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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Caerleon, Newport
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated occupational therapist to join the Newport adult mental health occupational therapy team. Working independently, the post holder will manage a varied and complex caseload providing occupational therapy assessment and intervention to adults with mental health difficulties who have been admitted to Adferiad inpatient unit and the psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) in St Cadoc's hospital.

The post holder willbe required to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team offering advice and recommendations based on the outcome of assessments and interventions carried out with service users. The post holder will be expected to work within their professional competence, skills and knowledge base.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out specialist occupational therapy assessments, including in home and community settings.
  • Carry out and interpret MOHO standardised assessments.
  • Independently plan, implement, evaluate and review treatment plans on an individual and group basis.
  • Actively engage carers/families in the therapeutic process, motivating and supporting them to take responsibility for decision making and goal setting
  • Work autonomously to manage and prioritise own caseload.
  • Carry out role of supervisor to support staff and educator to practice placement students.
  • Collaborate with others to modify and develop the service in line with changing circumstances and needs.
  • Function in a multi-disciplinary team identifying unique skills of the occupational therapist.
  • Maintain and actively develop close working relationships with colleagues across disciplines and agencies e.g. voluntary, statutory and private.
  • Assess and manage risk. Carry out written risk assessments.
  • Undertake generic duties to enable the service to function effectively such as mental health assessments.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A wide variety of specialist training opportunities are available in the health board and the occupational therapy service is committed to student education and practice development in order to ensure best practice standards to support our service users.

All occupational therapists have Model of human occupation (MOHO) licences and use of MOHO assessment tools.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now toview in Trac.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Desirable

  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Education & Training

Essential

  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Desirable

  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Knowledge

Essential

  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Skills

Essential

  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Desirable

  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Other

Essential

  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Address

St Cadoc's hospital

Lodge road

Caerleon, Newport

NP18 3XQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

040-NMR097-0224-A

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