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Bank Band 7 Hand Occupational Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 a year 43742
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Part Time
Would you like to work within our Hand Therapy Team as a Band 7 Occupational Therapist?

If you would like any further information, please contact Thomas Bevan.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out advanced assessment and management of patients within this specialty who may have a complex presentation and / or a multi-pathology presentation, determining best delivery of care, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • To work as an autonomous professional according to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) standards of care and professional conduct.
  • To support service reviews / audits in order to evaluate quality, efficiency and outcomes with a view to implementing change of practice, to ensure that a high standard of clinical practice and patient care is maintained.
  • To develop relationships with professional colleagues locally, regionally and nationally if required developing clinical pathways relevant to hand therapy.
  • To take a lead role in the supervision, teaching and appraisal of junior therapists, non-qualified therapy staff & students to graduate level, and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) staff in the care of patients within this specialty.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registrationDiploma / degree in Occupational TherapyEvidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including evidence of recent postgraduate learning


  • Post-graduate accredited course in Hand Therapy e.g. BAHT Level 1.Relevant post graduate hand therapy course e.g. splinting / workshops etc.Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Royal College of Occupational TherapistsMembership of relevant special interest group e.g. BAHT



  • To have completed a variety of rotations and acquired core skills relevant to the postExperience of a wide range of clinical rehabilitation areas in an acute settingExperience of working as part of a multidisciplinary teamKnowledge of clinical governanceExperience of service development and evaluationAble to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary teamFlexible and adaptableAble to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledgeAbility to cope with distressing situations such as imparting unwelcome news regarding rehabilitation potentialAdaptable to sudden changes in workload with fast turnaround of patientsProfessional manner and behaviourAble to demonstrate leadership skillsAble to demonstrate clinical reasoning and decision-making skillsAbility to work under pressure and set prioritiesGood time management and organisational skills & ability to work across in & outpatients as required during the week.Good planning, decision making and problem-solving skillsAbility to reflect on and critically appraise own performanceManual handling skillsUnderstanding of the legal responsibilities of the profession at all timesAble to develop a therapeutic rapport with patientsAbility to summarise treatment session (written and oral)To have competent IT skillsCommitted to personal and team developmentAble to demonstrate a good standard of English languageExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbalGood time management and organisational skillsWillingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patientsWillingness to be flexible in working locationsMust be a car driver with valid driving license or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the serviceAct in ways that support equality and value diversity


  • Proven hand therapy post graduate clinical experience relevant to the post.Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in Hand therapyExperience in Thermoplastic or Neoprene splinting

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeovil District Hospital

Higher Kingston



BA21 4AT

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