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Experienced Occupational Therapist

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Carmarthen
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Rehabilitation
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist, working across both the Low secure unit and the Psychiatric intensive care unit based at Cwm Seren Ward, Carmarthen. Additionally, you may be required to provide Occupational Therapy support to other local in-patient acute wards, when necessary.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an aptitude and ability to work with clients with complex mental health needs, across a variety of service areas. Have the skills to assess, plan and implement treatment within an in-patient/ secure unit and facilitate safe and timely discharge to community services/ placements. Have a professional background of client centred and innovative work and effectively contribute clinically to multi- disciplinary team discussions with a forensic specialist focus. The team embraces a trauma informed care, recovery focused model. As part of this you will lead on implementing self-reflective assessment tools, recovery through activity groups and work collaboratively with the third sector to develop services to improve the health and wellbeing of this patient group. You will play a vital role in capturing outcome measures to reflect patient wellbeing, goal setting and to measure patient experience.

Main duties of the job

You will require effective communication, organisation and clinical decision-making skills with enthusiasm and passion for this specialist field. You will provide clinical support and guidance to OT Technical staff and OT students. This will include being an assessor for the OT Tech(s) undertaking units of the OT support worker diploma and formal staff supervision.

You will be supported through planned supervision, ongoing personal development plans with regular reviews and continued professional development opportunities.

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.

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 04/10/2022.

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
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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100-AHP117-0722-B
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