Work as part of a friendly designated team to deliver an effective and efficient occupational therapy service to improve the health & wellbeing of people.
The role is in one of our acute hospitals, Prince Philip Hospital, and involves delivering rehabilitation on wards, earlier discharge home with the ethos of Home First. This may include working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; as well as when appropriate following up people in their own homes or community settings.
Main duties of the job
Autonomously manage an occupational therapy caseload of a designated client group, which includes those with complex presentations. This will involve selecting and undertaking assessments, developing person centred plans, delivering interventions, evaluating outcomes and adapting plan of care based on outcomes.
The role encompasses facilitating same day discharge and ensuring length of stay for patients who do require admission is kept to the minimum necessary to meet their medical needs. The key aim is proactive care providing an inclusive and multidisciplinary pathway enabling people to improve function and return to their home of choice
You will have the support of an occupational therapy service which values supervision, actively promotes continuous professional development, and is committed to excellent patient care and service improvement.
We are seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and compassionate individual with demonstrable acute and/ or community experience, whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board: o Putting people at the heart of everything that we doo Working together to be the best that we can be
Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.
The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Interviews will be held on 24/10/22
Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy
- Current HCPC registration
- Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
- Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software.
- Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care
- Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
- Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology.
- Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness
- Knowledge of other services that link across primary/second ary/intermediate care
- Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment
- Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
- Accredited Practice Educator
- Accredited Agored Assessor
- Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
- Managing a complex and varied caseload
- Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision.
- Delegation and Supervision of staff
- Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
- Working as part of a team
- Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes
- Direct involvement with carers and families
- Self-development and application of learning
- Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
- Experience of working with groups
- Experience of working in a community setting
- Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service
- Experience in same clinical area as post being applied for
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