Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapists will focus on development of strategies, skills, habits and routines to enable service users to live well with their condition and foster functional independence. The OPMH crisis support Occupational Therapy service will provide cover across a 7-day week, acting within a spectrum of OPMH services. The successful candidates will create processes and pathways to compliment the Occupational Therapy provision within primary care, the general hospital home first and D2RA teams, psychiatric liaison, memory assessment services, OPMH community teams and inpatient units. You will be a team player and be committed to excellence in seeking the most robust models of intervention to enhance functional independence and quality of life. You will be responsible for supervision and development of junior staff and be required to take Occupational Therapy students on practice education placements.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English 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

We offer a proactive, BCUHB wide, mental health Occupational Therapy team who work together to develop clinical skills and effectiveness across the older persons mental health Occupational Therapy pathway. We seek to expand the mental health Occupational Therapy provision across all three areas of BCUHB by evaluating service provision, developing business cases and running pilots. The Occupational Therapy service is committed to lifelong learning and evidenced based practice. All staff receive support and encouragement to utilise continuing professional development (CPD) and to maintain a CPD portfolio.

This new service will seek to provide early assessment and intervention to help prevent or avert crises associated with OPMH issues and cognitive deficit, and will contribute to the discharge to recover and assess (D2RA) supported turnaround at the hospital front door. The role will include; detailed liaison with and education of care providers, including families and care homes; holistic assessment of strengths and needs, supports, and the environmental context; and risk based occupational formulation with a view to identifying appropriate services, supports and strategies. In addition, the Occupational Therapists will provide preventative interventions, through post diagnostic support where this is required, in order to embed coping, self-management strategies and supports to prevent crises occurring. The Occupational Therapists will focus on development of strategies, skills, habits and routines to enable service users to live well with their condition and foster functional independence.

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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Desirable criteria

  • Short courses at post graduate diploma level
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Significant post graduate experience with demonstrable experience in related clinical field
  • Experience of contributing to service development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in same specialist clinical area.
  • Broad band 5 rotational experience
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of working independently
  • Ability to manage own time and caseload.
  • Able to apply knowledge and conduct specialist assessments relevant to specialist area
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • Able to work hours flexibly
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • 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
  • Demonstrates compassionate care.
  • 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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