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Occupational Therapist - Pembrokeshire

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapist, Band 5 Rotation, Pembrokeshire

We are seeking Band 5 Occupational Therapists interested in developing their career in Hywel Dda University Health Board. West Wales is a leading example of an integrated rural healthcare model and offers excellent opportunities to develop your skills in many areas of practice.

We have posts for you in Pembrokeshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events.

We can offer you experience in a wide variety of clinical areas, with options of rotational posts in specialties including:

Acute Care (Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Mental HealthSocial Care & HousingCommunity HospitalsAdmission avoidance/A&EStroke rehabilitation

Community rehabilitation

Children's Services

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work as part of a team to deliver high quality, evidence based and person centred occupational therapy, supporting our integrated model of care focused on enabling people to engage in meaningful occupations.

You will have the support of an occupational therapy team, with opportunities to develop your practice and skills in a variety of areas.We are a learning organisation and value supervision and continued professional development.

Successful applicants will be proactive, motivated and compassionate, with values aligned to those of our Health Board:Putting people at the heart of everything we doWorking together to be the best that we can beStriving to deliver and develop excellent services

As 7 day services are developed, applicants must be prepared to work as part of a rota to cover 7 days.

The post holder will be expected to travel within the Health Board area. Mileage expenses are payable, pool cars and a lease car scheme are available.

If you are interested in working with us in Hywel Dda University Health Board, please contact the following leads for more information.Helen Stamp - helen.stamp@wales.nhs.ukCeri Dean -

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.

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 isdesirablefor 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 12/07/2022.

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

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