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Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 post for a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist within Carmarthenshire. The initial post is based in Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) working between Brynmair Clinic in Llanelli and Swn y Gwynt in Ammanford with the option to be a part of the Band 5 OT rotation in the health board. The rotation includes posts in medical wards, orthopaedics, community rehabilitation and stroke.

The post holder will work within teams of experienced Band 6 Band 7 OTs, and Band 3 and 4 support workers.

The post holder will work within the wider OT team providing services to a defined client group in Carmarthenshire.

Applicants must be willing to work over a 7 day week in line with planned service improvements. The ability to manage time and prioritize workload is fundamental to effective service delivery.

We would encourage potential candidates to apply at the earliest opportunity.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will function as part of a network of occupational therapy practitioners, gaining guidance from expert practitioners from a variety of specialties as necessary. There is an excellent professional support network including a HDUHB OT Clinical Practice group which meets regularly. You will also receive regular professional and line managerial supervision.

The post holder will practice as an autonomous practitioner with a varied patient caseload. To plan, modify & carry out assessment and interventions / treatments in accordance with the recovery approach and refer to other disciplines as necessary.

The post holder will act as a care coordinator to a small delegated caseload with defined Occupational Therapy needs, whilst Occupational Therapy intervention is being carried out, working creatively and constructively with Health, Social Care and Third Sector agencies.

Other duties include:

Provide assessment and intervention to improve functional skills of those with severe and enduring mental health problems.

To complete standardised and non standardised assessments and reports.

Provide both 1:1 interventions as well as delivering group work you will have the opportunity to deliver the 'Recovery Through Activity' programme.

To delegate work to OT technician.

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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o 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;o 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;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;o 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 28/03/23

Person Specification Qualification and 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.
  • Awareness of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
  • Awareness of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/secondary intermediate care
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment.
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies.
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in Therapy or other relevant field, which may include practice education, voluntary or paid employment.
  • Working with a variety of people with differing needs
  • Managing a caseload.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
  • Contributing to improving services
  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments.
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service.

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