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1787 - Advanced Physiotherapist - Specialist in Hand Therapy

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The interview date for this role will be 15.5.24

We would like to invite you to join our outpatients therapy services in this newly revised role which requires specialist skills in managing hand therapy conditions and can be fulfilled by an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist. This is an exciting opportunity to join our therapy teams and help us continue our journey towards excellence. Your role will be to lead and develop the hand therapy service offer, working with colleagues within BHNFT and across pathways in Barnsley and South Yorkshire. You will be working alongside advanced specialists in other speciality areas and will be supported by the collective leadership for therapies and dietetics.

You will be an inspirational leader with experience of leading change and working with others to create great care to meet the needs of the Barnsley people.

Main duties of the job

You will have advanced clinical skills within the management of various hand therapy conditions, and be able to apply this knowledge and experience to aid the multidisciplinary team in providing best possible care.

You will be responsible for the clinical governance within the hand therapy service, and will share your skills more widely across the physiotherapy and occupational therapy service and wider therapy and dietetics service

You will ensure that the service is evidence based and effective utilising current and developing guidance and established outcome measures.

You will ensure that you provide a high standard of leadership for your team, and across the therapy services including living our values as an organisation and as a profession.

You will be forward thinking, motivating and innovative, developing the service and your colleagues skills in order to be fit for the future challenges.

Our therapy services are undergoing a number of developments including digital transformation and we have high aspirations for where we can take therapy and the therapy teams as a whole. This is both a challenging and exciting time to be joining our team.

Professional support and ongoing training and development will be in place for the successful candidate.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registered
  • Extensive post graduate experience, with previous experience working in a specialist area.
  • Evidence of continual Professional Development and post graduate training in relevant area.
  • Experience of working towards a masters in the relevant field or equivalent experience.


  • Member of special interest group
  • MCSP



  • Experience of Evidence Based Practice and Risk Assessment.
  • Experience of splinting (static) of the hand.


  • Member of specialist interest group BAHT
  • BAHT level I/II working towards accreditation
  • Experience of dynamic splinting of the hand.

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Advanced level of knowledge and physiotherapy or occupational therapy skills in Hand assessment and treatment
  • Advanced level of clinical reasoning, handling and treatment skills
  • Experience in developing Orthopaedic services relating to physiotherapy
  • Ability to teach and supervise at an advanced specialist level on physiotherapy or occupational therapy issues
  • Consistently respond to unpredictable demands on the service
  • Awareness of NHS issues
  • Good knowledge of confidentiality issues
  • Ability to risk assess and have awareness of Health & Safety issues for own and others work area and caseloads
  • Good knowledge of confidentiality issues.
  • Experience of Audit process
  • Responsible for own CPD and for leading on the development of other staffs CPD through the appraisal process
  • Clear vision of role, commitment and development of specialty
  • To participate in the Respiratory/On-Call rota


  • Involvement in Audit and research projects
  • Participation in out of hours service
  • Car user, full driving licence and business use insurance

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments
  • Management and Leadership skills
  • Clear vision of role, commitment and development of speciality

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe what motivates you to do a good job?

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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