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About the job
A unique opportunity has arisen to specialise in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Hands and Community Occupational Therapy. The post will be split between the two services and includes in-patient rehabilitation for various long-term conditions, manual handling and housing adaptations combined with outpatient services for hand assessments, splinting and self-management advice i.e. joint protection, fatigue, and pain management.
As this is a split post there is an expectation to travel between sites within the Carmarthenshire area. The primary bases of work currently are Ammanford and Carmarthen but can be confirmed on appointment.
Main duties of the job
You will provide clinical interventions for patients with inflammatory arthritis and related complex conditions, demonstrating a high level of communication, assessment, and core OT skills within a specialist out-patient therapy team.
You should have experience with long term condition management, complex manual handling assessments, functional assessments, goal planning and supporting individuals to maintain independence.
To work autonomously, contribute to service development and work collaboratively with others to provide rehabilitation/recovery/reablement focussed on the needs of the individual.
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. This may include working with colleagues or alone; with individuals and groups; in people’s homes, community settings and hospitals.
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.
Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.
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