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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Occupational Therapist within the Stay Well At Home Team works closely with the Physiotherapist, Social Workers and Support Workers to provide a rapid response service to people attending the Emergency Care Department, Clinical Decisions Unit, Acute Medical Unit and wards. The overall aim of the service is to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and supporting timely discharges using a discharge to assess model.

This is a 7 day week service and staff are expected to work weekends on a rotational basis - x3 12 hours shifts per week (with an additional 6 hours make up shift every 4 weeks). Hours of work 07:30 - 20:00.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting time for therapies within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and innovative Occupational Therapist to join our integrated multi-professional, national award winning service.

The post holder will need to be a team player who enjoys working in a fast paced environment. You will need excellent clinical reasoning, time management, observation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in achieving well being and positive health outcomes for the population we serve.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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 Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Experience of fieldwork education
  • Knowledge of a broad range of medical, surgical and orthopaedic conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of factors which can influence discharge planning
  • Post graduate training in relevent area
  • Knowledge of standardised and non-standardised assessments that can be used with servcie users
Experience/Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of supervision
  • Experience of effective one-to-one interactions
  • Experience of service delivery in a variety of different clinical physical health settings
  • Experience of advising/teaching other professions
  • Experience of cross organisational working
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work well under pressure within wider multi-disciplinary team settings
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Autonomous practitioner with excellent personal organisational skills
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • demonstrable clinical reasoning skills, and able to make effective clinical decisions following assessment of complex cases
  • Evidence of effective teaching skills
  • Evidence of presenting to wide variety of audiences
  • Leadership skills
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Embrace innovative practice
  • Appraise own performance
  • Use of clinical supervision
  • Autonomous practitioner

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