Hywel dda UK Jobs – Occupational Therapist

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Rotational Band 6 Occupational Therapist – Pembrokeshire

This is an exciting opportunity for Occupational Therapists seeking to broaden their experience across Acute and Community settings within Hywel Dda University Health Board.

We are looking for 3x B6 occupational Therapists in these 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 rotational opportunities as well as static posts are welcome to apply.

Based in beautiful Pembrokeshire the successful candidates will be part of a friendly, proactive occupational therapy team, and will work collaboratively with multi-professional teams delivering high quality, evidence based, person centred occupational therapy.

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.

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 provide rehabilitation/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.

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

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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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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