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Experienced Occupational Therapist - Adult Community Team

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthenshire - To be confirmed
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda University Health Board and Carmarthenshire Local Authority presents an exciting opportunity for two motivated and experienced Occupational Therapists to join our Releasing Time to Care Team.

We are an innovative, well-established integrated review team consisting ofOccupational Therapy and Social Work. We strive to deliver the right support, at the right time in the right place as close to home as possible.

As a team we have an excellent reputation for our recent innovation and leadership to unite, transform and evolve our services according to the changing needs of our population.

This role will form part of the Releasing Time to Care Service where you will carry out a review assessment with the aim of providing a less intrusive, more personalised package of care to maximise the individual's independence.

We will work together to provide further assessment, intervention, and rehabilitation to improve function, reduce risk of de-conditioning and improve the well-being of individuals within their home.

As a versatile postgraduate, you will need to have knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions, complex manual handling, and knowledge in diverse conditions, as well as a good understanding of current issues affecting community and hospital services.

Successful applicants will require an excellent ability to work autonomously, managing and prioritising a diverse caseload, be a highly self -motivated proactive person, with drive and initiative.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will need excellent organisational and communication skills and provide comprehensive and professional interventions through the review assessment process. They will be expected to support and play a role in supervising junior Occupational Therapy staff and students.

This is an exciting opportunity for two driven individuals, passionate about the value of community Occupational Therapy to maintain momentum in transforming our community services across the organisation for the people of Carmarthenshire and future generations.

As an Occupational Therapy Service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and the importance of offering learning opportunities to support staff in their development, both internally and externally. Staff are actively promoted to undertake post-graduate study.

The pandemic has taught us more than ever the importance of work life balance and we support remote working when appropriate and flexible working arrangements.

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you want to make a real difference to peoples lives, join our team where a warm welcome is waiting for you.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

interviews will be held on 11/07/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
  • Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness


  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/secondary/intermediate care
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment.
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor



  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex and varied caseload
  • Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision.
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes


  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.
  • Experience in same clinical area as post being applied for

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Carmarthenshire - To be confirmed

Carmarthenshire - To be confirmed

SA18 3FB

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