Experienced Occupational Therapist

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Carmarthen
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
27 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Rotational Experienced Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Experienced Occupational Therapist to join our rotational Band 6 team in Carmarthenshire at Hywel Dda University Health Board. Working as part of a friendly, supportive and proactive team to deliver an effective and efficient occupational therapy service to improve the health & wellbeing of people.

This rotational post includes front door services at Prince Philip and Glangwilli Hospital, community, medical - frailty, Trauma and orthopaedics and mental health.

Delivering a service in a manner and setting appropriate to the needs of the client group, following professional codes of conduct and ethics and national and/or locally agreed guidelines, protocols, policies and care pathways. This may include working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; in people's homes, community settings and hospitals.

The rotations allow you to build skills and knowledge in different areas to support your development and future pathways of area you would like to specialise in.

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.

Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide rehabilitation/recovery/reablement focussed on the needs of the individual.

Support the induction, education and development of others.

Support quality improvement, taking responsibility for defined projects.

Appropriately delegate work to, and supervise the work of, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers, Students and Volunteers as required.

The post holder will be expected to travel across Carmarthenshire and at times the Health Board footprint to visit patients at home and between sites and undertake service development. Mileage allowance is payable and a lease car scheme is available.

About us

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:oFour main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;oSeven 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;o48 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;oNumerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;oHighly 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 rotations allow you to build skills and knowledge in different areas to support your development and future pathways of area you would like to specialise in.

We will provide you with professional support and clinical supervision. We will provide relevant training opportunities to develop your skills as required depending upon previous experience. We will provide a supportive working environment to develop your clinical and leadership skills.

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 isdesirablefor 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 03/03/2023.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • 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.
Desirable
  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/secondary/intermediate care.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment.
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities.
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor
Experience Essential
  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex 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
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
Desirable
  • 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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