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Occupational Therapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the occupational therapy team in the palliative care service located in University Hospital Llandough.

You will join the supportive MDT and have professional and clinical supervision from the Occupational Therapist Band 7 based in UHW .

We are looking for an occupational therapist with a strong occupational focus and an interest and passion for working in palliative and supportive care .

Supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development are well established and we actively support the education of students within our service. The palliative team offer opportunities for training and onsite learning from the CNS and consultants.

We are seeking an individual who shares our core values in that:
  • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
  • We trust one another
  • We respect each other
  • We take personal responsibility
  • We treat people with kindness
  • We act with integrity

Main duties of the job

Occupational Therapy is core to the palliative team delivering occupational therapy assessment and intervention as part of the interdisciplinary team. Your role includes assessment of palliative care patients, liaison with families and carers and maximising the patient's potential to live a meaningful life.

Attendance at MDT meetings, case conferences and team learning events are all part of this role.

Opportunities for joint working within the team and in collaboration with partner organisations including Third Sector, Marie Curie and City Hospice is essential to promote individualised care and shared understanding of clinical needs.

In addition to direct patient care, this position provides essential advice and support regarding palliative strategies and support requirements to the wider team to inform intervention and management.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional registration as recognised by HPC.
  • Fieldwork Education Training Course.
  • Evidence of recent study (especially that related to palliative)
Experience Essential
  • Sufficient post - graduate clinical experience.
  • Managing a caseload
  • Inter-professional and multi-agency team working.
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Active practice placement educator
  • Evidence of experience of palliative care preferably as a band 5 or as a student.
Skills Essential
  • Autonomous practitioner with self-management skills
  • Sound clinical reasoning/problem solving skills within clinical area.
  • Knowledge of current healthcare policies and application in clinical area.
  • Mechanisms of audit and research methodology
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Basic I.T. Skills
  • Research methodology.
  • Presentations skills.
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of services that link across the primary/secondary care interface to provide integrated care in specialism.
  • Knowledge and application of Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Member of special interest group
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Professional confidence
  • Adaptive skills that embrace change and new developments.
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to cope well under pressure.

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