degree or equivalent in physiotherapy or occupational therapy and evidence of BAHT postgraduate study or its equivalent.  A minimum of 4 years’ band 7 experience in the field of hand therapy is desirable, and working towards British Association of Hand Therapy Accreditation is desired. The Trust has an excellent appraisal scheme and offers regular CPD training in the form of internal courses, journal clubs, joint working and access to funding for external training/postgraduate study.

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With an estimated 2016 population of 170,350, it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse. The city is 51 miles (82 km) from London, 61 miles (98 km) from Bristol, 59 miles (95 km) from Southampton, 57 miles (92 km) from Birmingham and 24 miles (39 km) from Reading.

Oxford evolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The architecture of its 38 colleges in the city’s medieval centre led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the 'City of Dreaming Spires'.


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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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