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Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the Carmarthenshire Older Adults Mental Health Assessment Ward in Prince Phillip Hospital in Llanelli (Bryngolau ward).

We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist, who is keen to develop Best Practice in Older Adult Mental Health.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team which includes one Occupational Therapy Support Worker providing assessment, treatment and discharge planning of clients living with dementia and older adults with functional mental illness. The post holder will also be expected to provide cover for urgent occupational therapy assessments during annual leave or sickness for the Community Mental Health Team.

The successful applicant will have post registration experience and will have a particular interest in Older Adults Mental Health and a commitment to providing a high quality service to ensure the experience of patients on the ward is enriched through use of meaningful occupation.

Mental Health Services including Dementia Services are currently going through transition within the transforming mental health agenda, giving rise to excellent CPD opportunities and a chance to contribute to shaping services of the future. The post holder will have access to regular supervision.

The ability to travel between the health boards main sites in a timely manner is desirable as travel is essential for this post.

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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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 to be held on 05/10/2022

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Post graduate experience working as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings
  • Experience with Older Adults/MH
  • Inter-professional and multiagency team working. Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supervision of others
  • Service change and development
  • Experience of working within physical settings and assessing for aids and equipment
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant short courses to postgraduate diploma level
  • Knowledge of Clinical conditions and treatment modalities relevant to clinical area
  • Member of BAOT
  • ECDL/ equivalent IT qualification
  • Membership of specialist interest group

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