Experienced Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy Service in Hywel Dda Health Board.

We're seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and dynamic individual with demonstrable experience of providing Occupational Therapy services to Children and Young people and whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

You will be joining an experienced, highly motivated and supportive team, delivering high quality, evidence based, Occupational Therapy services to Children and Young People with a wide range of functional needs across the Ceredigion area. You may also be required to support the delivery of services to Children and Young People across other geographical areas of the Health Board.

We actively support professional development and encourage all Occupational Therapy staff to take an active role in service improvement.

The post holder will be expected to travel between settings across the county and Health Board. Mileage allowance is payable when travelling to community locations.

Applications will be considered for up to 22.5 hours a week and there is the opportunity to discuss flexible working arrangements across a number of different bases with the County.

Applications are invited from occupational therapists with demonstrable experience in working within paediatric occupational therapy.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work as an integral part of the Occupational Therapy Service for Children and Young People delivering a high quality, evidence-based occupational therapy to children from birth up to eighteen years of age (nineteen if there is a diagnosed learning disability and the young person is attending specialist education).

You will be expected to carry a complex caseload working within education and home environments and will be required to liaise closely with occupational therapists within Ceredigion Social Care.

An exciting, innovative and supportive occupational therapy service, we are passionate about delivering a high standard of service to the children and young people that we work with. We have a strong focus on compassionate leadership and innovative service improvement.

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

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

There is a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience within the team and we are committed to supporting the professional development of staff. We have an established CPD programme and are willing to support formal training opportunities where required.

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 28/03/23

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of relevant current health and social care legislation applicable to role
  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of the roles of other staff groups in health and social care
  • Knowledge of a range of rehabilitation interventions across all therapies
  • Understanding and application of relevant outcome measures to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Understanding and application of clinical governance, including research and audit methodology
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Accredited Agored Assessor
  • Knowledge of Health Board and priorities
  • Knowledge of other services that link across primary/secondary/intermediate care
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic equipment
Experience Essential
  • Significant post graduate experience of working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings and variety of conditions
  • Managing a complex and varied caseload
  • Working independently with indirect or arms length supervision
  • Delegation and Supervision of staff
  • Working as part of a team
  • Experience of coping independently with distressing or emotional situations in challenging work environments
  • 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 in same clinical area as post being applied for
  • Experience of using virtual communication platforms for delivering service

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