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Experienced Occupational Therapist

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Wales

Salary

Location

£35,922 - £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Posted Date

6 November 2023

Brynmair Clinic, Llanelli

Closing Date

26 November 2023

The successful candidate will have experience of working with clients with complex mental health needs across a variety of service areas and will fully endorse the recovery approach to intervention. He/she will be dynamic and innovative in their practice and be able to provide examples of client-centred care.

Mental Health Services are currently going through transition within the transforming mental health agenda with a view to tailoring services to meet the needs of the service user. The service endorses the recovery approach and provides opportunities to develop close links with other service providers. The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of CPD opportunities and be able to contribute to shaping services of the future. Regular clinical supervision and peer support during clinical practice meetings and in service training sessions are seen as key to promoting professional development.

Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to act as care coordinator under the Mental Health Measure Wales for those patients with Occupational Therapy needs.

In collaboration with the patient, the post holder will develop outcome focused care and treatment plans, that work with a persons strengths and preferences to manage symptoms of and aid recovery from periods of mental ill health.

Deliver both individual and group based outcome focused interventions. including recovery though activity. Complete occupational focused standardised assessment tools to measure outcomes of intervention. Participate in developing and sustaining a high quality service provision, participating and engage in clinical practice group meetings and sharing best practice with the team.

To provide supervision and appropriate delegation to junior staff.

Working for our organisation
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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where a warm welcome is waiting for you.

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 05/12/2023.



Person specification
Qualifications and Knowledge
Essential criteria

Degree in Occupational Therapy
Current 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
Desirable criteria

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 criteria

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
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
Desirable criteria

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 for
Language Skills
Desirable criteria

Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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Job documents

Job Description and Person Specification

Occupational Health Questionnaire FRF

Applicants Guide Oct 2020

Occupational Health Questionnaire FRF

Applicants Guide Oct 2020

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