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Band 7 Clinical Specialist Hand Therapist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Hand Therapy team as a Band 7 Clinical Specialist to support the development of the Hand Therapy service at UHCW NHS Trust. Applications are welcome from Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists able to demonstrate substantial experience working within a Hand Therapy team. The role will entail working at both our main site in University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire in Coventry and our other site at The Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

The post holder will work clinically with our Band 8 Advanced Practitioners, the Team Leader and two other Band 7 Clinical Specialists within our hand service. We provide highly specialist advice, assessment and treatment to support the management of patients with both traumatic and elective hand and wrist conditions, therefore the post requires a high level of knowledge in the management these patients. The demonstration of expertise in clinical assessment and treatment, and evidence of autonomous decision making are essential. Successful completion of a B.A.H.T. course or other relevant hand therapy training would be desirable.

***Interviews for this post are due to take place 14th June 2024**

Main duties of the job

Your clinical caseload will be predominantly in Outpatients and will include patients referred from plastic surgery and trauma& orthopaedics, there will be a small component of in-patient plastic surgery hand patients and Rheumatology out-patients. You will need to demonstrate experience in these clinical areas. You will need to be able to evidence that you are able to work under pressure to ensure patients are seen a timely way using either agreed protocols of treatment and/or clinical reasoning to ensure successful outcomes for the patients. Splinting skills, both static and dynamic, are essential.

The role would also provide the opportunity to work alongside our Upper Limb ESPs to develop services and pathways. The successful candidate would therefore demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent organisational skills and a flexible approach to service delivery to support our ESPs and team leads on the delivery of these Hand therapy care pathways.

Your development needs will be identified through regular supervision and appraisals and supported through external/ internal courses, in-service training and case reviews.

The Therapy service at UHCW NHS Trust is an expanding, forward thinking and highly regarded service and this post offers excellent personal and professional development opportunities within an established, supportive team.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Your role will also support the team leader in the managerial and operational running of the team and service development in this area. This will include supervision of staff, completion of annual PDRs, sickness monitoring, team audit programme and supervision of students on placement. Previous experience in research would be helpful and the role will involve leading or supporting the implementation of current and future research projects alongside team members.
  • To plan, co-ordinate, deliver, evaluate and manage a high quality therapy service to patients attending for Hand Therapy at UHCW NHS trust on a day to day basis.
  • To ensure the service is efficient and evidenced based.
  • To provide a source of highly expert specialised knowledge in Hands.
  • Provide a highly specialist, high standard therapy service, assessing and advising on patients care & treatment, as an autonomous practitioner within the defined patient group.
  • Be a clinical lead for therapy staff across the service area providing clinical advice and training, and liaising with other appropriate Therapy leads to ensure an integrated service is provided for the service area.
  • Provide support and advice for the continuous development, co-ordination and evaluation of the hand pathway (therapy and trust pathways)
  • Provide a source of expert clinical opinion within the field of hands for therapy staff and other health care professionals both internal and external to the Trust.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise on the Therapy assessment and management of hand patients.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hopsital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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