Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Llanelli / Ammanford
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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To work with an MDT provide OT assessment and intervention across 2 community mental health teams in south Carmarthenshire.

Occupational Therapist MH&LD exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 post for a suitably qualified Mental Health Occupational Therapist within the South Carmarthenshire Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) the post is split between Brynmair clinic in Llanelli and Swyn y Gwynt in Ammanford. Opportunities such as this are seldom available and we would encourage potential candidates to apply at the earliest opportunity.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the wider OT team delivering OT services to a defined client group in Carms Community Mental Health Services, and to the Acute in-patient ward when required.

The post holder will act as a care coordinator to a delegated caseload with defined Occupational Therapy needs, whilst Occupational Therapy intervention is being carried out, working creatively and constructively with Health, Social Care and Third Sector agencies.

Experience of delivering group work is desirable and you will have the opportunity to deliver the established 'Recovery Through Activity' programme being delivered in community settings.

Applicants must be willing to work over a 7 day week in line with planned service improvements.

The ability to manage time and prioritise workload is fundamental to effective service delivery.

Interested individuals will be expected to be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible to service needs, and committed to the working ethos of the service transformation process.

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;

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 19th July 2022

Person Specification Qualification and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role.
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care.
  • Awareness of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
  • Awareness of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary, secondary intermediate, care
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment. Knowledge of Health Board and priorities
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in therapy or other relevant field, which may include practice education, voluntary or paid employment.
  • Working with a variety of people with differing needs.
  • Managing a caseload.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
  • Contributing to improving services
  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.

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