Hywel dda Careers – Occupational Therapist

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Job Overview

Bank Occupational Therapist, Band5, Pembrokeshire

Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist interested in developing your career in Hywel Dda University Health Board? West Wales is a leading example of an integrated rural healthcare model and offers excellent opportunities to develop your skills in many areas of practice.

We offer experience working in a wide variety of clinical areas, and as part of specialist as well as integrated teams including:

  • Acute Care (Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics) Rehabilitation, based in Community Hospitals
  • Admission avoidance/A&E Stroke rehabilitation
  • Community rehabilitation.

Pembrokeshire, is an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events.

This is a Bank post – hours as and when required.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work as part of a team to deliver high quality, evidence based and person centred occupational therapy, supporting our integrated model of care focused on enabling people to engage in meaningful occupations.

You will have the support of an occupational therapy team, with opportunities to develop your practice and skills in a variety of areas.

We are a learning organisation and value supervision and continued professional development.

Successful applicants will be proactive, motivated and compassionate, with values aligned to those of our Health Board:

Putting people at the heart of everything we do

Working together to be the best that we can be

Striving to deliver and develop excellent services

As 7 day services are developed, applicants must be prepared to work as part of a rota to cover 7 days.

The post holder will be expected to travel within the Health Board area. Mileage expenses are payable, pool cars and a lease car scheme are available.

If you are interested in working with us in Hywel Dda University Health Board, please contact the following leads for more information:

Helen Stamp – [email protected]

Ceri Dean – [email protected]

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.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable).

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with current Data Protection Legislation especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). As an organisation, we ensure that the legislation defining confidentiality is observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

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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