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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge in a leadership role?

Are you passionate about working with people to maximise their independence?

If the answer to these questions is YES, we have the perfect job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join the Neath Port Talbot Community Resource Team, within Swansea Bay University Health Board

The post will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to work collaboratively within an integrated multi-disciplinary team. They will provide leadership and management to a team of occupational therapists and provide specialist assessment, goal directed intervention and rehabilitation to patients in the community setting.

The successful applicant will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including a 7 day shift pattern, with extended working hours covering 365 days of the year.

Main duties of the job

The role will be responsible for the management and development of the service as well as maintaining a clinical caseload. A commitment to collaborative working with the MDT is essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and clinical skills, along withexperience of service development and quality improvement.

To provide leadership and supervision to the team of occupational therapists and generic assistant staff. To motivate and inspire the team through change management and service development and work in line with HR policies as and when required.

To manage a defined caseload within specialist area, using evidence based /client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention where appropriate. To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To ensure clinical records are kept to agreed standards and report accurately to others.

To work in partnership with clients, carers and all stake holders including the multidisciplinary/ multi agency team to identify relevant goals.To provide leadership and supervision for junior staff, as delegated by supervisor /team leader.

To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in developmental activities.

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 equivalent OT qualification)
  • Professional registration with HCPC
  • Recognised post-graduate traning e.g. Masters level study, or willingness to work towards
  • Leadership / managment training
  • BAOT membership
  • Student clinical educator
Skills & Experience Essential
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of working as part of MDT
  • Supervisory/team management experience
  • Evidence of audit experience
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Flexible working and able to prioritise
  • Working as part of a team
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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