Experienced Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Prince Philip Hospital Occupational Therapy Team in Llanelli. The hospital is off the M4 but also benefits from surrounding countryside.

You will work as an integral part of the Carmarthenshire Occupational Therapy team to provide rehabilitation focussed on the needs of the individual, supporting an integrated model of care that promotes faster recovery from illness and support timely discharge from hospital and maximize independent living.

They will autonomously manage an occupational therapy caseload of a designated client group, which includes those with complex presentations. This will involve selecting and undertaking assessments, developing person centred plans, delivering interventions, evaluating outcomes and adapting plan of care based on outcomes.

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

We proactively support training and development both internally and externally.

Main duties of the job

Operate as an autonomous practitioner, with a varied and often complex caseload, using specialist knowledge of occupational therapy and the functional impact of health conditions to appropriately select, plan, modify, carry out and evaluate assessments and interventions, adapting practice based on client's circumstances and presentation.

Work as part of a team, which may be multi professional and/or multi-agency, to deliver a prudent, coordinated and person-focussed service.

Formulate clinical decisions and recommendations, and develops person centred plans, based on evidence from assessment process, specialist knowledge of occupational therapy and relevant evidence based clinical guidance and pathways.

Work independently or alongside other members of the team, where relevant, to plan, organise and deliver therapeutic interventions with individuals or groups, across hospital and home

Advises/educates and demonstrates specific techniques/strategies to the individual and their families/carers, if relevant, to support the ongoing management of the individual's recovery.

Delegate clinical work to others within the team i.e. Support Workers and students, following relevant policies/guidelines

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

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

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.

The post holder will have current HCPC registration. They will be expected to travel within Carmarthenshire and at times with the possibility of the wider HDUHB area, There are opportunity for pool cars and mileage expenses.

Willingness to work flexibly when activity and demand levels result in necessary changes which may include 7 day working.

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 02/10/2023.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
  • Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness


  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/second ary/intermediate care.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor



  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex and varied caseload
  • Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes


  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.
  • Experience in same clinical area as post being applied for

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Prince Philip Hospital

Bryngwyn Mawr


SA14 8QF

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