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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist - AMSR

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an occupational therapist with broad clinical skills and experience of service development and leadership? Do you want to be part of an innovative Occupational Therapy service developing the role of the profession to support the Emergency Care Redesign Programme? If so then this is the job for you.

Swansea Bay University Health Board in line with the Changing for the Future Strategic Plan is in the process of redesigning the Acute Medical Services and the centralisation of acute medicine at Morriston Hospital and will include establishing an Acute Medical Unit (AMU). There will be a focus on admission avoidance, minimising length of stay and discharging to appropriate services with no delay to ensure the service improves patient experience, outcomes and safety. Occupational Therapy will play a pivotal role in developing a new service model.

Main duties of the job

Primary Care, Community and Therapies Group is able to offer the exciting opportunity for a band 8a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist to work within the Acute Medical Unit . The Clinical Lead OT will be responsible for the Occupational therapy services across AMU and ED and will manage the Occupational Therapy team to ensure quality, rapid, consistent assessment and outcomes for patients. The Clinical Lead OT will have the opportunity to develop and evaluate this new Occupational Therapy service.

The successful candidate will have broad clinical experience and an ability to adapt current skills to a varied population, knowledge of outcome measures and service development tools, experience of implementing these in practice and presenting results to a wide audience. The post holder requires well developed communication skills and an enthusiasm to develop a new and innovative service. They must be able to drive change in a fast paced environment providing timely solutions through engagement with relevant community partners to ensure patients treatment is optimised and harm minimised. They must be self motivated with a proven track record of managing and leading staff to achieve effective and efficient service delivery.

For more information please contact Laura Thompson, Locality Lead OT - 01792 703431

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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational therapy Degree or Diploma in occupational therapy
  • Post registration training in area of clinical expertise and clinical leadership
  • Accredited fieldwork educator
  • Masters or its equivalent level of advanced post grad training or experience
  • Hold a recognised management qualification
  • Registered member of the Health Professions Council
  • Registered member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy
  • Hold a Counselling Qualification
skills and abilities Essential
  • Ability to work effectively singled handed with individuals and groups
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills and is able to make highly specialist clinical decisions following assessments of complex cases, negotiating appropriately with others where opinions differ
  • Leadership skills in areas of clinical and professional development
  • Organisational skills and ability to facilitate these in others
  • Experience in managing change and adjusting plans quickly and responsively in the light of new information or changed circumstances
  • Able to reflect and appraise own performance and that of others demonstrating good analytical and reflective skills and is able to identify areas for own and others personal development
  • Evidence of clinical supervision skills with staff and students
  • Established negotiating skills and management of conflict
  • Ability to work under pressure and establish priorities
  • Excellent communication, negotiating and motivational skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Stress management skills
  • Advanced computer skills e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data inputting.
Personal attributes Essential
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and committed
  • Confident, approachable being able to work effectively with a wide range of staff and users of the service
  • Adaptable, flexible and is able to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions on a regular basis, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to reflect on practice with peers and mentors
  • Ability to promote a professional image of the Health Board
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Substantial experience in Occupational Therapy including experience at a higher clinical level
  • Experience of delivering Occupational Therapy Student Clinical Practice Placements
  • Experience of leading a project, developing a new service, or service/practice innovation
  • Experience of lecturing/teaching/presenting to groups of professionals
  • Knowledge of national policies & procedures and current best practice relevant to the client groups encompassed within the Service and ability to apply locally
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance & audit and ability to apply to practice
  • Evidence of clinical audit and research
  • Experience of operational management and professional leadership e.g. staff meetings
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with a range of Human Resource issues such as Appraisal, Performance Management & Conflict
  • Knowledge, understanding & experience of the roles of other professionals & the principles of partnership working with key stakeholders in the service area
  • Detailed knowledge & understanding of professional ethics, standards & code of conduct and their application in practice
  • Experience of financial/ resource management
  • Experience of financial/ resource management

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