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Rotational Experienced Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Band 6 rotational posts within Hywel Dda University Health Board. The rotations include mental health, stroke, front of house, reablement, community, medical, orthopaedics. Full and part time will be considered.

The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, proactive occupational therapy team, and will work collaboratively with Multidisciplinary teams across the settings, including the emergency department, outreach and in reaching into the acute setting, to provide continuity of care for patients. The Occupational Therapy Service has strong clinical networks and integrated pathways that span primary and secondary care.

You will be expected to work as an integral part of the Carmarthenshire Occupational Therapy team delivering high quality, evidence based, person centred occupational therapy to people, supporting an integrated model of care that promotes faster recovery from illness; prevention of unnecessary acute hospital admission and premature admission to long-term residential care, support timely discharge from hospital and maximise independent living.

Main duties of the job

We're seeking to appoint proactive, motivated and compassionate individuals with demonstrable experience and a broad knowledge of clinical specialities, whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board:

o Putting people at the heart of everything that we do

o Working together to be the best that we can be

o Striving to deliver and develop excellent services

The University Health Board proactively supports training and development both as part of internal and external CPD.

The post holder will have current HCPC registration. They will be expected to travel within HDUHB area. Mileage allowance is payable, pool cars are available.

If someone has a preference to be in a static post, rather than rotational in any of the above posts it can be considered.

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:oFour main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o 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;o48 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;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;o 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.

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 12/07/2022

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • NHS/Relevant Social Services Experience
  • Extensive post-graduate experience in a broad range of clinical fields.
  • Proven skills in the assessment and treatment to emotionally demanding clients/relations.
  • Managing a complex caseload
  • Negotiation of multidisciplinary working arrangements.
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements.
  • Inter-professional and multiagency team working
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments in relation to patient care including severely disabled patients
  • Basic I.T. Skills
  • Has a clear understanding of risk management and underpinning legislation.
  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Supervision of staff
  • Experience of service development
  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment assistive devices, wheelchairs and pressure cushions
Qualifiacation and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in OccuapationalTherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses in particular clinical specialist areas to postgraduate diploma level
  • Accredited fieldwork education trainer
  • Knowledge of therapeutic use of I.T.
  • ALAC training
  • Audit and research methodology
  • Advanced skills with manual handling including specialist hoists/slings.
Circumstances Essential
  • Flexible approach to the needs of the services
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

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