The Hand Therapy Fellowship is designed to support excellence in hand therapy in up and coming physiotherapists and occupational therapists. You will learn clinical skills from experts in the field, you will be directed in your clinical learning and provided with observation and personal learning time during the work week.
One year position at Melbourne Hand Rehab.
Four positions will be available for 2021.
An average of one day per week will be dedicated to ongoing learning in hand therapy and 4 days clinical load in hand therapy and upper limb.
Fee: No fee for the program is applicable for the successful applicants and additionally, the chosen applicants will be paid a full time wage for their year level according to the award pertaining to private practice.
Value of the program: is $10,000
Venues: The programs will be held across each of our 4 main clinics: Richmond, Melbourne, Heidelberg Heights and North Essendon in 2021.
Learning outcomes: Hand Therapy Certification Commission learning outcomes in hand therapy are used in all programming.
Qualification: No formal certification of any kind is implied or provided.
Monthly seminar 2hrs
Monthly skills session 1h
2 Saturday morning PDS
Weekly mentoring 1h
Observation 2hrs pw
Directed private study 2hrs pw
Own skill practice 1h pw
Static splinting, fibreglass casting 14hrs
Soft splinting 4hrs
Dynamic splinting 6hrs
Wound & scar management 4hrs
Anatomy hand & wrist and elbow
Sports, musicians, pain, handwriting
Surgical, wounds & scars
Exercises, soft tissue, mobilisation
Applications for the 2021 program: open on 1 August 2020, and close on 31 October 2020.
Program commences: 18 January 2021.
To apply: Please send a half page letter to Karen Fitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) as to why you would like to be considered along with a brief CV. Put ‘Hand Therapy Fellowship’ in the subject line.