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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Location
Wrexham
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

BCUHB East are looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to provide cover for team maternity leave. The post involves rotations across the acute medical and surgical wards in Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Community Resource Team in Wrexham and as part of the Falls and Frailty service with Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust.

This will be an opportunity to develop yourself within specialist areas such as Palliative Care, acute medicine, respiratory and surgery. You will also have the opportunity to gain skills and proficiency working within community settings with the CRT and WAST in response to urgent, crisis cases within the community.

To support the transformation of the acute Occupational Therapy Service, this role will focus on utilising their unique professional skills for maxim impact for those with significant impact to their functional ability. The individual will take responsibility for the provision and development of an effective and specialised occupational therapy service within their hospital admission or in the community. This will include initially pathways in Frailty Dementia/Delirium, Parkinson and Parkinsonism, and any other pathway as identified.

Main duties of the job

You will be a self-motivated practitioner, with an ability think on your feet, and will have developed effective problem solving and communication skills. You should be able to demonstrate strong clinical reasoning and rehabilitation skills and be able to implement strategies to minimise the impact of deconditioning. You will also require excellent communication, organisational and time management skills and be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.

You will be supporting junior members of the team on a day to day basis through supervision, preceptorship and appraisals. There will also be an opportunity to contribute to wider service developments i.e. audits, meetings, recruitment etc.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

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Person Specification

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Aptitude and abilities

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Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Address

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesneywedd Road

Wrexham

LL13 7TD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

050-AHP159-0624

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