An exciting opening has arisen in the ABUHB Occupational Therapy (OT) service for a Team lead Occupational Therapist, who is self-motivated, proactive, and able to actively engage in developing care pathways and new ways of working for the delivery of the OT service. The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, fast paced learning environment.
Based in the new Grange University Hospital but working across the organistaion’s inpatient settings, you will undertake a clinical leadership and line management role. You will support and develop the delivery of occupational therapy interventions, whilst carrying a varied caseload of people who have been admitted to hospital.
Working in collaboration with the OT Service Manager for Newport, the post holder will lead and influence the ongoing development of OT provision within clinical areas, adopting a home first/discharge to assess and recover service model to the occupational therapy intervention required.
All applicants will be expected to have strong clinical and decision making skills in order to demonstrate a depth and breadth of ability in working with people with high clinical frailty scores. You will need excellent communication skills, have initiative and a flexible approach to work. You must be confident and effective in the use of ensuring the delivery of OT interventions, to ensure they are carried out in the most appropriate setting for the person admitted to hospital. This will ensure and evidence that these interventions meet the person’s needs and organisation’s expectations of safe, compassionate and high quality care.
The service is actively developing new roles and ways of working, and has developed a stronger interface across hospitals, in the community and within social care services to ensure that people are referred to the most appropriate service in a timely manner. The postholder will be required to keep up to date with local and national strategic drivers in the areas of Care Closer to Home, Care Aims Intended Outcomes Framework and TOMs outcome measure.
All applicants will be required to produce at interview a portfolio evidencing the ability to lead people through change and the evaluation of the change. The portfolio should also include supporting staff in their clinical and professional development and demonstrate their clinical practice in a varity of settings.
The post holder will be expected to join a rota to deliver weekend therapy cover to the Grange University Hospital.
The postholder will be supported in their clinical and professional development. Funding is available for internal and external training. Supervision and a regular PADR review are an integral part of staff development.
Occupational Therapy is a highly valued service within Gwent and we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and lifelong learning. We are keen to recruit occupational therapists who are ready to work in an occupational therapy service that is actively developing and changing to meet the needs of the Gwent resident.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Closing date: 8th September 2020
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameHannah HensonJob titleOT Service ManagerEmail [email protected] number01633 234279
Cwmbran, Cwmbran, Wales, Torfaen Principal Area, NP44, United Kingdom