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About the job
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist with expert knowledge in the management of patients in Primary Care, to work within South Pembrokeshire as an integral part of the Cluster teams supporting Primary Care provision. Crucially this model of Occupational Therapy provision can:
Reduce contact with General Practice by resolving underlying issues that are the root cause of regular contacts with health and social care.
Maximize/maintain independence in preferred home environment and proactively resolve health and social issues at an early stage, minimizing crisis situations that result in hospital presentation/admission.
Increase sustainable discharge and support in community.
Release professional capacity by focusing intervention on enabling people to maximize their potential, prevent ill health and dependency.
Work collaboratively within the developing Locality Teams.
Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and is part of Hywel Dda University Health Board, a leading example of a rural healthcare model, offering excellent opportunities to develop skills in this area of practice.
As 7-day services are being developed, applicants must be prepared to work as part of a rota over 7 days. The post holder will be expected to travel between sites to visit patients at home. Mileage allowance is payable, pool cars and a lease car scheme is available.
Main duties of the job
A Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in General Practice would:
Be identified as a clinical expert and have a high clinical profile ensuring the provision of effective and efficient care.
Work as a highly skilled senior practitioner with expert knowledge, and work alongside and support generalist services i.e. Community Occupational Therapy and multi-professional teams.
Act as a practice leader, have the ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders, manage their own workload and work across professional, organizational, agency and system boundaries, to improve services and develop practice.
Participate in networks, locally, regionally and nationally.
Assess and manage risk and proactively challenge others about risk.
Therefore, we’re seeking to appoint proactive, motivated and compassionate individuals with demonstrable specialist experience in primary care and whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board:
Putting people at the heart of everything that we do
Working together to be the best that we can be
Striving to deliver and develop excellent services
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
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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