Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner following professional codes of conduct and ethics carrying a varied specialist caseload in a specialist area of practice which will include patients with complex needs.

Clinical activities can take place in a wide range of settings including hospital, clinic and community settings and patients own homes.
The post holder will supervise Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy support workers and students and in addition may provide supervision or guidance and support to support workers from another discipline. The post holder will support the learning and development of others including colleagues and peers.

The post holder will contribute to service developments providing advice as a specialist within their department which can include attending meetings and participation in audit, service evaluation and researching evidence based practice.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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


Essential criteria

  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Up to date CPD portfolio
  • Attended short courses or equivalent CPD relevant to speciality area at Post graduate level or equivalent.
  • Experience of contributing to student placements
  • Desirable criteria

  • Membership of specialist interest group.
  • Short courses at post graduate diploma level.
  • Apple accreditation or similar
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Significant post graduate experience with demonstrable NHS experience in related clinical field which equips the post holder to be competent to carry a specialist caseload in specialist area.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and implementing service changes.
  • Experienced supervisor. Understanding of supervision and delegation principles.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Broad band 5 rotational experience
  • Experience in same specialist clinical area.
  • Attended supervision training
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to engage clients and their relatives and carers in identifying and agreeing treatment goals.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning to develop own professional skills
  • Commitment to contribute to service development task e.g. audit and evidence based practice and service evaluation to improve patient care.
  • Ability to articulate role within a whole systems approach.
  • Demonstrates integrity.
  • Demonstrates compassionate care.
  • Demonstrate sound team working values.
  • Demonstrate value of supporting the development of others.
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • Able to work hours flexibly
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of working independently/ level of supervision relevant to experience.
  • Ability to articulate the role of Occupational Therapy to others including staff of different disciplines and patients and their carers.
  • Ability to implement the Occupational Therapy process with clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with others.
  • Ability to manage own time and caseload.
  • Ability to work effectively when both lone working and in a team setting.
  • Ability to both inform and follow risk management strategies.
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills are able to support effective communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others.
  • Able to apply knowledge and conduct specialist assessments relevant to specialist area.
  • Experience of presenting to groups of staff/meetings.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Experience of delivering teaching.
  • 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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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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