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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Powys Teaching Health Board
Llandrindod Wells
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will provide a specialist OT Service within a designated area for Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB), responsible for;

Managing a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidencebased/client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluateinterventions.

Provide leadership for junior staff both LHB and SCS employees throughsupervision and appraisal.

Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OccupationalTherapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility fordefined projects.

Contribute to the maintenance and development of Powys TeachingHealth Board Occupational Therapy Service.

Regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practiceplacements.

Deputise for Team Leader when necessary.

Work flexible across locality and participate in the 7-day rota to meet theservice needs

Provide cover in other areas/specialities as appropriate and withincompetencies.

Provide a flexible service in locations most appropriate to patient's needs,e.g. home, school, community hospital or leisure centre etc.

Allocate work to Support Staff, at all times monitoring their skills andcompetencies.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist with a passion for working in rehabilitation and community services to work as part of ourCommunity Therapy Team based at Llandrindod Wells Hospital in Mid Powys.The main focus of our service is to provide rehabilitation to adults in their own homes, communities and inpatient facilities, working in an integrated way with colleagues from health, social care and third sector

You will have proven specialist clinical skills and be keen to take an active part in contributing to ongoing development of our service. You will need to have excellent communication, motivational and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work to ensure delivery of a high standard of care.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation. We have adopted new ways of working, communicating and work smarter within our teams and with other health professionals and Social Services. Occupational Therapy is a valued service within Powys Teaching Health Board and as a team we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and outcome measures. As a member of the team you will be enabled to develop to your full potential in a supportive environment.

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

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of significant post graduate training e.g. range of short courses, in-house training
  • Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Specialist knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group
  • Detailed knowledge of the principals of clinical governance and its application
  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy models of practice
Experience Essential
  • Clinical fieldwork educator
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Evidence of commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Awareness Ability to work autonomously and set own prioritiesof current practice issues
  • Experience working within a Community setting
Aptitudes and Abilities Essential
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy Outcome Measures
  • Computer literacy
  • To be well organised and able to keep to deadlines/ timescales
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Welsh speaker
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel throughout Powys is essential
  • Participate within the 7-day rota to meet the service needs

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