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Professional Lead Occupational Therapist for PCMHSS

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time (30 hours) Professional Lead Occupational Therapist to complete a scoping exercise which explores the role of Occupational Therapy within Primary Care Mental Health Services. Alongside this scoping role, the successful candidate will provide specialist assessment, differential diagnosis, advice, and intensive intervention for people accessing Primary Care Mental Health Services, including further developing the delivery of the Recovery Through Activity Programme. They will also provide professional supervision for the Primary Care practitioners who are registered as occupational therapists, inclusive of an occupational therapy support worker, within the service.

As well as being a valued member of the Primary Care Mental Health Services high intensity team, the postholder will form part of the Occupational Therapy leadership team across the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division and will receive professional supervision from the joint professional head of Occupational therapy for adult mental health.

The postholder, needs to understand the role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care Mental Health Services. They need to have the analytical and critical thinking skills to produce and present a written report outlining the findings of the exercise.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will consider and make use of the current evidence base, benchmarking from across Wales and the wider UK, locally sourced data and will gather insights from people accessing the service and Primary Care colleagues.

The scoping exercise will take place over a period of 12 months. The position is a fixed term or secondment opportunity. Those applying for a secondment must seek permission from their line manager before applying.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Education/Qualifications
  • Relevant experience in Primary Care
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working in mental health, primary care and/or learning disabilities.
  • Significant experience working at Senior OT level
  • Experience of research and/or audit.
  • Certificate or diploma in CBT - or working towards these
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • The capacity to apply psychological approaches in a way that is congruent with the primary care culture, incorporating a range of skills to meet a broad spectrum of presenting issues.
  • Application of national initiatives within an OT service
Values Essential
  • Professional confidence.
  • Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to learn.

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