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Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 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 base of this post is to be confirmed but will either be Morriston or Singleton site.

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

The role will be responsible for the management and development of the service as well as maintaining a clinical caseload. A commitment to collaborative working with the Multi Disciplinary Team is essential. We actively support the education of Occupational Therapy students within our service.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and clinical skills, along withexperience of service development and quality improvement.

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 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 rehistration with HCPC
  • Recognised post-graduate traning e.g. Masters level study, or willingness to work towards
  • Fieldwork educator
  • Leadership / managment training
  • BAOT membership
  • Counselling qualification
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work across sites and in the community
  • Effective communication skills
  • work with groups and individuals
  • health and safety awareness of equipment
  • organisational and management skills
  • use of reflection
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of OT role in this setting
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of autonomous caseload managament
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • knowlegde of clinical governance
  • research and/or audit
Personal Attributes Essential
  • team working
  • prioritisation and flexible working

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