Rotational Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Llanelli / Carmarthen
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist. Initially based on a busy acute and mental health ward in Llanelli, with the option to join the Band 6 OT rotation within Hywel Dda University Health Board. This includes, stroke, front of house, reablement, as well as acute and community physical health, all based in Carmarthenshire.

Full and part time will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be part of a friendly, proactive Occupational Therapy team, and will work collaboratively with Multidisciplinary teams across the settings, including the emergency department, outreach and in reaching into the acute setting, to provide continuity of care for patients. The Occupational Therapy Service has strong clinical networks and integrated pathways that span primary and secondary care.

You will work as an integral part of the Carmarthenshire Occupational Therapy team delivering high quality, evidence based, person centred occupational therapy to people, supporting an integrated model of care that promotes faster recovery from illness and support timely discharge from hospital and maximize independent living.

We're seeking to appoint proactive, motivated and compassionate individuals with demonstrable experience and a broad knowledge of clinical specialties, whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board:

The University Health Board proactively supports training and development both as part of internal and external CPD.The post holder will have current HCPC registration. They will be expected to travel within the HDUHB area. Mileage allowance is payable to locations other than your base and pool cars are available.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide leadership and direction for inpatient OT team, autonomously prioritise case load and delegate to junior staff. Complete standardised assessment of functioning. Provide detailed written reports of persons functioning to MDT. Develop and plan individualised occupational based therapeutic intervention plans. Complete detailed discharge plans. Support patients to access community as part of therapeutic intervention. Deliver group based interventions on the ward such as recovery through activities. Mentor the development of OT support workers. Participate in CPD activities. Ensure that best practice guidelines are followed.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 13.06.2023.

Person Specification

Qualifiacation and Knowledge


  • Degree/Diploma in Occuaptaional Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses in particular clinical specialist areas to postgraduate diploma level


  • Accredited fieldwork education trainer.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic use of I.T.
  • ALAC training
  • Audit and research methodology
  • Advanced skills with manual handling including specialist hoists/slings.



  • NHS/Relevant Social Services Experience
  • Extensive post-graduate experience in a broad range of clinical fields.
  • Proven skills in the assessment and treatment to emotionally demanding clients/relations.
  • Managing a complex caseload
  • Negotiation of multidisciplinary working arrangements.
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements.
  • Inter-professional and multiagency team working
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments in relation to patient care including severely disabled patients
  • Basic I.T. Skills
  • Has a clear understanding of risk management and underpinning legislation.


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Supervision of staff
  • Experience of service development
  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment assistive devices, wheelchairs and pressure cushions



  • Flexible approach to the needs of the services.
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.

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