The Early Career Fellowship in Hand Therapy is a one year position 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.
Melbourne Hand Rehab offer paid positions in the Early Career Fellowship in Hand Therapy through Hand Faculty. The Hand Faculty program is delivered in partnership with the AHTA, the national peak body for hand therapy in Australia.
Five positions will be available for the January 2024 intake.
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 program will be held across our larger clinics.
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.
1 week (38 hours)
Directed private study 96hrs
Skill practice 12hrs
Monthly seminar 2hrs
Monthly skills session 1h
Fortnightly case study 1hr
Professional days 2
Weekly mentoring 30m
Weekly tutorial 30m
Static splinting (thermoplastic splints, waterproof and plaster casting 28hrs
Soft splinting 4hrs
Dynamic splinting 6hrs
Wound & scar management 4hrs
Anatomy hand, wrist & elbow
Sports, musicians, pain, handwriting
Surgical, wounds & scars
Exercises, soft tissue, mobilisation
Applications for the January 2024 program: open on 1 August 2023, and close on 31 October 2023.
January program commences: 15 January 2024.
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 ‘Fellowship in Hand Therapy’ in the subject line.