Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Hand Therapist

Band 6

Main area
hand therapy
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata
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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


We are looking for a highly motivated therapist (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist) to join our Hands and Plastics Therapy Team. The post holder will carry a predominantly outpatient caseload treating a wide variety of hand conditions. There will be a requirement to splint the upper limb and to carry out dressing changes where required, after relevant training. The post holder may be required, on occasions, to carry an inpatient caseload working with patients who have undergone plastic surgery, carrying out assessments and treatment plans to facilitate discharge.



·         Hand Therapy and Plastic Surgery Department

·         37.5 hours per week



There is a well-established IST programme both within the therapist team and alongside the junior doctors and consultants.


This post will offer you an excellent opportunity to practice and develop your skills within a supportive, friendly and learning environment. 


If you feel you are not quite ready for a band 6 role in hand therapy, we would consider a training role with a B5 – B6 transition on achieveing pre-agreed competencies, for the right person.


Closing date: 18th July with interviews: 29th July

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information or if you would like to come and visit us, please contact:

E-mail hester.bishop@ouh.nhs.uk / crona.hannon@ouh.nhs.uk or Hannah.perkin@ouh.nhs.uk