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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

An exciting developmental opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to progress to a Band 6, or for an existing Band 6 dependent on experience to work within Carmarthenshire Mental Health Services.

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for delivering an Occupational Therapy service within Bryngofal acute admissions ward, based in Prince Philiph Hospital, Lanelli. Additionally you may be required to provide Occupational Therapy support to other In-Patient acute Units or community services, when necessary.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an aptitude and ability to work with clients with complex mental health needs, across a variety of service areas. Have the skills to assess, plan and implement treatment within an inpatient and community setting.

Have a professional background of client centred and innovative work. Be willing to work within an interprofessional team and multiagency approach.

You will require good communication, organisation and clinical decision making skills. Dependent on experience the OT will gain increased responsibility for clinical guidance and supervision of OT Technical staff, OT students and the OT Service.

You will be supported through planned supervision, ongoing personal development with regular reviews and continued professional development opportunities.

Further enquiries, please contact Acute Service Clinical Lead OT Karen Sharrrock on  ( Phone number removed )  or the ward manager Bronya James on  ( Phone number removed ) .

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Karen Sharrock - Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist on  ( Phone number removed ) 
Bronya James - Bryngofal ward manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘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’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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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.

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