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Advanced Occupational Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£32,306 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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As an Occupational Therapist working within the Primary Care multidisciplinary team across the Newport West Neighbourhood Care Network (NCN) you will be offering Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention with the aim of improving the health and well-being of people primarily presenting with mental health conditions that impact their occupational performance and participation. This may include people coping with the impact of long-term conditions, people experiencing difficulties at work/college, low level of anxiety/depression or those who may be socially isolated.

*Please note that there is also the opportunity of this role being offered as a band 6 dependant upon the candidates experience.*

Main duties of the job

This is a new service delivery model and as such the post holders will be involved in further scoping and developing the role as a First Contact Practitioner, embedding Occupational Therapy practice within the NCN alongside promoting awareness and understanding of Occupational Therapy with the public , primary care colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team . You will support the citizens of Newport West through person-centred assessment, proactive interventions, self-management strategies which enable people to manage their health and well-being and continue with their daily lives.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 Education Essential
  • Occupational Therapy degree or diploma
  • Member of relevant RCOT Specialist Section.
Education Essential
  • Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Membership of BAOT
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working in primary care and/or a broad range of services settings.
  • Experience of research and/or audit.
Experience Essential
  • Supervision experience of junior staff and students
  • Experience of carrying out research or audit
Values Essential
  • Ability to lead on the development of Occupational Therapy practice in primary care.
  • Commitment to developing further leadership/clinical skills
Skills Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions relevant to primary care practice.
  • Detailed knowledge and application of OT outcome measures

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