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Community Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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To autonomously manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based /client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in primary and secondary care settings.The post holder will work in the Adult CMHT, delivering OT services to a defined client group in Community Services, and in-reach to the Acute Patient Service when required.In conjunction with others develop the OT role within this area; this will involve working creatively and constructively across Health, Social Care and Third Sector agencies.To work closely with the multidisciplinary team and across agencies in providing services.To function as part of a network of occupational therapy practitioners, gaining guidance from expert practitioners from a variety of specialties as necessary.To supervise and manage the work of a designated group of staff.To contribute to the maintenance, planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service in Hywel Dda Health Board.

Main duties of the job

Hywel Dda University Health Board is currently looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Community Occupational Therapist to join the Community Mental Health Team for Adults based at Bro Cerwyn Haverfordwest covering the north area of Pembrokeshire.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with clients with complex mental health needs across a variety of service areas and will fully endorse the recovery approach to intervention. He/she will be dynamic and innovative in their practice and be able to provide examples of client-centered care.

Mental Health Services are currently going through transition within the transforming mental health agenda with a view to tailoring services to meet the needs of service users closer to home. This transformation agenda will endorse the recovery approach and provide opportunities to develop close links with other service providers.

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of excellent CPD opportunities and be able to contribute to shaping services of the future. Regular clinical supervision and peer support during clinical practice meetings and in service training sessions are seen as key to promoting professional development.

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

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.

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 & Knowledge Essential
  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant short courses to postgraduate diploma level
  • Knowledge of Clinical conditions and treatment modalities relevant to clinical area
  • Knowledge of Current relevant national guidance and current health and social care policies and application in clinical area.
  • Knowledge of services in the voluntary and community setting
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and theory underpinning Occupational Therapy
  • Fieldwork educator training
  • ECDL/ equivalent IT qualification
  • ALAS prescribers course
  • Knowledge of: -services that link across the primary/secondary/intermediate care interface to provide integrated care in OT
  • Membership of specialist interest group
  • Member of BAOT
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh speaker - Level 1
Experience Essential
  • Broad post graduate experience working as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings including: Experience with Adults/MH, Managing a complex caseload, Inter-professional and multi agency team working, Direct involvement with carers and families. Evidence of supervision of others
  • Student supervision
  • Service change and development

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