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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Swansea
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 or Band 5 with a wealth of experience looking to broaden your expert knowledge? Swansea Bay University Health Board currently has 2 full-time vacancies for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, one post will be based at Morriston hospital and the second post base is to be confirmed and will either be Morriston or Singleton.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy Team in Swansea Bay UHB. In line with the Changing for the Future Strategic Plan, Swansea Bay University Health Board are restructuring services to support the Emergency Care Redesign Programme. This includes the development of an Acute Medical Unit at Morriston Hospital and developments at Singleton and Neath Port Talbot Hospitals. We have a number of opportunities across the 3 hospital sites and highly recommend applicants contact prior to application to discuss.

The posts will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to work collaboratively within an integrated multi-disciplinary team. You will provide specialist assessment, goal directed intervention and rehabilitation to patients in this setting. Timely complex discharge planning experience is essential and is an integral part of this role.

You will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including a 7 day shift pattern, with extended working hours covering 365 days of the year.

Main duties of the job

To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention where appropriate; hospital, community, patients homes, schools, outpatient settings and maintaining associated records. To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To ensure clinical records are kept to agreed standards and report accurately to others.

To work in partnership with clients, carers and all stake holders including the multidisciplinary/ multi agency team to identify relevant goals.

To provide leadership and supervision for junior staff, as delegated by supervisor /team leader.

To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements.

To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the Band 6 Development Program and other developmental activities.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent OT qualification)
  • Professional Registration with HCPC
Desirable
  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process with particular emphasis on physical conditions
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy with designated client group
  • Experience of research and/ or audit and implementing evidence based practice
  • Previous experience of supervising staff
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals or groups
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and prioritise workload appropriately.


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

130-AHP125-0722
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