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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum pro Rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

This is a new and exciting opportunity to join a well-established Occupational Therapy Service within Swansea Bay University Health Board as a Band 8a Clinical Lead. The successful applicant will play an integral role in supporting the strategic development, review and modernisation plans of the Community Mental Health Team. They will provide clinical leadership within the OT Team, whilst offering specialist professional advice and practical guidance regarding complex cases. This post holder will be expected to carry a clinical caseload whilst supporting the development of clinical pathways and priorities.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable leadership skills, including service development, as well as broad clinical experience that can be adapted to the scope of this role. Expert prioritisation and time management skills will be required to balance the competing demands of this exciting post.

The Occupational Therapy service in Swansea Bay University Health Board continues to grow due to investment, brave leadership and innovative clinical practice. This position will allow the post holder the opportunity to take a lead role in the ongoing development of this service.

Main duties of the job

  • To support with the strategic development, review and modernisation plans of the Community Mental Health Team.
  • To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention
  • To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To work in partnership with service users, carers and all stake holders including the multidisciplinary team to identify relevant goals and support service development.
  • To provide leadership and supervision to the OT staff across Adult Mental Health Services
  • To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.
  • To be a clinical leader for Occupational Therapy within identified specialist area leading by example, demonstrating good practice, openness and responsiveness to emerging evidence.
  • To provide highly developed expertise within the MDT setting.
  • 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.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Adult Mental Health Services and development of future provision of community support services, holding responsibility for defined projects.

About us

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.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

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.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for full description of the main duties and responsibilities for this post

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Occupational therapy Degree or Diploma in occupational therapy
  • Masters or its equivalent level of advanced post grad training or experience
  • Post registration training in area of clinical expertise and clinical leadership
  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Hold a recognised management qualification



  • Substantial experience in Occupational Therapy including experience at a higher clinical level
  • Experience of leading a project, developing a new service, or service/practice innovation
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance & audit and ability to apply to practice
  • Experience of operational management and professional leadership e.g. staff meetings
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with a range of Human Resource issues such as Appraisal, Performance Management & Conflict
  • Knowledge, understanding & experience of the roles of other professionals & the principles of partnership working with key stakeholders in the service area



  • Advanced interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills and is able to make highly specialist clinical decisions following assessments of complex cases, negotiating appropriately with others where opinions differ
  • Experience in managing change and adjusting plans quickly and responsively in the light of new information or changed circumstances
  • Ability to work under pressure and establish priorities

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Ty Enion CMHT

Princess St, Gorseinon,



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