An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated registered occupational therapist to join our team at Hywel Dda University Health Board.
This post is optional to be static in stroke at Prince Philip Hospital or part of a Band 6 rotation which includes stroke, front door services, medical, trauma and orthopaedics, mental health and community in Carmarthenshire.
You will 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, this may include working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; in people's homes, community settings and hospitals.
Main duties of the job
You will work as an autonomous practitioner, with a varied and often complex caseload, using specialist knowledge of occupational therapy and the functional impact of health conditions to appropriately select, plan, modify, carry out and evaluate assessments and interventions, adapting practice based on client's circumstances and presentation.
You will work as part of a team, which may be multi professional and/or multi-agency, to deliver a prudent, coordinated and person-focussed service.
Involvement in the wider Occupational Therapy Service in relation to Service Improvement and Professional Development is also an expected part of this role.
We will provide you with professional support and clinical supervision. We will provide relevant training opportunities to develop your skills as required depending upon previous experience. We will provide a supportive working environment to develop your clinical and leadership skills.
The post holder will be expected to travel across Carmarthenshire . Mileage allowance is payable and a lease car scheme is available.
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:oFour main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;oSeven 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;o48 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;oNumerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;oHighly 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 isdesirablefor 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 10/10/22
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
- Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
- Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness.
- Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
- Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care.
- 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
- Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
- Managing a complex 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
- Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
- Direct involvement with carers and families
- Self-development and application of learning
- 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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