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Experienced Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Rotational Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Pembrokeshire

This is an exciting opportunity for Occupational Therapists who are looking to broaden their clinical experience with a mixture of rehabilitation and fast paced acute work across Acute and Community settings, and their leadership skills through involvement in service development.

We are looking for 2 x B6 occupational Therapists in the following areas :-
  • Frailty Pathway-MDT working in the acute setting to prevent unnecessary acute hospital admission, maximize independence and support timely discharge from hospital
  • Urgent and Immediate Care- supporting an intermediate care model in A&E, admission avoidance and Rapid Response in the community
  • Acute medical and trauma rehabilitation- to provide continuity of care for patients, that promotes faster recovery from illness, providing support to assist people to achieve their potential to manage at home.

Applicants seeking static posts as well as rotational opportunities are welcome to apply.

The successful candidates will be part of a friendly, proactive occupational therapy service and will work collaboratively within multi-professional teams delivering high quality, evidence based, person centred occupational therapy.

Main duties of the job

Work as part of a team to deliver an effective and efficient occupational therapy service to improve the health & wellbeing of people.

Deliver the service in a manner and setting appropriate to the needs of client group, following professional codes of conduct and ethics and national and/or locally agreed guidelines, protocols, policies and care pathways.

Working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; in people's homes, community settings and hospitals.

Autonomously manage an occupational therapy caseload, which includes those with complex presentations.

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 providerehabilitation/recovery/reablement focussed on the needs of the individual.

Work collaboratively with colleagues from Health, Local Authorities and Third Sector Organisations to achieve best outcomes

Support team operations, dealing appropriately with enquiries and undertaking administrative tasks relevant to the role

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, Junior staff, Students and Volunteers as required.

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:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

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;

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;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

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

The Occupational Therapy Service has clinical networks and integrated pathways that span primary and secondary care and proactively supports training and development both as part of internal and external CPD.

The post holder will have current HCPC registration and will be expected to travel between sites in a timely manner to visit patients at home.

As 7-day services are being developed, applicants must be prepared to work as part of a rota over 7 days.

Mileage allowance is payable when travelling to locations other than your base and pool cars are available.

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 04/04/2023.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Currrent HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Understanding of roles of other staff groups in health and social care
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software.
  • 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
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Self-development and application of learning
  • Use of adapted techniques for improving patient outcomes
  • 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 fo

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