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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Powys Teaching Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Occupational Therapist to work as part of a dynamic and welcoming Community Therapy Service in North Powys. This is a role that will enable you to use your own initiative to meet the different needs of patients, as well as being part of an experienced and dynamic multidisciplinary team. There is opportunity to gain experience in community rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation and the homefirst service. The main focus of our service is to provide rehabilitation to adults in their own homes, communities and inpatient facilities, working in an integrated way with colleagues from health, social care and third sector

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a specialist OT Service for Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB), responsible for:

Managing a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluate interventions.

Provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal.

Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.

Contribute to the maintenance and development of Powys Teaching Health Board Occupational Therapy Service.

Regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

Deputise for Team Leader when necessary.

Work flexible across locality and participate in the 7-day rota to meet the service needs

Provide cover in other areas/specialities as appropriate and within competencies.

Provide a flexible service in locations most appropriate to patient's needs, e.g. home, school, community hospital or leisure centre

Allocate work to support staff, at all times monitoring their skills and competencies.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

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

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



  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of significant post graduate training e.g. range of short courses, in-house training
  • Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Specialist knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group
  • Detailed knowledge of the principals of clinical governance and its application


  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy models of practice



  • Clinical fieldwork educator
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Evidence of commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Awareness Ability to work autonomously and set own prioritiesof current practice issues


  • Experience working within a Community setting

Aptitudes and Abilities


  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy Outcome Measures
  • Computer literacy
  • To be well organised and able to keep to deadlines/ timescales
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems
  • Commitment to lifelong learning


  • Welsh speaker



  • Ability to travel throughout Powys is essential
  • Participate within the 7-day rota to meet the service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board





SY20 8AD

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