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Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapists to join the Occupational Therapy Stroke Service in Swansea Bay UHB. This post will be based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital and will take the lead role in the development of an integrated community stroke team.

The post will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to work collaboratively within an integrated multi-disciplinary team. You will provide specialist assessment, goal directed intervention and rehabilitation to patients on the stroke rehabilitation ward at Neath Port Talbot Hospital and outreach into the community. You will be required to work flexibly across the pathway in in-patient and community settings.

You will be required to work closely with MDT colleagues and contribute to the development of a high-quality, evidence-based occupational therapy service. You will have an opportunity to help shape and promote the service, providing you with a unique opportunity to engage in service development and change. The successful candidates will also lead in the development and evaluation of the service model and patient outcomes. You will need excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills and sound clinical knowledge within this specialist clinical area.

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 365 days of the year.

Main duties of the job

The role will be responsible for the management and development of the service as well as maintaining a clinical caseload. A commitment to collaborative working with the Multi-Disciplinary Team is essential. We actively support the education of Occupational Therapy staff and students within our service.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and clinical skills, along withexperience of service development and quality improvement.

To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention where appropriate hospital, community, patients' homes, schools, outpatient settings and maintaining associated records. To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To ensure clinical records are kept to agreed standards and report accurately to others.

To work in partnership with clients, carers and all stake holders including the multidisciplinary/ multi agency team to identify relevant goals.

To provide leadership and supervision for junior staff.

To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in developmental activities.

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
  • Recognised post-graduate traning e.g. Masters level study, or willingness to work towards
  • Fieldwork educator


  • Leadership / managment training
  • BAOT membership

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work across sites and in the community
  • Effective communication skills
  • work with groups and individuals
  • health and safety awareness of equipment
  • organisational and management skills
  • use of reflection

Experience & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of OT role in this setting
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of autonomous caseload managament
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • knowlegde of clinical governance


  • research and/or audit

Personal Attributes


  • team working
  • prioritisation and flexible working

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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