Senior Hand Therapist

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Senior Hand Therapist

Department: Hand Therapy Unit

Band 6 - £35,393 - £42,618 per annum

Hours: Full Time - 37.5/week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An opportunity has arisen to recruit a Hand therapist, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, to our highly regarded Hand Therapy Unit, which is a busy, friendly department treating all types of hand / wrist problems. We work closely with our Orthopaedic and Hand surgeons, Rheumatologists, Emergency Department and with our local GPs.

We are looking for a candidate with proven hand therapy skills which should include a good understanding of thermoplastic splinting and wound management. The candidate should ideally have achieved a minimum of BAHT Level 1

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, flexible and an innovative therapist. Good communication, time management and organisational skills are essential and you should be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

If you feel you are interested in this post, but do not meet all the criteria in the job specification there may be the opportunity for this to be a Band 5/6 developmental post.

Previous applicants that have applied in the last 3 months need not apply

For further information, please contact Claire Turton, Hand Therapy Lead on 01908 995411 or via email at Claire.turton@mkuh.nhs.uk

Interviews will be held w/c 22nd July 2024

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence based/best practice.

To provide advance assessment and treatment of patients with hand and wrist problems.

To be responsible for own case load within a defined clinical area, or a particular patient type working without direct supervision but with support, as required.

To utilise the expertise of senior staff in order to develop skills and knowledge and consolidate learning.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.

To train and develop junior staff.

To undertake evidence based audit to further own and teams clinical practice. Make recommendations to Manager / Team Leader regarding changes to practice and/or service policies and protocols. May lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.

To represent therapies as a visible, knowledgeable, confident, supportive and high performing professional group.

About us

Our staff are the happiest NHS staff; MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-CC2499A-A

Job locations

Therapy Outpatients (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To be professional and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation/multi-pathology; using advanced investigative and analytical skills and to formulate individualised management and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate a specialised programme of care and signpost to other specialist or services revaluating as appropriate.

Professional

To comply with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the relevant professional body.

To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through continuing professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate, as necessary, in your work. Maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development.

Organisational

To be responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of junior staff, assistants and students on a daily bases in conjunction with the team leader/senior therapists, as required.

To ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision, meet the required professional standards of physiotherapy practice.

Please refer to the the Job Description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To be professional and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation/multi-pathology; using advanced investigative and analytical skills and to formulate individualised management and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate a specialised programme of care and signpost to other specialist or services revaluating as appropriate.

Professional

To comply with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the relevant professional body.

To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through continuing professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate, as necessary, in your work. Maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development.

Organisational

To be responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of junior staff, assistants and students on a daily bases in conjunction with the team leader/senior therapists, as required.

To ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision, meet the required professional standards of physiotherapy practice.

Please refer to the the Job Description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • Registered with UK Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of post registration CPD
  • Sound therapeutic & clinical knowledge

Desirable

  • Member of CSP/RCOT
  • Membership of Specialist Interest group(s)
  • BAHT Level 1 Course
  • Fieldwork Education training

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience in an NHS hospital setting
  • Experience of working in Hand Therapy
  • Experience of providing support and education to patients and carers

Desirable

  • Experience in the fabrication and fitting of complex hand / wrist splints
  • Experience of wound care and scar management
  • Experience of supervision/mentoring to juniors / students
  • Experience of audit and research

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to build and develop effective working relationships and motivate staff
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • IT skills (Microsoft word, email and internet)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to organise and prioritise own workload accordingly
  • Excellent personal organisation and proven time management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to cope with unpredictable and emergency situations
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to interpret, analyse and respond effectively to complex information
  • Ability to appreciate the sensitivity and complexity of patient cultures and be able to provide a service appropriate to individual needs
  • Experience of undertaking 1:1 sessions and appraisals with juniors, assistants & students.

Desirable

  • Experience of using electronic patient records

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Be able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and acknowledge own needs and limitations
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development in clinical fields relevant to this post

Desirable

  • Ability to critically appraise the performance of junior/ unqualified staff and provide feedback and support as required

Communication

Essential

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence others

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • Registered with UK Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of post registration CPD
  • Sound therapeutic & clinical knowledge

Desirable

  • Member of CSP/RCOT
  • Membership of Specialist Interest group(s)
  • BAHT Level 1 Course
  • Fieldwork Education training

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience in an NHS hospital setting
  • Experience of working in Hand Therapy
  • Experience of providing support and education to patients and carers

Desirable

  • Experience in the fabrication and fitting of complex hand / wrist splints
  • Experience of wound care and scar management
  • Experience of supervision/mentoring to juniors / students
  • Experience of audit and research

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to build and develop effective working relationships and motivate staff
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • IT skills (Microsoft word, email and internet)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to organise and prioritise own workload accordingly
  • Excellent personal organisation and proven time management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to cope with unpredictable and emergency situations
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to interpret, analyse and respond effectively to complex information
  • Ability to appreciate the sensitivity and complexity of patient cultures and be able to provide a service appropriate to individual needs
  • Experience of undertaking 1:1 sessions and appraisals with juniors, assistants & students.

Desirable

  • Experience of using electronic patient records

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Be able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and acknowledge own needs and limitations
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development in clinical fields relevant to this post

Desirable

  • Ability to critically appraise the performance of junior/ unqualified staff and provide feedback and support as required

Communication

Essential

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence others

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Therapy Outpatients (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Therapy Outpatients (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Hand Therapy Lead

Claire Turton

Claire.turton@mkuh.nhs.uk

01908995411

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-CC2499A-A

Job locations

Therapy Outpatients (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


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