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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (Adferiad)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity that will positively challenge your clinical and leadership skills? ...if so, look no further

A fantastic opportunity to join the therapies team has arisen across ABUHB.

We are looking for a creative, innovative and motivated practitioner to join our recovery service with clinical experience of working with a range of client groups, including adults and children. Experience of rehabilitation, working with those impacted by long term conditions and experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team are essential.

Main duties of the job

The Adferiad Service supports people coping with the impact of health conditions in their lives including, Long Covid, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. The clinical pathway is focused on working with people to identify and support their needs, in partnership with GP's, psychologists, specialist teams and community services.

The post holder will be based alongside the Adferiad team. The role will include assessment and interventions focused on meeting the physical, emotional and social impacts of people with extended health issues. These will be delivered by the post holder in individual, group, face-to-face and remote formats.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional aspects of the Occupational Therapy role are:
  • Gaining an understanding of the impact the condition and any other pre-existing health conditions on an individual's skills/ abilities (motor, processing, communication and interaction)
  • Gaining an understanding of conditions impacts an individual's ability to participate in their life roles, habits and routines (self-care, work, leisure, at home and in the community)
  • Understanding what matters most to the person and their priorities for activities for daily living
  • Using strategies to support an individual to regain their skills and abilities (be this exploring strategies for compensating for the loss or rebuilding skills e.g. through use of prompts, fatigue management techniques etc).
  • Using strategies to support participation (this can include using a graded approach to reintegrate into chosen occupations)

The role will support GPs and other primary/ community care staff to identify those people that require signposting or direct contact with another professional. The post-holder will also be working alongside voluntary and charitable provision to link people with others that can help them in their local community.

The successful post holder will be required to respond flexibly to changing needs that emerge as the service develops including working with other services within Adferiad specifically, the Paediatric Recovering from Illness Service or the wider Therapies team. Therefore, there will be an expectation for occupational therapists to develop skill to enable them to work across an all-age pathway in relation to delivering services aligned to Adferiad.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • OT degree or diploma
  • Member of HCPC
  • Evidence of working at/towards a Masters level study (CQFW level 7) - -Research -OT practice -Practice modules linked to clinical area -Leadership
  • Accredited practice placement educator
  • Significant clincial experience in a wide range of areas
  • Evidence of application of leadership skills



  • Extensive experience in working within the specialist area related to post.
  • Significant experience working at Senior OT level
  • Significant experience of supervising less experienced OTs
  • Involvement in innovative working practices
  • Experience of leading change in OT clinical practice.

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to assess, plan and implement highly specialised treatment and advice in specialist area related to post.
  • Able to analyse and reflect on clinical practice and use this to shape future practice
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills utilised within OT and wider MDT teams
  • Ability to use highly specialist clinical skills to interpret complex assessments for second opinion
  • Implementation of national initiatives affecting OT



  • Ability to communicate highly complex and potentially distressing information to service users, carers and colleagues
  • Able to motivate, support, and mentor other OT staff to help develop their practice
  • Commitment to developing further leadership/clinical skills
  • Ability to travel around geographical areas to meet the requirement of the post.


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Cadocs Hospital (TBC)

Lodge Road


NP18 3XQ

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