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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist Critical Care

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you looking for a 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 advanced practitioner to support the delivery of Occupational Therapy within Critical Care, based at the Grange University Hospital.

Extensive clinical experience of rehabilitation, inpatient services, neurology or major trauma is essential. You will be expected to work as an integral part of the critical care team and as part of the wider Occupational Therapy team across ABUHB, to deliver high quality, evidence based occupational therapy intervention with individuals would have experienced significant event requiring critical care provision.

The successful post holder will be responsible for the delivery of advanced clinical interventions along with contributing to the development of the role within critical care, utilising evidence-based practice, taking an active role in undertaking or contributing to service/clinical evaluations, audit and research. The post holder will also support the education of students and junior members of staff.

Main duties of the job

Professional aspects of the Occupational Therapy role include:
  • Utilise advanced knowledge and skills from a varied clinical background, including in a neurological setting, to assess, treat and manage a varied caseload on a busy critical care unit.
  • Identify and prioritise the people who will be most likely to benefit from occupational therapy intervention.
  • Independent, confident decision making and clinical reasoning with a complex and varied caseload.
  • Support seamless transition of occupational therapy care on step-down from the critical care unit.
  • Plan discharges home directly from critical care.
  • Work jointly with the multi-disciplinary team on the unit to optimise the impact of occupational therapy.
  • Identify and implement changes to support the development of this emerging role and service.
  • Utilise and implement the growing evidence base for occupational therapy practice within critical care, contributing to this where possible.

If you are interested and want to know more, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

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

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



  • Occupational Therapy degree or diploma
  • HCPC registration
  • Master's level study (CQFW level 7) - (@20/30credits each): module or equivalent from oLeadership oChange management. oOccupational Therapy practice oPractice modules linked to clinical area.
  • Accredited practice placement educator


  • Member of relevant RCOT Specialist Section.
  • Certificate in Leadership and/or Management.



  • Extensive experience of working in physical health settings, inclusive of critical care, major trauma, neurology, in-patient settings
  • Significant experience working at senior Occupational Therapy level
  • Significant experience of supervising less experienced Occupational Therapists
  • Experience of leading a change in Occupational Therapy clinical practice.
  • Involvement in planning local service delivery.


  • Training in providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience of research and/or audit.

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to assess, plan and implement highly specialised interventions in related clincial field
  • Able to analyse and reflect on clinical practice and use this to shape future practice
  • Ability to use highly specialist clinical skills to interpret complex assessments for second opinion
  • The capacity to apply a broad range of occupational therapy interventions using a whole-person, person centred approach to practice.
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills utilised within area of practice and wider MDT teams.
  • oSpecialist knowledge of assessment and intervention for area of clinical responsibility.


  • Application of national initiatives within an Occupational Therapy service
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards



  • Ability to travel around geographical areas to meet the requirement of the post.
  • Committed to person centred, non-discriminatory practice
  • Documented evidence of CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


The Grange University Hospital

Caerleon Road, Llanfrechfa


NP44 8YN

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