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Full Time
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

At Northampton General Hospital we provide general acute services and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living in Northamptonshire. As well as this we are an accredited cancer centre and provide cancer services to a wider population of Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

We are proud to be the first hospital in the UK to have obtained Pathway to Excellence® designated accreditation from the American nurses credentialing centre (ANCC). We have also been rated as a GOOD hospital in our most recent CQC inspection and hope you will join us on our journey to becoming OUTSTANDING.

We celebrate staff achievements and value the importance of working as one big team. That’s why we talk about TeamNGH. It’s all about working together to provide the best possible care for our patients and supporting each other to grow and develop our skills. We are driven to helping you to be the best you can be.

Apply today and join the largest family in Northamptonshire.

The Hand Therapy service at Northampton General Hospital is a dynamic team continually expanding and developing. We work closely with our Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons, within the acute hospital, to deliver the best possible patient care for a range of acquired and traumatic hand and wrist injuries in adults and paediatrics.

The hand therapy team is an outpatient service based at Northampton General Hospital receiving Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant referrals- directly or via our initiative Virtual Fracture Clinic- and referrals from Plastic surgery Consultants who we run joint MDT Hand clinics with.

We are seeking Band 6 Hand Therapists to join our well-regarded, specialised team. We are looking to recruit dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists with an interest in further developing their hand therapy skills.

The job will involve using a wide range of specialist hand therapy techniques and skills including fabrication of splints, exercise prescription, joint mobilisations, E-link rehabilitation, pressure garments and pain management techniques. Senior staff manage Poole Traction splinting for patients. Clinical supervision and further training and development in these areas will be firmly supported and BAHT training can be supported.

Applications are welcomed from Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists with have experience and skills in general Musculoskeletal assessment and/ or Hand Therapy who wish to progress their skills in these two particular clinical fields.

The hand therapy service is managed by the In-patient therapy team managers. This team cover all of in- patients and the Limb centre. We offer students placements, both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, from Coventry and Northampton Universities on a regular basis and we actively encourage participation in student training and development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lucy Wimmer,Hand therapy Team Lead on [Click here to apply] or email: ( Email address removed )


To deliver best possible care for our patients:

  • We put patient safety above all else

  • We aspire to excellence

  • We reflect, we learn, we improve

  • We respect and support each other


To apply for this post, scroll down to the bottom of this page and select “apply on line”.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Northampton General Hospital to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Due to the high number of applications received we are unable to respond to each application individually. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you have been unsuccessful in this application.

For further information on nursing, apprenticeships, A&E or any other departments please visit our specific website or pages that are indicated on the right hand side of this advert.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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