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Senior Occupational Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Occupational Therapist to join Newport crisis resolution home treatment team (CRHT). 37.5 hours per week (8.30am -4.30pm), however you may be required to work flexibly between 8.30am and 8pm to meet the demands of the service. Applicants who would like to work part time hours will also be considered.

The post holder will be required to carry out specialist occupational therapy assessments and interventions to inform the overall assessment and recovery plan of service users. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team of nursing, medical staff, tenancy support worker and peer mentor. The team has developed links with local third sector organisations and community resources in order to promote opportunities to engage in meaningful occupation. The post holder will work under the direction of the Professional Lead OccupationalTherapist for the borough and manager of the CRHT.

The post is also part of a wider network and professional structure of occupational therapists across the mental health and learning disabilities division with regular practice forums and workshop opportunities to drive occupational therapy development in inpatient, community and specialist settings.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out specialist occupational therapy assessments, including in home and community settings.
  • Carry out and interpret formal standardised assessments.
  • Independently plan, implement, evaluate and review treatment plans on an individual and group basis.
  • Actively engage carers/families in the therapeutic process, motivating and supporting them to take responsibility for decision making and goal setting
  • Work autonomously to manage and prioritise own caseload.
  • Carry out role of supervisor to support staff and educator to practice placement students.
  • Collaborate with others to modify and develop the service in line with changing circumstances and needs.
  • Function in a multi-disciplinary team identifying unique skills of the occupational therapist.
  • Maintain and actively develop close working relationships with colleagues across disciplines and agencies e.g. voluntary, statutory and private.
  • Assess and manage risk. Carry out written risk assessments.
  • Undertake generic duties to enable the service to function effectively such as crisis assessments.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides anexceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities foreveryone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of650,000 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 managementdevelopment programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and anambitious 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. Thisincludes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategyopening 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 the supporting documents or please click Apply now toview in Trac.

A wide variety of specialist training opportunities are available in the health board and the occupational therapy service is committed to student education and practice development in order to ensure best practice standards to support our service users.

All occupational therapists have Model of human occupation (MOHO) licences and use of MOHO assessment tools.

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

Person Specification Education and training Essential
  • Degree or Postgraduate Diploma
  • HCPC Registration
  • Membership of BAOT
Experience Essential
  • Relevant and appropriate experience in adult mental health
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of carrying out research or audit
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions relevant to mental health
  • Detailed knowledge and application of OT outcome measures
Skills and attributes Essential
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Supervisory/ appraisal skills
  • Ability to speak Welsh
Other Essential
  • The ability to move between sites within the Health board area
  • Ability to cope with emotional or distressing circumstances

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