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Occupational Therapist

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

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Due to service developments and expansion of services, Swansea Bay University Health Board currently has a full-time vacancy for a Static Band 6 occupational Therapist in the NPT Community Resource Team in NPT Community.

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 the setting.

You will be required to work closely with MDT colleagues and contribute to the development of a high-quality, evidence-based occupational therapy service. You will have an opportunity to help shape and promote the service, providing you with a unique opportunity to engage in service development and change.

You will need excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills and sound clinical knowledge, but enthusiasm and the potential to develop these within the post will also be valued. As such, you will be provided with variety of opportunities to develop your leadership, management and clinical skills.

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 365days of the year.

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

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 Programme and other developmental activities.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board (formerly ABMU) was created on 1 April 2019, after responsibility for providing healthcare services in the Bridgend County Borough Council area passed from ABMU to the new Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of around 390,000 in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas and we have a budget of around £1bn. The Health Board employs approximately 12,500 staff. It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals. Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings. Morriston also delivers one of two cardiac surgery services in Wales.

The Health Board is part of A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH), which is a partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University. ARCH is a unique collaboration project aimed at improving the wellbeing and wealth of South West Wales.

To find out more, please see: https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/

Our values: https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/jobs/why-work-for-us/

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-AHP088-0522-C
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