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Specialist Occupational Therapist, Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner following professional codes of conduct and ethics carrying a varied specialist caseload in a specialist area of practice which will include patients with complex needs.

Clinical activities can take place in a wide range of settings including 3 rehabilitation units ,hospital and community settings, and patients own homes.

The post holder will provide supervision to Occupational Therapy staff and students and in addition may provide supervision or guidance and support to support workers from another discipline. The post holder will support the learning and development of others including colleagues and peers.

The post holder will contribute to and lead some areas of service development duties within their department which can include attending meetings and leading in audit, evidence based practice research and service evaluation.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for confident and competent Band 6 occupational therapists to work as part of the adult mental health Occupational Therapy rehabilitation service within BCUHB, delivering client centred and specialist, occupationally focused assessments and interventions to adults with mental illness as part of the multidisciplinary team.

The Occupational Therapist will work to support the patient recovery journey supporting self-management and functional independence. The successful candidate will become part of a proactive, BCUHB wide, mental health rehabilitation Occupational Therapy team who work together to develop clinical skills and effectiveness across the service . We seek to expand the mental health Occupational Therapy provision within the service by evaluating service provision, developing business cases and running pilot projects. The Occupational Therapy service is committed to lifelong learning and evidenced based practice. All staff receive support and encouragement to utilise continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain a CPD portfolio. The post holder will be supported by an experienced team lead .

The post holder will as part of the team covering all 3 rehabilitation units which are based in Bodelwyddan, Ruthin and Llanfairfechan .

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Attended short courses or equivalent CPD relevant to speciality area at Post graduate level or equivalent.
  • Experience of contributing to student placements


  • Membership of specialist interest group.
  • Short courses at post graduate diploma level.



  • Significant post graduate experience with demonstrable NHS experience in related clinical field which equips the post holder to be competent to carry a specialist caseload in specialist area.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes.
  • Experienced supervisor. Understanding of supervision and delegation principles.


  • Broad band 5 rotational experience
  • Experience in same specialist clinical area.



  • Ability to engage clients and their relatives and carers in identifying and agreeing treatment goals.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning to develop own professional skills
  • Commitment to contribute to service development task e.g. audit and evidence based practice and service evaluation to improve patient care.
  • Ability to articulate role within a whole systems approach.
  • Demonstrates compassionate care.
  • Demonstrate sound team working values.
  • Demonstrate value of supporting the development of others.



  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • Able to work hours flexibly

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Evidence of working independently/ level of supervision relevant to experience.
  • Ability to articulate the role of Occupational Therapy to others including staff of different disciplines and patients and their carers.
  • Ability to implement the Occupational Therapy process with clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with others.
  • Ability to manage own time and caseload.
  • Ability to work effectively when both lone working and in a team setting.
  • Ability to both inform and follow risk management strategies.
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills are able to support effective communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others.
  • Able to apply knowledge and conduct specialist assessments relevant to specialist area.
  • Experience of presenting to groups of staff/meetings.


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Experience of delivering teaching.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ablett unit

Rhuddlan Road


LL18 5UJ

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