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Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking Band 5 Occupational Therapists interested in developing their career with Hywel Dda University Health Board. 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.We have posts for you in Ceredigion, an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events.

We can offer you experience in a variety of clinical areas, including:
  • Acute Care (Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics)
  • Admission Avoidance/A&E
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Community Hospitals
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Social Care & Housing

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a designated team to deliver an effective and efficient occupational therapy service to improve the health & wellbeing of people.

Deliver the service in a manner and setting appropriate to the needs of client group, following agreed guidelines, protocols, policies and care pathways. This may include working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; in people's homes, community settings and hospitals.

Autonomously manage an occupational therapy caseload of a designated client group. This will involve selecting and undertaking assessments, developing person centred plans, delivering interventions, evaluating outcomes and adapting plan of care based on outcomes.

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.

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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o 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;o 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;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

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 19/08/2022.

Person Specification Qualfications and Knowledge Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • 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.

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