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Community Occupational Therapist

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

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to be part of the CRT OT team within Ammanford and Gwendraeth Locality. We are looking for a driven individual, passionate about the value of community therapy to play a big role in transforming our community services across organisations for the people of Carmarthenshire and future generations.

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting service users to increase their independence and achieve their personal goals. The post holder will work to deliver therapeutic interventions, which are meaningful to the individual and may include for example, skills development techniques, providing equipment or home adaptions and rehabilitation programs.

Previous experience of working with people with complex healthcare or rehabilitation needs, using skilled handling techniques to facilitate patient movement and having experience with community equipment, DFGs and social care assessments would be of benefit.

We would welcome applicants from all backgrounds in OT with transferable skills and can offer some support and training once in post.

The ability to travel between sites is essential.

Main duties of the job

Post requires experience in long term condition management, complex manual handling assessments, functional assessments, goal planning and supporting individuals to maintain independence.

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.

Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide rehabilitation/recovery/reablement focussed on the needs of the individual.

Work collaboratively with colleagues from Health, Local Authorities and Third Sector Organisations to achieve best outcomes. Support team operations, dealing appropriately with enquiries and undertaking administrative tasks relevant to the role.

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

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

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

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.

Interviews will be held on 26/08/2022.

Person Specification Qualifications and 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/secondary/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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