Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£27,461 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist to join our inpatient Older Person's Mental Health service based in Swansea.

We would welcome applications from a Band 5 looking for the opportunity to develop into a Band 6 (over an agreed time period), or an established Band 6.

This post is particularly suited to a motivated and skilled Occupational Therapist who is competent in providing compassionate and person-centred care to service users.

The post holder will provide assessments and therapeutic interventions to patients with complex organic and functional mental health conditions, supporting individuals on the ward environment, facilitating their safe hospital discharges and post follow up support within their own home environment.

The post holder will contribute to the development of the Older Person's Mental Health occupational therapy service. You will have an opportunity to help shape and promote the service. This will include the contribution to the development of the Mental Health integrated inpatient hub at Cefn Coed Hospital.

We will also consider applications for part time hours.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work closely with MDT colleagues and contribute to the development of a high-quality, evidence-based occupational therapy service.

Alongside the clinical duties, the Band 6 OT provides advice, support and consultation to the wider MDT and provides formal and informal supervision to the band 5 Occupational Therapist and OT support worker staff within the team.

We encourage commitment to clinical supervision, personal development planning and practice placement education.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent OT qualification)
  • Professional Registration with HCPC


  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process within Older Person's Mental Health.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy with designated client group
  • Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice
  • Previous experience of supervising staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and prioritise workload appropriately.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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