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Experienced Occupational Therapist

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Aberystwyth
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Work as part of a designated team to deliver an effective and efficient occupational therapy service to improve the health & wellbeing of people.

Deliver the service in a manner and setting appropriate to the needs of client group, following professional codes of conduct and ethics and national and/or locally agreed guidelines, protocols, policies and care pathways. This may include working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; in people's homes, community settings and hospitals.

Autonomously manage an occupational therapy caseload of a designated client group, which includes those with complex presentations. This will involve selecting and undertaking assessments, developing person centred plans, delivering interventions, evaluating outcomes and adapting plan of care based on outcomes.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Occupational Therapists to work as part of the Front Door Frailty multi-disciplinary team based at Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.

The role encompasses facilitating same day discharge and ensuring length of stay for patients; in particular those that are frail elderly, who do require admission is kept to the minimum necessary to meet their medical needs. The key aims being to provide an inclusive and multidisciplinary pathway for people living with frailty who:
  • Will only attend or be admitted to hospital if their clinical needs can only be met by acute care
  • Are transferred quickly to the clinical setting which best meets their needs
  • Receive kind, compassionate and holistic care
  • Return safely home as soon as possible
  • Experience a smooth transition from acute to community care
  • Are supported to stay as independent as possible

You will have the support of an occupational therapy service which values supervision, actively promotes continuous professional development, and is committed to excellent patient care and service improvement.

We are seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and compassionate individual with demonstrable acute and/ or community experience, whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board: o Putting people at the heart of everything that we doo Working together to be the best that we can be

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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 & Knowledge Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software.
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology.
  • Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness
Desirable
  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/second ary/intermediate care
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor
Experience Essential
  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex and varied caseload
  • Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision.
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • Working as part of a team
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
Desirable
  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service
  • Experience in same clinical area as post being applied for


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