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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke & General Rehabilitation

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Brecon
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for your next challenge? If you have a passion for rehabilitation then get in touch, it's at the heart of everything we do!

We are a friendly team, comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistant Therapy Practitioners and Rehabilitation Assistants.

We are looking for someone who wants to work within a motivated and enthusiastic team providing specialised stroke and neurological inpatient rehabilitation. You will work closely with the Clinical Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist and link with the network of stroke and neuro specialist physiotherapists across Powys. The applicant would be part of a Powys wide neuro specialist multidisciplinary team including a Consultant Therapist for Stroke and Neurorehabilitation, who are responsible for identifying, developing and delivering continuous service improvements in the Stroke and neurological Conditions Delivery Plans.

You will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work and negotiation skills to motivate patients and staff to deliver high standards of care. You will work closely as part of an MDT within PTHB and Social services, the Virtual ward and support integration.

Occupational Therapy is a valued service and as a team we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and outcome measures. You will be a valued member of the team that will support you in developing your full potential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a specialist OT Service within a designated area for Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB), responsible for:

Managing a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluate interventions.

Provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal.

Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.

Contribute to the maintenance and development of Powys Teaching Health Board Occupational Therapy Service.

Regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

Deputise for Team Leader when necessary.

Work flexible across locality and participate in the 7-day rota to meet the service needs.

Provide cover in other areas/specialities as appropriate and within competencies.

Provide a flexible service in locations most appropriate to patient's needsAllocate work to support staff, at all times monitoring their skills and competencies.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • Diploma or degree in OT
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of significant post graduate training e.g. range of short courses, in-house training
  • Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation
  • Specialist knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group
  • Detailed knowledge of the principals of clinical governance and its application


Desirable

  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of OT models of practice


Experience

Essential

  • Clinical fieldwork educator
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Evidence of commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Awareness of current practice issues
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities


Desirable

  • Experience working within a community setting


Aptitude & Abilities

Essential

  • Understanding of OT Outcome Measures
  • Computer literacy
  • To be well organised and able to keep to deadlines / timescales
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems
  • Commitment to lifelong learning


Desirable

  • Welsh speaker


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel throughout Powys is essential
  • Participate within the 7-day rota to meet the service needs


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Brecon

Cerrigcochion Road

Brecon

LD3 7NS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

070-AHP023-0524-A

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