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Occupational Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Mountain Ash
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for people who want to develop and work within a system which has patients' wellbeing at its heart and is driven by the following key elements of a Cwm Taf organisational plan:
  • New Enhanced Community Cluster Teams, linked to GPs, to help people maintain their health and independence at home
  • A Rapid Response Service which harnesses the latest assistive technology to draft in a wide range of health, social care and voluntary sector professionals when people need urgent help at home
  • A Single Point of Contact for the public and professionals to access the most appropriate service for their needs
  • New Innovative Home Based Technology that supports the on-going assessment, proactive calling, and rapid response service, enabling people to maintain their independence at home.
  • An urgent out of hour's primary care service transforming the current GP Out of Hours service to a multi professional urgent care team which complements the newly developing 111 service across Wales.

  • Main duties of the job

    The post holder is identified as a skilled practitioner with knowledge in the management of patients in Primary Care and will work as an integral part of the General Practice Support Teams.

    Acting within their professional boundaries, the post holder will provide intervention for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care within set parameters. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within the locality general practices .

    The post holder will work collaboratively with the locality multi-disciplinary general practice teams to meet the needs of patients.

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

    About us

    Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

    We live by our core values:
    • We listen, learn and improve
    • We treat everyone with respect
    • We all work together as one team

    We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

    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 Qualifications and/or Knowledge Essential
    • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Professional registration as recognised by HCPC. Evidence of attendance on relevant short courses Knowledge of current health and social care policies and application in clinical area. Knowledge of a broad range of health conditions and their impact on function Knowledge and understanding of factors that can influence ability to function within community including physical cognitive, psychological, social and cultural Evidence of commitment to CPD Knowledge and application of principles of clinical governance and risk management Knowledge of the roles of other professionals and the principles of partnership working Detailed knowledge and understanding of professional ethics/standards and code of conduct, and their application in practice Health and safety awareness Knowledge of issues relating to health records and the ability to apply this (e.g. Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act) Evidence of critical appraisal/analytical thought. Knowledge of graded therapeutic intervention Evidence of critical appraisal/analytical thought.
    • Post graduate training in Fieldwork Education Member of BAOT. Membership of relevant special interest group Knowledge of national drivers for health provision within Primary Care
    Experience Essential
    • A range of post graduate experience. Experience of working within community setting Managing a complex caseload. Inter-professional and multi-agency team working. Direct involvement with carers and families. Negotiation of service Development. Experience of delivering effective one to one and group interventions Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements. Therapeutic handling and risk assessments in relation to patient care including severely disabled patients. Experience of appropriate delegation and supervision.
    • Evidence of student supervision. Key worker/Case Manager. Experience of working within a mental health setting or other specialism Management and/or supervision of staff. Negotiation of multidisciplinary working arrangements. Active involvement of clinical networks/clinical practice groups. Leading service developments and change. Awareness of current professional issues Experience of teaching / advising other professionals Ability to use reflective practice based on current evidence
    Aptitude and Abilities Skills Essential
    • To use adapted manual handing techniques to incrementally improve client capacity to be independent. To be able to assess complex presentations and co-ordinate community resources to meet identified needs. Autonomous practitioner with self-management skills. Proven clinical reasoning/problem solving skills within practice.Planning and prioritisation of workload. Communicate complex information to a wide audience and adapt approach accordingly. Organisational skills eg. initiate multi-agency/ professional home visits. Evidence of critical appraisal/analytical thought. Ability to understand and carry out Audit and research methodology. I.T. Skills. Be skilled in unpredictable situations e.g. aggressive behaviour of patients and/or carers. Possess motivational and reassurance skills. Professional confidence. Adaptive skills that embrace change and new developments. Ability to work well under pressure. The ability to maintain high levels of concentration, alertness and awareness in unpredictable environments. Ability to emotionally adapt to routine exposure to distressing circumstances e.g. profound disability, death, bereavement, information from traumatised clients.
    • Ability to communicate in Welsh. Higher level of skill in IT eg. data collection. Presentations skills to include use of audio-visual aids The ability to interpret and assimilate national clinical guidance Ability to lead, support, coach and motivate others Evidence of teaching and /or In Service Training.
    Personal Qualities Essential
    • Team worker, with skills to work independently. Willingness to embrace innovative working practices e.g. role blurring, cross organisational boundary working Ability to appraise own performance and identify areas for own personal development Ability to establish rapport quickly with service users Enjoys using own initiative and is self-motivated, innovative and creative Ability to work flexibly and respond to unpredictable, challenging work environments Able to make positive use of clinical supervision Commitment to service user centred, non-discriminatory practice Caring and empathetic to the needs of service users. To have the ability to carry out the full range of duties of the post. To be able to travel around the designated area of work in a timely manner. To be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.Physically fit to undertake duties e.g. moving service users/equipment, Enhanced DBS Check

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