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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke Services

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare opportunity has arisen to join the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) stroke occupational therapy team. This exciting and flexible role will be allocated a base within the ABUHB footprint and will span both acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings. The successful candidate will be expected to travel across ABUHB to support stroke service delivery.

Applicants need to be enthusiastic and proactive regarding service evaluation, improvement and development to ensure a high quality occupational therapy service is delivered.

We support all staff with supervision and regular development reviews. The successful applicant will be supported to develop more specialist and advanced clinical and leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint an occupational therapist who has post graduate experience of working with people who have had a stroke. They will have knowledge and skills that will support the delivery of a high-quality occupational therapy service for stroke survivors. Candidates will feel passionately about the role of occupational therapy in optimising function and quality of life following a life changing event.

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 the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Some specific training related to clinical area, e.g. perception, cognition, specialist seating
  • STARS core competencies
  • Practice Placement Educator course/Apple accredited
  • Bobath Introductory Training course/Introduction to normal movement course
  • Training in the assessment and treatment of cognitive and perceptual impairment
Experience Essential
  • Significant clinical experience relevant to post
  • Supervision experience of junior staff or students
  • Experience of working in a range of clinical settings
  • Experience of research or audit
Appitude and Abilities Essential
  • Physically fit to undertake duties as specified in the job description e.g. moving people or equipment, performing hands on treatment
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions relevant to the client group - including standardised assessments used in stroke services.
  • Detailed knowledge and application of OT outcome measures
Other Essential
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post.
  • Ability to cope with exposure to challenging work environments

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