Band 7 Occupational Therapist, Care Home in Reach Team
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our Care Home In Reach Team. This post is particularly suited to a motivated, experienced and skilled Occupational Therapist who is competent in providing compassionate and person-centred care to service users.
The OT role is to deliver specialist assessments and provide interventions to support carers and clients with a range of complex cognitive functional needs. The post holder will utilise advanced clinical skills to provide specialist advice, support and consultation to clients and care home staff as well as providing advice to the MDT and supervision to junior OT staff.
This newly created specialist Band 7 OT post also provides an opportunity to extend the OT role in this setting and take on the Approved Mental Capacity Professional role.
Main duties of the job
We welcome applications from resilient and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists who enjoy working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team whilst also being able to work autonomously.
In this role, you will be actively encouraged to participate in quality improvement. The role also offers a commitment to your own individual development within the service.
You will receive high quality supervision, support and training to further develop your skills and experience in a mental health setting as part of your continuous professional development.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.
As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.
You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.
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Job description Job responsibilities
- To autonomously manage a caseload of patients with complex needs
- To provide highly developed expertise within the MDT setting
- To provide clinical leadership to junior staff (OT Tech and OT staff based in the Care Home Service in Neath)
- To initiate planning, development and evaluation of the OT service within care home in reach services in the Health Board having responsibility for defined service development projects.
- To work towards having the extended role as an Approved Mental Capacity Professional.
- To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Health Board Occupational Therapy Service.
- To act in an advisory role across professional and organisational boundaries.
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 Essential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent OT qualification)
- Professional Registration with HPC
- Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students
- Specific recognised postgraduate training/education or experience relevant to the specialist area equivalent to Masters level.
- Leadership / management training
- Membership of professional body BAOT
Experience & Knowledge Essential
- Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
- Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process and ability to apply current best practice to designated client group
- Ability to interpret the results of functional assessments and activity analysis with an emphasis on skills required with designated client group
- Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance and the ability to apply to working practice.
- An understanding of the influence of health and social care policy on occupational therapy and the wider economic and socio-political issues that impact on service delivery
- Experience of multi agency working.
- Understanding of the significance of professional regulation HPC, COT WFOT.
- Awareness of Health and safety legislation
- Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice
Skills & Abilities Essential
- Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups with complex needs.
- Organizational, planning and time management skills
- Understanding of team dynamics and the need to maintain effective team working across both professional and multi-agency boundaries.
- Ability to work under pressure
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Computer skills e.g. use of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Data inputting
- Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
- Ability to travel across sites to clients homes and community settings where required in order to carry out clinical tasks
Personal Attributes Essential
- Enthusiastic and motivated
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and prioritise workload appropriately.
- The ability to speak Welsh
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