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Principal Occupational Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Mountain Ash
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative OT to lead and develop the CTM UHB's Paediatric OT Service. This post provides a unique opportunity for an OT with significant experience of working with children, young people and families (CYPF) as well as colleagues in health, education and social care. The postholder will also be expected to partner with CYPF the co-design of new services, as well as ensuring an evidence-based and efficient service.

We are an innovative team committed to delivering high quality clinical care to the children and young people who access our service. The service is developing new ways of working to meet increasing demands and the successful applicant will be a part of this exciting transformation. The successful candidate will meet the criteria as defined in the personal specification for the role and must demonstrate the ability to work flexibly and creatively in both the leadership and clinical aspects of the role. The team also works closely with the Local Education Authority, OTs within Social Services, and MDT members.

The successful applicant will need to be a team player, who is flexible in approach, resourceful and keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value that an OT can offer. You will need excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in achieving wellbeing and positive health outcomes for children and young people.

Main duties of the job

Inherent within the role is a responsibility for
  • Undertaking all aspects of clinical and managerial responsibilities as an autonomous practitioner for a specialist team of OTs and support staff
  • Providing a client-centred, evidence-based service to children and young people CYP with both complex and varied needs.
  • Training and development of staff in OT, other disciplines and other agencies
  • Taking a robust clinical and strategic lead in this highly specialised area within the OT service, the wider disciplinary team (MDT) and partners e.g. community nursing, Local Education Authorities, 3rd sector, independent sector
  • Managing a small, highly specialised caseload of CYP with complex needs including diagnoses of a developmental and neurological nature
  • Leading in service development, utilising a strong evidence- base and innovations in practice to ensure best management of resources and best outcomes for children and young people, and their families/carers
  • Representing the OT service, the profession and service users within the wider health, social, and political community, including All Wales and National Forums
  • Being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of individuals in your care and staff Interpreting all relevant policies and procedures for the service
  • Developing a credible and professional contribution to paediatric services, through maintaining professional status and by engaging in continuing professional development

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will act as an expert practitioner and strategic lead within the service.

PLEASE NOTE: Part-time/flexible working will be considered for the post

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

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Post graduate training in clinical education Evidence of commitment to CPD
  • Evidence of ability to work at masters level in field of Paediatrics and/or management qulaifications
  • Pst graduate training in a Paed modality
  • Specialist knowledge of professional assessments and intereventions related Paeds
  • Knowledge and understanding EBP and current drivers
  • Knowledge and application of clinical governance and risk managment
  • Evidnece analysis if critical/analyical thought - ethical issues
  • Knowledge of procedural and legal requirements (CP)
  • Knoweldge of standardised and non standardised assessments
  • Interest and involevment quality, audit, SD
  • Partenrship working
Experience Essential
  • Extensive post graduate clinical experience in specialist area/leadership related to post.
  • Evidence of strong clinical/team leadership.
  • Evidence of working across organisational boundaries and managing change effectively
  • Experience MDT/multi-agency working2
  • Awareness of current professional issues
  • Experinece of advising/teaching
aptitude and abilty/ skills Essential
  • Ability to effectively lead a team.
  • Professional confidence to represent service on relevant issues.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills when challenging situations arise eg. negotiating change
  • Professional confidence to represent the service
  • Autonomous practitioner - excellent organisation and time management
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning and effective decisions with complex cases
  • Servive evaluation and implementing change
pesonal qualities Essential
  • Able to engage and lead a multi professional/organisational team
  • Ability to self reflect on own and others behaviours in order to improve services for patients/service users
circumstances Essential
  • Ability to travel around geographical patch in a timely manner.
other Essential
  • Commitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice

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