Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post forms part of a community based multi-disciplinary resource team which aims to promote the independence of patients/clients living at home/within the care sector so as to avoid inappropriate hospital admissions, and facilitate and ensure safe early hospital discharge to prevent/reduce any unnecessary long-term permanent placements.

Main duties of the job

The Cardiff and Vale UHB Community Resource Teams are looking to recruit a motivated and dynamic Occupational Therapist with experience of working with older adults in community or hospital settings.

The post is based in the Vale Community Resource Service at Barry Hospitalin Barry. The Community Resource Teams are made up of health, social services and third sector staff all dedicated to working in patients' best interests to support independence at home, avoid inappropriate hospital admissions and ensure safe and early hospital discharge.

The team provides a seven day service with a weekend rota in place.

The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner who is able to apply their knowledge of Occupational Therapy and acquired clinical skills that are underpinned by research, evidence based practice and continued professional development.We can offer:-Expert professional support and supervision, peer support, regular team meetings and in-service training-Continuing professional development opportunities-Involvement in service developments, including opportunities for you to contribute to audit, research and projects relevant to your clinical work-A friendly, enthusiastic and supportive multi-disciplinary working environment

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
  • Will hold a qualification in Occupational Therapy at a degree level or equivalent
  • Hold professional registration as awarded by Health Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Evidence of recent learning and continued professional development at a higher level
  • Practice Educator Training Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Has a considerable experience that includes experience in at least 2 discrete service areas.
  • Sufficient experience of working in the NHS
  • Managing a caseload.
  • Experience of complex discharge arrangements
  • Inter-professional and multi-agency team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families.
Skills Essential
  • Autonomous practioner with self-management skills
  • Planning and prioritisation of workload
  • Communicates effectively to a wide audience
  • Ability to support and supervise others
  • Supports student training and other students
  • Presentation skills to include use of audio-visual aids
  • Basic IT skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of services that link across primary and secondary care
  • Knowledge of health and safety at work and risk assessments
  • Knowledge of seating and posture management assessments
  • Knowledge of Manual handling assessments
Other Essential
  • ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Adaptive skills that embrace change and new development
  • Ability to cope well under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team member

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