Occupational Therapist Band 5

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Swansea Bay University Health Board Occupational Therapy Service offers a wealth of experience, diversity and progression. We are proud to be a profession which is well respected within the Health Board and one which offers an environment in which therapists of all levels can experience nurture, encouragement, development and can excel.

We are currently recruiting a number of Band 5 Occupational Therapists so if you are graduating soon apply for this exciting rotation now!

The Band 5 rotation offers 35 different placements across a wide variety of specialties, including in-patient, community, physical, adult mental health, older person's mental health, paediatrics, forensic mental health, burns & plastics, stroke, orthopaedics, oncology and palliative care.

We provide a commitment to training and education, including preceptorship, post-graduate study, and leadership programmes, ensure the future of Occupational Therapy within the Health Board is strong and exciting.You will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including a 7 day shift pattern, with extended working hours covering 365days of the year.

Due to the large geographical area that the health board covers it is an expectation of the role that you will be able to travel across sites to clients homes and community settings in a timely manner where required.

Main duties of the job

Rotational Occupational Therapist

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

About us

Occupational Therapy provides services across the SBUHB locality, including specialist services that also stretch to Bridgend and Cardiff, in addition to the provision of regional services that cover the whole of south west Wales. Occupational Therapy services in SBUHB have developed early intervention and preventative services within the community and primary care and have strong links with partner organisations such as local authority, education and third sector.

Along with a variety of cultural opportunities in the region, such as the new Swansea Arena, the Health Board is located close to some beautiful beaches so if surfing is your passion you won't have far to go! If you enjoy mountain biking we are close to the Afan Forest Park and for walkers, there are coastal paths in the Gower Peninsula and mountain walks in the Brecon Beacons. A good work/life balance is within reach and supported to maintain the well-being of all our staff.

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of around 390,000 in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas and we have a budget of around �1bn. The Health Board employs approximately 12,500 staff. It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

To find out more, please see: https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and person specification attached to the vacancy advert for full details

Person Specification



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


  • Membership of professional body - BAOT

Experience & Knowledge


  • Evidence of knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of a wide range of pathological and traumatic processes, and the impact on occupational

Skills & Abilities


  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to travel across sites to clients homes and community settings where required in order to carry out clinical tasks
  • Planning, time management and organisational skills

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board





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