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Clinical Specialist Continuing Health Care Occupational Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Mountain Ash
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will act as an expert practitioner in occupational therapy practice and provide clinical expertise and professional support from within the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) service, to occupational therapy and other staff working with adults, children and young people with complex needs who require assessment and provision within the NHS Continuing Healthcare criteria.

They will provide specialist advice, undertake joint assessments with clinical staff in the field and will lead in the development of occupational therapy practice within this specialist area of community service provision.

Assessments will be undertaken for those with an identified Occupational Therapy need including adults, children and young people who live in residential nursing homes, private nursing homes, specialist out of county placements, own homes, supported living accommodation and also for adults with complex continuing care needs being discharged from hospital to their own or other accommodation.

Main duties of the job

  • To guide and direct the input of practitioners working with adults with Continuing Healthcare (CHC) needs in hospital and community.
  • To have responsibility for improving the quality of OT practice in the area of CHC.
  • To undertake 'one-off' assessments and interventions with less experienced therapists and other agency staff working in the hospitals and community in respect of adults, children and young people who are being assessed for eligibility for Continuing Healthcare.
  • To demonstrate advanced knowledge relevant to the application of occupational therapy practice in the area of CHC.
  • To be able to move and handle adults, children and young people with complex physical problems and disabilities, assess, prescribe and adjust specialist equipment.
  • To assess and provide occupational therapy intervention in cases presenting a high degree of complexity.
  • To independently plan, organise, lead and evaluate the occupational therapy service within CHC.
  • To provide evidence based assessments and interventions and demonstrate high level clinical reasoning skills in implementing best practice to explore innovations in practice and implement accordingly.
  • To demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of relevant legislation and local policies.
  • To demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of risk assessment and management

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job description for full details of main responsibilities of the role of the Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Paediatric Recovery from Illness Service

Person Specification

Qualifications and / or knowledge


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Postgraduate training in Fieldwork Education


  • MSc or post-graduate diploma in relevant area.
  • Member of Professional Body



  • Extensive post graduate clinical experience including manual handling, complex case management
  • Experience of MDT/ multi agency working
  • Experience of Research and Audit
  • Proven leadership/ management experience


  • oAwareness of current professional issues.
  • oExperience of supervisory skills including appraisal.



  • Professional confidence to represent CHC Service
  • Ability to reflect and appraise own performance
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication
  • oAutonomous practitioner with excellent personal organisational skills for caseload management, including time management and prioritisation skills.
  • oDemonstrable clinical reasoning skills, and able to make effective clinical decisions following assessment of highly complex cases.
  • Computer literate


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • oSpecialist knowledge of legislation, professional assessments and interventions relevant to OT and CHC.
  • oKnowledge and understanding of current agenda for health and social care policy.
  • oDetailed knowledge and application of principles of clinical governance and risk management
  • oDetailed understanding of the principles of partnership working.
  • oDetailed knowledge of critical appraisal and analytical thought
  • oDetailed knowledge of specialist equipment.
  • oInterest and involvement in quality, audit and service evaluation.


  • oKnowledge of national and professional drivers for service provision for client group e.g. NICE Guidelines.
  • oKnowledge of standardised and non-standardised assessments that can be used with client group.



  • Ability to carry out full range of duties (including travel between the various hospital and community sites) in a timely manner. Ability to work flexibly.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Ynysmeurig House


Mountain Ash

CF45 4SW

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