An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Occupational Therapists to be part of our integrated health and social care community occupational therapy team in Ceredigion. This is a fantastic time to join a dynamic innovative and rapidly transforming integrated service set in beautiful West Wales.
We're seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and compassionate individual with demonstrable experience and a broad knowledge of clinical specialities, whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board: Putting people at the heart of everything that we doWorking together to be the best that we can beStriving to deliver and develop excellent services
The ability to travel within the community is essential for this post.
Main duties of the job
You will be expected to work as an integral part of the Ceredigion integrated occupational therapy team delivering high quality, evidence based, person centred occupational therapy assessment and intervention to people; supporting an integrated model of care that promotes faster recovery from illness, supports timely discharge from hospital, prevention of unnecessary acute hospital admission and premature admission to long-term residential care , and maximises independent living. You will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams across settings to provide continuity of care for patients. The occupational therapy service has strong clinical networks and integrated pathways that span primary and secondary care.
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.
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 26-10-2022
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Language Skills Desirable
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