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Occupational Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the Single Point Of Admission (SPOA) service. The SPOA service covers Ward F (Mental Health Assessment Ward); Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) and the new 111 service. Although the successful applicant will be based predominately within the CRHTT in Swansea; depending on service needs there will be an opportunity to gain experience in other parts of the OT SPOA service also.

Within this role, the successful candidate will provide occupationally focused assessments and interventions, all of which are underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO). The post holder will also be integral in the development and day to day running of the Crisis Recovery Unit (CRU) whereby both group and 1:1 occupationally focused and client centred interventions will be offered to individuals accessing the CRHTT. The CRU will be pivotal in supporting service users to improve independence, whilst developing and/ or learning new coping and practical skills.

The successful candidate will need to be adaptable, highly motivated with excellent communication skills and who can contribute to the ongoing improvement and development of the Adult Mental Health Occupational Therapy provision.We therefore are seeking a dynamic, flexible and motivated Occupational Therapist to join us in Swansea Bay University Health Board

Main duties of the job

We would welcome applications from all Bands including Band 5. There will be an opportunity for this post to be a development post from a Band 5 to a Band 6 following key objectives being met.

We welcome applications from resilient and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists who enjoy working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team whilst also being able to work autonomously.

In this role, you will be actively encouraged to participate in quality improvement. The role also offers a commitment to your own individual development within the service.

You will receive high quality supervision, support and training to further develop your skills and experience in a mental health setting as part of your continuous professional development.

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

To provide occupational therapy input to a defined caseload of adults across the Single Point of Access (SPOA) Service to ensure optimal independence in service users functioning. This includes physical, cultural, and social environment in order to minimise the impact of illness on their life. Therefore, the post holder will need to be flexible inline with service needs.

Manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs using evidence based /client centred principles, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the outcomes of intervention in hospital and in the community maintaining associated records. To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent OT qualification)
  • Experience of autonomous caseload management, comprising assessment, planning intervention and evaluation within relevant clinical area
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process with particular emphasis on physical conditions.
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Professional Qualification HCPC
  • Membership of professional body BAOT
  • Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students
English Essential
  • Understanding of the Occupational Therapy process with particular emphasis on physical conditions.
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy with designated client group
  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of specific government policy / legislation pertinent to the clinical areas.
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Theories of OT and their application to practice

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