Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to be part of an innovative new project working within Mental Health Rehabilitation?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the development of a new service working across both Acute Adult Mental Health, and Mental Health Rehabilitation & Recovery to support patient experience, early rehabilitative interventions, and timely transition through services as part of recovery.

The Adult In-Reach Rehabilitation (AIRR) service is a new project which will be comprised of an MDT of occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses and physiotherapists who will use an In-Reach model of care into Mental Health assessment and treatment wards.

This pro-active model of care will support timely assessment and interventions of rehabilitation and therapy requirements for patients at the point of admission and throughout their treatment pathway, to ensure the most appropriate and least restrictive environment is identified. The team will collaborate closely with ward based staff to ensure that patients receive the rehabilitation support they need in order to develop/maintain their independence and skills whilst they are in hospital. This is aimed to reduce the overall amount of time patients spend in hospital settings and reduce the likelihood of readmission.

If you would like the opportunity to be involved in this exciting new service within the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Group, we would be grateful for your application.

Main duties of the job

This Band 5 Static Post will offer an opportunity to be based in an MDT with a strong therapeutic focus. The OT role will be guided by the Model of Human Occupation and will allow the post holder to make informed decisions with patients, and develop shared goals and plans.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or other relevant OT qualification)
  • Professional Registration with HCPC
  • Membership of professional body - BAOT
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of the OT process and theories and their application to practice
  • Documented evidence of CPD.
  • Knowledge of current best practice in the provision of OT in Secure Services
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Relevant experience
  • Experience of audit and implementing evidence based practice during training
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and/or groups
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills e.g. use of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Data inputting
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to travel across sites and community settings where required
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Planning, time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Physical, emotional stamina to deal with sensitive and difficult situations
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to work within secure services
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and prioritise workload appropriately.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations.
  • Ability to conduct self in a professional manner

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