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Occupational Therapist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join the OT service within an unscheduled care Occupational Therapy Mental Health Team. Full and part time opportunities available.

The successful candidate will work within the unscheduled care team, embedding the principles of Occupational Therapy by using the philosophy of occupation within a recovery framework. The role will offer the chance for some service development opportunities as well as supervision of junior staff and students.

The role is part of an Occupational Therapy Team based with the Acute Inpatient service at Hafan y Coed, UHL, as well as community based work with the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The OT's are based within a multi-disciplinary ward team.

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

Main duties of the job

  • Works without direct supervision to assess, plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy interventions with autonomy in secondary care and community settings to include lone working e.g. patients own home.
  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/client centred principles within the occupational model.
  • To develop expertise in identified clinical areas.
  • To provide leadership through supervision, induction, training and education of Band 5 Occupational Therapists, support staff and volunteers according to organisational policy and accepted professional standards.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the education of Occupational Therapy students ensuring the maintenance of clinical standards through regular supervision of students on practice placement.
  • To work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and with voluntary organisations, local authority and other appropriate health and social care sectors to negotiate care provision across the primary/secondary care interface.
  • To maintain clinical records in accordance with legal requirements and professional standards.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isLiving Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

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



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Professional registration as recognised by HPC.
  • Sufficient post - graduate clinical experience. Managing a caseload Inter-professional and multi-agency team working. Direct involvement with carers and families. Active practice placement educator.
  • Autonomous practitioner with self-management skills. Sound clinical reasoning/problem solving skills within clinical area. Planning and prioritisation of workload. Communicate effectively to a wide audience and adapt approach accordingly. Ability to support and supervise others. Knowledge of current healthcare policies and application in clinical area. Organisational skills. E.g. initiates multiagency/professional home visits. Evidence of critical appraisal/analytical thought. Mechanisms of audit and research methodology. Presentations skills to include use of audio-visual aids. Reflective practitioner. Basic I.T. Skills
  • Knowledge of services that link across the primary/secondary care interface to provide integrated care in specialism. Knowledge and application of Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Professional confidence. Adaptive skills that embrace change and new developments. Self motivated. Ability to cope well under pressure.


  • Evidence of recent study. Fieldwork Educators Course
  • Evidence of experience of Mental Health service as a band 5 or as a student.
  • Research methodology. Presentations skills.
  • Member of special interest group.



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Professional registration as recognised by HPC.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


OT Dept. Hafan y Coed

Llandough Hospital


CF64 2XX

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