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Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
SENIOR BAND 6 HAND THERAPIST - HANDS AND RHEUMATOLOGY (Occupational Therapist orPhysiotherapist)

The integrated Musculoskeletal Service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Hand Therapist to join our Hand Therapy Team based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

The post holder will carry out assessment, intervention, including splinting and rehabilitation, and evaluation of Hand Therapy patients using a variety of tools and techniques.

Trauma referrals are received daily from busy Hand clinics and consultant teams within our Hand Therapy Unit. You will be seeing patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions.

We are looking for sound clinical reasoning and communication skills, and an ability to work well within a team.

You will have regular informal/formal supervision with experienced senior therapists and will work as part of the wider community Musculoskeletal Service.

You must hold a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Main duties of the job

Job Summary
  • To perform advanced assessment and treatment of hands and plastics patients including splinting and rehabilitation programmes
  • To assist in the formulation of clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner
  • To hold responsibility for own case load. Supervision taking the form of regular one to one sessions with the line manager, informal daily supervision, formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences and reflective practice. Access to advice and support from a senior hand therapist is available on a regular basis
  • To undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to develop and enhance personal and team's clinical practice to make suggestions to Clinical Lead/Head of Service for changes to practice by the team to assist in the implementation of specific changes to practice to contribute to the preparation of service protocols
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner

About us

  • A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff
  • We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities
  • Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision
  • We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds
  • We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now
  • You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.
  • Word versions of documents are available if needed to allow for any adaptations to be made i.e. font, colour, background, convert to Read Aloud.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification for details

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19

Person Specification



  • oValid Health Professions Council registration
  • oPhysiotherapy/Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent
  • oExperience as a Band 6 relevant to the role
  • oAttendance at post graduate courses relevant to the role
  • oDocumented evidence of Continuing Professional
  • oDevelopment of expanded, specialist skills relevant to the role
  • oAbility to communicate effectively and confidently with colleagues, other disciplines, patients, relatives and carers.
  • oDeveloped ability to assess patient conditions, establish a diagnosis and formulate and deliver a treatment plan using a range of modalities.
  • oDeveloped Clinical problem solving ability.
  • oContributes to a culture where the safe care of patients is the primary concern.
  • oInvolves patients in decision making around their care and treatment planning.
  • oDemonstrates flexibility to meet service delivery and individual patient needs.
  • oUnderstands confidentiality requirements and how these link to their role.
  • oWillingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • o Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • oHold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Lister Hospital /Kingsway Health Centre

Coreys Mill Lane



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