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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Memory Assessment Service (MAS)

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Treorchy
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you interested in developing your career and shaping the role of Occupational Therapy in dementia care? Do you want to deliver occupation focused, evidence based interventions within a team that values Occupational Therapy?

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated Occupational Therapist to join our team in the Memory Assessment Service, Rhondda based in Ysybyty George Thomas, Treorchy.

You will offer patients innovative and evidence-based Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions, supporting independence in the community, access to meaningful occupation and increased wellbeing.

CTMUHB offers excellent support and training opportunities for our staff, apply now for this is an exciting and motivating post!

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to deliver on a range of performance indicators including:

o improving independence.

o delivering and monitoring accredited competency based training e.g. Calderdale.

o supporting the achievement of competencies by Health and Social Care Support Workers.

o Use the Occupational Therapy process autonomously in various settings, including lone working in the community in service users' homes.

o Manage a defined caseload in providing an assessment and rehabilitation service to people referred to the team.

o Use evidence based practice/service user centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in homes and community settings.

o Maintain clinical records according to local and professional guidelines.

o Develop specialist skills and knowledge through an agreed personal development plan.

o Contribute to the delivery of evidence-based training and competency-based practice to OT Support Workers.

o Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team involved with the provision of health and social care services to service users.

o Contribute to the review and development of Older Persons Mental Health Occupational Therapy services.

o Develop local networks with other teams providing similar services, contributing to the wider professional network.

o Complete statistics according to the service and ICF requirements individuals, carers and staff using the equipment

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

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

Essential

Essential

  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Postgraduate training/accreditation in fieldwork education. Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Evidence of commitment to CPD. Knowledge of broad range of mental health conditions. Knowledge and understanding of factors which can influence discharge planning including cognitive, physical, psychological and cultural. Knowledge and application of principles of clinical governance and risk management. Knowledge of the roles of other professionals and the principles of partnership working. Detailed knowledge and understanding of professional ethics/standards and code of conduct, and their application in practice. Health and Safety awareness. Knowledge of issues relating to health records and the ability to apply this e.g. Freedom of Information Act. Evidence of critical appraisal/ analytical thought. Knowledge of graded therapeutic interventions.
  • Postgraduate clinical experience in area of older person's mental health. Experience of service delivery in a variety of different clinical mental health settings. Experience of effective one-to-one and group interactions. Experience of research and audit. Experience of applying professional theory to practice. Experience of delivering training and education to support staff. Experience of supervision.
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards achieving this level. Willingness to embrace innovative working practices e.g. cross organisational boundary working. Ability to appraise own performance and identify areas for own personal development. Able to make positive use of clinical supervision. Professional confidence and ability to work autonomously. Approachable and considerate. Reliable, conscientious and hard-working. Ability to establish rapport quickly with service users. Embrace change and new developments. Enjoys using own initiative and is self-motivated, innovative and creative. Ability to work flexibly and respond to unpredictable, challenging work environments. Ability to be mobile around geographical patch. Commitment to service user centred, non-discriminatory practice


Desirable

  • Membership of professional body Postgraduate training in motivational interviewing, goal planning. Management qualifications e.g. ILM. Knowledge of standardised and non-standardised assessments that can be used with service user group. Knowledge of national drivers for health provision for service user group e.g. Setting the Direction, Together for Mental Health, Living well with Dementia, Mental Health Measure, Nice Guidelines, NSF. Interest and involvement in quality, audit and service evaluation. Understanding of the theory and practical application goal orientated Approach.
  • Awareness of current professional issues. Ability to use reflective practice based on current evidence. Experience in an acute setting and/or the community. Experience of cross-organisational working.
  • Wide range of interests.


Essential

Essential

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards achieving this level. Willingness to embrace innovative working practices e.g. cross organisational boundary working. Ability to appraise own performance and identify areas for own personal development. Able to make positive use of clinical supervision. Professional confidence and ability to work autonomously. Approachable and considerate. Reliable, conscientious and hard-working. Ability to establish rapport quickly with service users. Embrace change and new developments. Enjoys using own initiative and is self-motivated, innovative and creative. Ability to work flexibly and respond to unpredictable, challenging work environments. Ability to be mobile around geographical patch. Commitment to service user centred, non-discriminatory practice.


Desirable

Essential

  • Ability to work well under pressure within a multi/inter-disciplinary team. Ability to work within a multi-agency team. Presentation skills. Able to present and interpret data.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a way which will neither offend nor antagonise. Autonomous practitioner with excellent personal organisational skills for caseload management, including time management and prioritisation skills. Ability to work independently with individuals. Computer literate and able to use software packages/internet. Demonstrable clinical reasoning skills, and able to make effective clinical decisions following assessment of complex cases. Ability to negotiate with others where opinions differ.


Desirable

  • Evidence of effective teaching skills.
  • Evidence of delivering competency based learning.


Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Address

Ysybyty George Thomas

Cwmparc Road

Treorchy

CF42 6YG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

110-AHP054-0324-A

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