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TATI Occupational Therapist

Employer
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Location
Cardiff
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Cardiff and Vale UHB is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Team Around the Individual (Memory Team). The Post is part time and the post holder will also work closely with therapy colleagues based in Vale community resource team based at Barry Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide home based rehabilitation in the community to people with a diagnosis of dementia. Supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development are well established and we actively support the education of students within our service. There is the opportunity to develop specialist skills in cognitive rehabilitation using the cognitive disability model and to engage in service development.

Main duties of the job

The post forms part of a community based multi-disciplinary resource team which aims to promote the independence of patients/clients living at home/within the care sector to avoid inappropriate hospital admissions, and to facilitate and ensure safe early hospital discharge and prevent/reduce any unnecessary long-term permanent placements.

The post holder will need to work without direct supervision to assess, plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy interventions with autonomy in secondary care and community settings to includelone working, including in the patient's own home.

Additionally, the post holder will need to develop expertise in identified clinical areas, and provide leadership through supervision, induction, training and education of Band 5 Occupational Therapists, support staff and volunteers according to organisational policy and accepted professional standards.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh 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

Qualification

Essential

  • Will hold a qualification in Occupational Therapy at degree level or equivalent
  • Holds professional registration as awarded by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Evidence of recent learning and continued professional development at a higher level


Desirable

  • Practice Educator Training Qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Have sufficient experience that includes experience in at least 2 discrete service areas
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Managing a caseload
  • Inter-professional and multi-agency team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families.


Skills

Essential

  • Autonomous practitioner with self management skills
  • Planning and prioritisation of workload
  • Ability to support and supervise others (formally responsible for supervising Band 5 and Support Staff)
  • Mechanisms of audit and research methodology
  • Knowledge of current healthcare policies and application


Desirable

  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.


Special knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of services that link across the primary/secondary care interface to provide integrated care in specialism
  • Knowledge and application of Health and Safety at Work Act


Desirable

  • Experience working with people with a Dementia diagnosis
  • Experience of using the Allen's Cognitive Disabilities Model (CDM)


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Adaptive skills that embrace change and new developments
  • Ability to cope well under pressure.
  • Professional confidence.


Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Various Sites

University Hospital of Wales

Cardiff

CF14 4XW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

001-AHP076-0424

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