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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The main duties of the posts are to care for individuals with complex health care needs in their own homes within the community.

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

Specialist Occupational Therapist Band 6 - ABUHB Community Huntington's Team

Part Time: 22.5 hours per week.

Are you an innovative practitioner looking to extend your skills? Are you able to work as an autonomous specialist clinician but also as a core Team member?

We currently have a vacancy for a Band 6 Occupational therapist in our Multi -Disciplinary Community HD Team. The Team provide specialist assessments and interventions to clients and family members affected by HD across the ABUHB catchment area. Working within the community, primarily seeing people in their own homes, working with clients and their families but also working with clients and staff in Nursing Homes, Group Homes, and inpatient facilities as required.

The HD Team is currently based in Mamhilad (covering ABUHB catchment area), and comprises, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Physiotherapy team linked to CHC, a Specialist Occupational Therapist, an Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and administrative support. All but the administrative staff work part-time.

It is not a requirement for applicants to have worked extensively with HD clients but experience in long-term conditions and mental health may be helpful.

Professional support, clinical supervision and access to training and development opportunities is available through the wider Occupational therapy service in ABUHB.

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

The successful applicants should have:

Recent NHS or Care Home experience within the last 12 months is essential.

A proven track record of being reliable and dependable.

Please ensure you evidence all of the above mandatory criteria and how you meet the essential and desirable criteria specified in the person specification in your application form. Failure to do so will result in your application not being shortlisted

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 or Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Fieldwork educator
  • Some specific training relevant to practice in the area of Continuing Healthcare and neurological conditions, specifically Huntingtons Disease


  • Introduction to normal movement course
  • Membership of BAOT

Qualifications and Experience


  • Meets all requirements in all shortlisting criteria



  • Clinical experience at Band 5 or 6 level in an area of out-patient / community intervention OT practice with extensive knowledge in neurological conditions, (specifically HD) moving hand handling, complex case management , legislation, mental health and learning disability practice
  • Experience of working in a health or social care setting (or both) Some supervision experience of staff or students


  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of a range of clinical settings

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Cwmbran House




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