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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Would you like to join our wide ranging band 5 rotation? The Band 5 rotational scheme includes over 35 posts, offering unique opportunities to develop skills and gain experience in an extensive range of specialties which will provide you with a great foundation for your professional career. The posts are full time permanent positions and each rotation lasts for 9 months. Therapists work in a supportive environment with senior supervision, team and peer support. There is close multi-disciplinary and inter-agency working.

This is the first of two main blocks of recruitment for band 5 rotational posts this year.

Main duties of the job

Continuous Professional Development is of prime importance to the Occupational Therapy Service and there are many and varied learning opportunities UHB wide. Learning opportunities are considered against the career framework pillars of practice.

We are searching for someone who shares our values that:

We care about the people we serve and the people we work

We trust one another

We respect each other

We take personal responsibility

We treat people with kindness

We act with integrity

Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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/Diploma in OT
  • Professional registration - HCPC


  • Evidence of recent study



  • Experience of working in health and social care environments
  • Experience of organising a case load
  • Experience of inter professional team working
  • Experience of involvement with carers and families



  • Evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner with self management skills/ team working
  • Basic IT skills
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research

Special Knowledge


  • Knowledge of NHS
  • Evidence of facilitating peer learning - i.e journal clubs etc

Personal Qualities


  • Shares values of the UHB identified in application


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Various sites - Rotational post

University Hospital of Wales


CF14 4XW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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