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Occupational Therapist: Hand Therapy & Rheumatology Band 6

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced senior occupational therapist to become part of the hand therapy service at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. You will have experience of treating simple and complex hand injuries and rheumatology conditions.

In addition to being a major trauma centre, we are a regional plastic surgery unit and the team supports and works closely with the plastic surgeons, trauma and orthopaedic surgeons, and the rheumatology consultants.

We work closely with our physiotherapy colleagues and other MDT members, and also have links with other hand units in the Warwickshire area.

Our hand therapy service covers both Coventry and St. Cross hospital at Rugby, so there is potential for cross-site working as part of this role.

If you are interested in this role and would like to discuss it further or arrange a visit to meet the team and view our facilities, please contact us today.

If you would like to discuss the post further, please do not hesitate to contact: Naomi Smerdon - Team Lead on Tel: 02476 96 6016 or email

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a caseload of patients with varying diagnosis and or /complex needs, using evidence based/ client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in a defined clinical area.
  • Ensure development of junior staff through supervision, training and annual appraisal
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of clinical practice & service development within area.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust Therapy service.
  • Take a lead for information management to ensure high quality data which is recorded, evaluated & reported in a timely manner.

You should be highly motivated, passionate about hand therapy and providing excellent patient care. Good interpersonal skills are essential, and we are looking for someone with fieldwork educator experience, who is committed to supporting future service developments within the department. The team is friendly, supportive, and will help you in your own professional and personal development.

The role will include:
  • Hand therapy following surgery or injury both on the wards and in an outpatient setting
  • Wound care
  • Static and dynamic splinting
  • Attendance at hand clinics
  • Treatment of outpatients with rheumatological conditions individually and in group situations.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 30th July 2024 ***

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

  • Be professional, legally responsible & accountable for all aspects of own work and activities, to manage clinical risk within own clinical caseload.
  • Be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work and activities, to manage clinical risk within own clinical caseload.
  • Carry a clinical caseload of highly complex patients, provide advanced therapeutic assessment & evaluation and provide detailed written treatment plans with patient centered goals working within outpatient and ward settings.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner and member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Carry out treatment, using a broad variety of modalities and clinical reasoning to allow selection of the most appropriate technique evaluating, modifying and recording all interventions and outcomes & adapting them to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Use highly developed manual treatment skills requiring coordination, sensation & dexterity.
  • Assist in the production and deliver an annual report specific to own clinical area & participate in the delivery of the therapy business plan.

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

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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