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Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist working in Hand Therapy


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join our musculoskeletal hand therapy team. We are looking for a Band 7 Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to provide advanced therapy assessment and management of patients with a wide range of conditions including acquired conditions and trauma/orthopaedic. You will be working in a busy friendly outpatient department seeing both G.P and Consultant referrals with easy access to all other outpatient and inpatient departments. You will join an integrated team, which includes Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, offering an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, friendly and learning environment. The Hand Therapy Outpatients Department is situated within physiotherapy outpatients at the three main hospital sites: Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate and William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.

With proven skills in the management of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatologic hand conditions, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach and develop more junior staff and students. You will be working with the Extended Scope Practitioners and one other Band 7, to clinically lead and manage the day to day running of the hand therapy staff. The department offers within it a wide range of experience, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical, teaching, managerial and research skills and become involved in service development with the opportunity to attend external training to progress learning. There is a well-structured in-service training program and weekly meetings with the team and excellent links with the orthopaedic consultants. You will have opportunities to be part of the therapist-led orthopaedic clinics alongside the ESPs.

You must have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy or physiotherapy and evidence of postgraduate study as well as being HCPC and BAHT registered. A minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field of hand therapy is required and working towards British Association of Hand Therapy Accreditation is desired. The Trust has an excellent appraisal scheme and offers regular CPD training in the form of internal courses, journal clubs, joint working and access to funding for external training/postgraduate study.

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