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Advanced Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are enthusiastic about working with children and young people and have a keenness for delivering high quality occupational therapy, this job is for you. This is a well - supported and established role as a rehabilitation Occupational Therapist within the acute paediatric Occupational Therapy team based in Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales. You will work as a key team member within an established MDT to provide assessment and intervention to support the understanding of a child/young person's occupational profile and determine barriers and strength to progressing occupational performance. This will also include providing advice, consultation, and training to local practitioners to manage the complex needs of these children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapy service benefits from a range of clinical specialist roles across acute, community and special schools. The band 7 role forms part of the leadership team across the service which is creating and embedding new innovations to support efficient and effective service delivery. You will work with the team to ensure the workforce gains the right knowledge and experience to create a sustainable service for the future.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills to work as part of an established MDT within the tertiary services of Neuro Rehabilitation and Major Trauma. The post holder will participate and lead on the delivery, planning, development and evaluation of this service.

Successful applicants will need to have knowledge and skills to manage paediatric patients with a wide range of complex conditions.

Your own learning will be support by supervision (individual, peer and group) Value Based Appraisal access to external training and access to CPD sessions across the children and women's services in Cardiff and Vale.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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/MSc/


  • SI level 1/CYPFSC membership



  • Significant post grad/significant paeds/networking


  • complexity/clinical teaching

skills and knowledge


  • caseload and time management/audit/Education

specialist knowledge


  • essential


  • desirable

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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