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Band 6 Senior Upper Limb Therapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in a dynamic, innovative trust with state of the art facilities and where there is a strong focus on CPD/staff development?

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a large Major Trauma Unit near the City Centre with excellent transport links. The Hand Service within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a regional hand centre accepting patients with acute and complex needs.

This post will be based within our hand therapy rehabilitation department where there is a vibrant and supportive team of specialist OTS, Physiotherapists and Therapy assistants. With opportunities to work in specialist multidisciplinary hand clinics alongside Consultant Hand Surgeons and also management of inpatient hand injuries.

We are looking for a motivated and flexible band 6 Hand Therapist OT or Physiotherapist to join our expanding team. New investments and developments in our Hand Service have meant there are exciting opportunities within the team for an experienced therapist looking to move into a senior position or for candidates who are looking to develop their experience further working alongside a large team of experienced therapists, consultants and the wider MDT.

The Hand Therapy service actively supports CPD and personal development for all staff. We have a comprehensive in service training programme and run courses within the department.

See person specification and Job Description for further details

please contact -- Tina Daniel ( Clinical Specialist OT

Main duties of the job

You will need to have experience of various hand assessments and treatment modalities in the rehabilitation of hand injuries and conditions, including good splinting skills. Additionally having good clinical analysis and reasoning in your assessment and applying treatment options is required. Having a good working knowledge of anatomy and physiology is desirable, with certainty of progressing this further. You must be keen to develop your Hand Therapy clinical skills further whilst developing greater responsibilities in your caseload and time management. Good communication skills and organisational skills are required and will also be developed. There are opportunities to experience staff management, such as supervision and participating in student development and learning.

There are opportunities to work across two sites, QEHB and Royal Orthopedic Hospital, creating a mixed caseload of trauma and elective patients.

The department is involved in a variety of research projects and is committed to embedding evidenced based care with the aim of improving patient outcomes.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Appropriate Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy or professional qualification e.g. MCSP/ BSc or MSc.
  • * Registration with Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC)
  • * COT/CSP or equivalent professional registration.
  • * Evidence of commitment to advanced clinical and non-clinical continued professional development within own speciality, e.g. post registration training, management competencies and evidence of a detailed personal development portfolio.
  • * Relevant, accredited, postgraduate education/courses and CPD



  • * Considerable post registration experience of which should an acute NHS organisation and completion of core rotations in MSK / Hand Therapy / Neuro
  • * Thermoplastic splinting experience
  • * Experience of staff management e.g. supervision and support of staff.
  • * Involvement in Multi professional team working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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