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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our rotation, interested in developing their career in Carmarthenshire. West Wales is a leading example of an integrated rural healthcare model and offers excellent opportunities to develop your skills in many areas of practice. Our rotations are every 6 months giving opportunities more regularly to learn new skills and be part of supportive and friendly teams.

Carmarthenshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events, but also close to the M4.

We can offer you experience in a wide variety of clinical areas, with options of rotational posts in specialties including:
  • Medicine/frailty
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Acute Mental Health
  • Mental Health Commissioning
  • Intermediate Care
  • stroke - supporting acute and community
  • Community
  • Front of House

We proactively encourage learning and development

Mileage expenses are payable, and pool cars available.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work as part of a team to deliver high quality, evidence based and person centred occupational therapy, supporting our integrated model of care focused on enabling people to engage in meaningful occupations.

You will have the support of an occupational therapy team, with opportunities to develop your practice and skills in a variety of areas.We are a learning organisation and value supervision and continued professional development.

Successful applicants will be proactive, motivated and compassionate, with values aligned to those of our Health Board:Putting people at the heart of everything we doWorking together to be the best that we can beStriving to deliver and develop excellent services

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interview will be held on 30/07/2024

Person Specification

Qualfications and Knowledge


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software.
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care.
  • Awareness of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology.
  • Awareness of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness.


  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/secondary/intermediate care
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment.
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.



  • Experience of working in therapy or other relevant field, which may include practice education, voluntary or paid employment.
  • Working with a variety of people with differing needs.
  • Managing a caseload
  • Working as part of a team
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes


  • Contributing to improving services
  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Delegation and supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.

Langugae Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwilli Road


SA31 2AF

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