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Experienced Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Pembroke Dock
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Community Occupational Therapy Team in Pembrokeshire .

You would be based with our supportive and friendly community team, providing valuable rehabilitation focused on the needs of the individual, supporting an integrated model of care that promotes faster recovery from illness and timely discharge from hospital. As part of an integrated team you will work closely with acute, intermediate and primary care.

This team covers community and Sunderland ward working to support rehabilitation and discharge, as well as working closely with the wider multidisciplinary team.

We're seeking to appoint a motivated and compassionate individual with demonstrable experience, whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board:
  • putting people at the heart of what we do
  • working together to be the best we can
  • striving to develop and deliver better services

Main duties of the job

The post holder will operate as an autonomous practitioner, with a varied and often complex caseload, using specialist knowledge of occupational therapy and the functional impact of health conditions to appropriately select, plan, modify, carry out and evaluate assessments and interventions, adapting practice based on client's circumstances and presentation.

Work as part of a team, which may be multi professional and/or multi-agency, to deliver a prudent, coordinated and person-focussed service.

Formulate clinical decisions and recommendations, and develops person centred plans, based on evidence from assessment process, specialist knowledge of occupational therapy and relevant evidence based clinical guidance and pathways.

Work independently or alongside other members of the team, where relevant, to plan, organise and deliver therapeutic interventions with individuals or groups, across hospital and home.

Advises/educates and demonstrates specific techniques/strategies to the individual and their families/carers, if relevant, to support the ongoing management of the individual's recovery.

Delegate clinical work to others within the team i.e. Support Workers and students, following relevant policies/guidelines.

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

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

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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Interviews to be held on 23/05/2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
  • Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness


  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/secondary/intermediate care.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor



  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex and varied caseload
  • Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes


  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.
  • Experience in same clinical area as post being applied for

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


South Pembrokeshire Hospital

Fort Road

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6SY

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