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Specialist Occupational Therapist Acute Neurosciences

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Occupational Therapist Acute Neurosciences

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and suitably skilled Occupational Therapist to join our acute Neurosciences team based at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW).This role supports the acute Neurosciences wards and provides assessment/early intervention/rehabilitation for patients with highly complex needs following traumatic or acquired brain injury. This is an exciting time for Occupational Therapy as we continue to shape and develop our Occupational Therapy offer for those with occupational needs as a result of brain injury.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the multi-professional team, working collaboratively to support people with complex needs as a result of brain injury, you will deliver neuro-based specialist assessment and early rehabilitation to optimise occupational performance. Complex seating/postural management, cognition /delirium management, upper limb rehabilitation/splinting will all be part of this role. Complex regional discharge planning, multi agency engagement, environmental assessment/care recommendation are part of this role.

You will continue development of our early Occupational Therapy rehabilitation offer, engage in multiprofessional joint working and optimise experience ensuring smooth transfer across our specialist pathways.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated suitably skilled individual with excellent communication skills, effective teamworking and a passion for rehabilitation.

Experience of complex disability management:, postural assessment/wheelchair provision, upper limb management, cognition plus complex discharge planning/repatriation would support this role.

Continuous professional development is promoted and opportunities to shadow/visit other services within this specialist pathway will be encouraged.

We welcome enquiries and visits.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Holds professional registration as awarded by the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level



  • Significant post registration experience in rehabilitation relevant to the post
  • Experience as working as part of an MDT
  • Active involvement in service development and quality initiatives


  • Experience working with neurological conditions.



  • Demonstrate specialist skills within neuro, rehabilitation or disability management
  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g. manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Proven ability to manage a clinical caseload
  • Proven ability to motivate others, promote coproduction and empower others
  • Adaptive/ flexible team player

Special knowledge


  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management

Personal and Additional Requirements


  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Ability to cope under pressure. demonstrating resilience
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park Cardiff


CF14 4XW

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