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About the job
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and innovative Occupational Therapist to join the MH & LD Commissioning team. The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership in the delivery of core standards and practice in the Commissioning Service for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.
The successful candidate for this post will need to be self-motivated, forward thinking and committed to learning. You should have advanced clinical knowledge, risk assessment skills, and care planning skills.
Main duties of the job
Developing, implementing and overseeing the OT components of local clinical pathways, in line with evidence based best practice as part of an MDT approach to care/intervention.
Providing coordination for the care managers within the commissioning team including ensuring timely care package reviews, reviewing quality of supported living placements and residential care placements.
Establishing and overseeing the implementation of a competency-based framework for practitioners, providing skills based training and expert advice.
Critical analysis, appraisal and synthesis of current research outcomes and relevant literature in order to maintain expert levels of knowledge and practice.
Working in partnership across Health Board, Local Authorities and with specialist centres to deliver integrated specialist intervention and packages of care tailored to reflect the rural nature of local services.
Establish working partnerships with social care, voluntary, third sector services and private providers as appropriate.
Actively participating in developing services as part of a national clinical network.
We are therefore seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and compassionate individual, with demonstrable experience in health care, who displays a broad knowledge of clinical specialities, and whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board.
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.