Community Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Job summary

To autonomously manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based /client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in primary and secondary care settings.The post holder will work in the Adult CMHT, delivering OT services to a defined client group in Community Services, and in-reach to the Acute Patient Service when required.In conjunction with others develop the OT role within this area; this will involve working creatively and constructively across Health, Social Care and Third Sector agencies.To work closely with the multidisciplinary team and across agencies in providing services.To function as part of a network of occupational therapy practitioners, gaining guidance from expert practitioners from a variety of specialties as necessary.To supervise and manage the work of a designated group of staff.To contribute to the maintenance, planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service in Hywel Dda Health Board.

Main duties of the job

Hywel Dda University Health Board is currently looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Community Occupational Therapist to join the Community Mental Health Team for Adults based at Bro Cerwyn Haverfordwest covering the north area of Pembrokeshire.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with clients with complex mental health needs across a variety of service areas and will fully endorse the recovery approach to intervention. He/she will be dynamic and innovative in their practice and be able to provide examples of client-centered care.

Mental Health Services are currently going through transition within the transforming mental health agenda with a view to tailoring services to meet the needs of service users closer to home. This transformation agenda will endorse the recovery approach and provide opportunities to develop close links with other service providers.

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of excellent CPD opportunities and be able to contribute to shaping services of the future. Regular clinical supervision and peer support during clinical practice meetings and in service training sessions are seen as key to promoting professional development.

About us

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;

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

100-AHP154-1121-B

Job locations

Bro Cerwyn

Fishguard Road

Haverfordwest

SA61 2PZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential

  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant short courses to postgraduate diploma level
  • Knowledge of Clinical conditions and treatment modalities relevant to clinical area
  • Knowledge of Current relevant national guidance and current health and social care policies and application in clinical area.
  • Knowledge of services in the voluntary and community setting
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and theory underpinning Occupational Therapy

Desirable

  • Fieldwork educator training
  • ECDL/ equivalent IT qualification
  • ALAS prescribers course
  • Knowledge of: -services that link across the primary/secondary/intermediate care interface to provide integrated care in OT
  • Membership of specialist interest group
  • Member of BAOT

Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh speaker - Level 1

Experience

Essential

  • Broad post graduate experience working as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings including: Experience with Adults/MH, Managing a complex caseload, Inter-professional and multi agency team working, Direct involvement with carers and families. Evidence of supervision of others

Desirable

  • Student supervision
  • Service change and development
Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential

  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant short courses to postgraduate diploma level
  • Knowledge of Clinical conditions and treatment modalities relevant to clinical area
  • Knowledge of Current relevant national guidance and current health and social care policies and application in clinical area.
  • Knowledge of services in the voluntary and community setting
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and theory underpinning Occupational Therapy

Desirable

  • Fieldwork educator training
  • ECDL/ equivalent IT qualification
  • ALAS prescribers course
  • Knowledge of: -services that link across the primary/secondary/intermediate care interface to provide integrated care in OT
  • Membership of specialist interest group
  • Member of BAOT

Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh speaker - Level 1

Experience

Essential

  • Broad post graduate experience working as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings including: Experience with Adults/MH, Managing a complex caseload, Inter-professional and multi agency team working, Direct involvement with carers and families. Evidence of supervision of others

Desirable

  • Student supervision
  • Service change and development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Bro Cerwyn

Fishguard Road

Haverfordwest

SA61 2PZ


Employer's website

https://hduhb.nhs.wales/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Bro Cerwyn

Fishguard Road

Haverfordwest

SA61 2PZ


Employer's website

https://hduhb.nhs.wales/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Peter Gills

peter.gills@wales.nhs.uk

01437773157

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

100-AHP154-1121-B

Job locations

Bro Cerwyn

Fishguard Road

Haverfordwest

SA61 2PZ


Supporting documents