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B6 MSK Hand Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Hand Therapist - Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 15 hours per week
Job ref
347- 4257987
Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
04/07/2022 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.


Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Hand Therapist (Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist) to join the Therapy Outpatient Service at the Trust.

Are you a passionate Hand Therapist who is committed to service development and dedicated to collaborative working to coproduce with the population that we serve?

 About us

We are an innovative Therapy Outpatient Service – coproducing with the population we serve to deliver the Best MSK Health outcomes and services. We take an active role in supporting our staff through supervision, case discussion and training in many different formats.

Main duties of the job

You must have experience and skills in the assessment and treatment of MSK hand conditions and proven clinical skills based on evidence-based practice – especially in the outpatient setting.

The successful candidates would work across the organisation and be confident to loan work.

The post holder must have excellent communication skills and be committed to CPD. You will be working alongside experienced Physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, Assistants, Rheumatology OT and MSK Drs. You will manage your own caseload so need excellent time management skills.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Advert Date: 20th June 2022

Closing Date:4th July 2022

Shortlisting Date: 5th July 2022

Interview Date: 19th July 2022

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC
  • Evidence of current Hand Therapy qualifications or equivalent

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Shared decision/ coproduced/ personalised approach - what matters to me the patient
  • Knowledge and scope of own practice and when is the correct time to escalate. Clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
  • Ability to work automounly in the hand setting
  • Expertise and knowledge in the field of MSK hands
  • Awareness BEST MSK Health Programme

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of experience working in Therapy Outpatient setting autonomously
  • Knowledge and experience of MSK hand presentations
  • Further study / equivalent - MSK hand therapy

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Miss R Dillon
Job title
Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01695 656409
Additional information

Miss R Dillon  - Team Lead - 01695 656409