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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Welshpool
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our recently developed Home First Team based within the Community Therapy Service in North Powys. The role of the Home First Team is to provide timely, holistic and comprehensive therapy assessments with a interdisciplinary approach, to facilitate rapid discharge of medically optimised patients and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.As a trust we are committed to providing training and education to support the development of our staff. You will be supported to develop your skills through formal supervision, appraisals and in-house training as well as external training where relevant.
  • Act as a specialist occupational therapist to ensure high standards of practice across all areas covered
  • To be responsible for the daily management of the Homefirst team to support patient flow
  • Be active in service development, provide education and teaching to therapists and the wider MDT acting as a specialist resource.
  • The role also involves supervision of junior staff and students.
  • You will be expected to participate in providing the therapy service across 7 days


Main duties of the job

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.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or powys.workforcegeneralenquiries@wales.nhs.uk

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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 in Trac.

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
Desirable
  • 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
Desirable
  • 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
Desirable
  • Welsh speaker
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel throughout Powys is essential
  • Participate within the 7-day rota to meet the service needs


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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