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Occupational Therapist – Highly Specialist Practitioner ESD

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a band 7 Occupational Therapist - Highly Specialist Practitioner Early Supported Discharge (ESD) post based at PCH

The team support and facilitate early discharge of stroke patients from Prince Charles Hospital and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda and provide home based rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our early supported discharge team based at Prince Charles Hospital. As the Band 7 Occupational Therapist, you will lead a team of OTs and technical staff working alongside a multi disciplinary team providing highly specialist Occupational Therapy intervention.

The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership and support to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Technicians and will initiate and lead on the planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy services in Stroke ESD

Excellent communication and organisation skills are essential within this post. The successful candidate will need to plan and manage their time effectively, ensuring prioritisation of clinical and non clincial tasks to ensure effective workload management and the ability to respond flexibly to the needs of the service.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB is an innovative health board and has close links with our local authority partners and to deliver fully integrated community services.

With a proven track record of delivering quality services, demonstrating leadership, HR experience and service development, you will be joining a friendly, supportive and dynamicOccupational Therapy team.

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 Essential
  • Degree/diploma in Occupational therapy
  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Management/leadership qualification
  • Evidence of ability to work at Masters Level
  • Management/leadership experience and skills
Experience Essential
  • Postgraduate clinical experience in the area of stroke
  • Experience of service delivery in a variety of stroke settings
  • Experience of research and audit
  • Experience of supervision/management of staff
  • Awareness of current professional issues
  • Ability to use reflective practice
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work well under pressure within wider multi/interdisciplinary team
  • Presentation skills
  • Autonomous practitioner with excellent personal organisational skills
  • Clinical reasoning skills
  • Evidence of delivering/assessing competency based learning
  • Ability to reflect and objectively appraise own and others performance
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge about stroke/neuro conditions
  • Knowledge of factors that can influence discharge
  • Detailed knowledge of professional ethics/standards
  • Knowledge of graded theraputic interventions
  • knowledge and application of principles of clinical governance and risk management
  • Knowledge of standardised/non-standardised assessments
  • Knowledge of national drivers for health profession
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to engage and lead a professional team
  • Adaptive skills that embrace change and new developments
  • Ability to work flexibly and respond to unpredictable demands
  • Committed to continuous improvement and personal/service development

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