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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist Mental Health

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity for an experienced and innovative Occupational Therapist to provide Clinical Leadership in the delivery of Occupational Therapy in Pembrokeshire Mental Health Service. The Community mental health and acute teams in Bro Cerwyn, Haverfordwest, provides specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment for individuals with mental health needs.

The successful candidate for this post will need to be self-motivated, forward thinking and committed to learning. You should have advanced clinical knowledge, risk assessment skills, and care planning skills.

Main duties of the job

You will have a flexible approach to work and be an organised individual with excellent time management skills in order to manage a complex caseload, oversee patient journeys and support individuals to move through our services and guide appropriate, relevant clinical discussions effectively as the team priorities change frequently throughout the day.

We are therefore seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and compassionate individual, with demonstrable experience in health care, who displays a broad knowledge of clinical specialities, and whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board:

Putting people at the heart of everything that we do

Working together to be the best that we can be

Striving to deliver and develop excellent service

Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events, and is part of Hywel Dda University Health Board, a leading example of a rural healthcare model, offering excellent opportunities to develop skills in this area of practice.

As 7 day services are being developed, applicants must be prepared to work as part of a rota over 7 days. The post holder will be expected to travel between sites to visit patients at home.

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 12-12-2023.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Degree/ Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional registration as recognised by HCPC
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses and advanced training up to Master's level equivalent in relevant area.


  • MSc & /or post-graduate diploma level in relevant area
  • Fieldwork Education Training
  • Member of BAOT
  • Leadership training



  • Extensive post - graduate experience
  • Managing a complex caseload
  • Delivering assessments / interventions via virtual platforms
  • Inter-professional and multi agency team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Negotiation of service development
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments in relation to patient care including severely disabled patients
  • Experience in staff development e.g. supervision
  • Experience of appropriate delegation and supervision


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Key worker/Case Manager
  • People management / supervision of staff
  • Negotiation of multidisciplinary working arrangements
  • Leadership of clinical networks / clinical practice groups
  • Leading service developments & change

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bro Cerwyn Centre

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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