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Experienced Occupational Therapist

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Carmarthen
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a full time, qualified Occupational Therapist to develop their clinical skills under the Occupational Therapy Career Framework working within Carmarthen Community Mental Health (CMHT) Team.

This post is advertised as a Band 6, however applicants who do not currently hold all the necessary competencies to a Band 6 level are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Annex 21 rules whereby 70% of the top of Band 6 will be payable in first 12 months, then 75% from 12 months to 24 months.

Applicants would be supported to develop their competencies required to fulfill the role within a 12 to 24 month period. Failure to achieve the competencies in the designated time frame could result in re-deployment.

Please note, we are not able to offer this post to Newly Qualified OT's.

Main duties of the job

You will be able to demonstrate an aptitude and ability to work with clients with mental health needs and to be proactive in developing your clinical skills and competencies, within this specialist field. You will demonstrate a clinical understanding of holistic, client centred care and effectively contribute clinically to multi- disciplinary team discussions and service development.

You will be working collaboratively with the patient, their family / carer and the third sector. This is pertinent in developing services to improve the health and wellbeing of this client group. As part of this, you will be implementing recovery principles to include recovery through activity groups. You will play a key role in capturing Occupational Therapy (OT) outcome measures to demonstrate the value of OT intervention in terms of its effectiveness in treatment, rehabilitation and preventing hospital admission.

You will require effective communication, organisation and decision making skills with enthusiasm and passion for this specialist field. You will provide clinical support to an established OT Technical staff team. You will be supported through planned supervision, ongoing personal development plans with regular reviews and continued professional development opportunities.

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.

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 05/07/2022.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree 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.
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology.
  • Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness.
Desirable
  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary,secondary,intermediate care.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment.
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor
Experience Essential
  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex and varied caseload
  • Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision.
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
Desirable
  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.
  • Experience in same clinical area as post being applied for


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100-AHP086-0622
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