Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join us in Swansea Bay University Health Board. We currently have a part-time vacancy at 22hrs 30mins per week, for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist for our In-patient Adult Mental Health Services, you will also have links into the community.

This post is based within a highly specialist, recovery focused multidisciplinary in-patient team, who are passionate about working collaboratively with adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

Main duties of the job

To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention in the community maintaining associated records.

To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To ensure clinical records are kept to agreed standards and report accurately to others.

To work in partnership with clients, carers and the multidisciplinary team to identify relevant goals.

To provide leadership and supervision for junior staff, as delegated by supervisor /Team Leader.

To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the Band 6 Development Programme and other developmental activities.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting / progressing 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.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role will involve working within the In-patient Service which is based on the Cefn Coed Hospital Site and also links in with Community. The successful applicant will provide occupationally focused assessments and interventions, underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation.

We are looking for an individual who is adaptable, highly motivated with excellent communication skills, who can contribute to the ongoing improvement and development of the Adult Mental Health Occupational Therapy provision. The post holder will have the opportunity to:

Provide an Occupational Therapy Service across the Health Board

Provide direct input to service users with complex mental health issues within community settings

Enable people to obtain maximum independence

Manage risk associated with disabilities and other health or social factors.

The post holder will also provide advice to other multi-disciplinary colleagues and contribute to developing a collaborative plan of care with service users to meet complex needs.

Within SBUHB there is a directorate wide Occupational Therapy infrastructure for ensuring and supporting governance and development of clinical practice for all Occupational Therapy staff.

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

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 HCPC
  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process with particular emphasis on physical conditions
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy with designated client group
  • Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice
  • Previous experience of supervising staff
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and prioritise workload appropriately.

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