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Occupational Therapist. Job in Abergavenny Care Jobs

Abergavenny, Gwent
£28,000 to £32,000
Job Type
Full Time
14 Jan 2022

Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge, where you can be a part of meaningful change? Join Ty Gwyn Hall in Abergavenny and feel valued and supported as you help people build a brighter future.

You will work 37.5 hours a week at Ty Gwyn Hall, a rehabilitation and recovery service for people who have been diagnosed with a range of mental health conditions.

With experience from the NHS and/or private sector, you will be responsible for managing a complex caseload as you provide person-centred occupational therapy services to people with complex needs.

You will use evidence-based principles to apply clinical skills and reasoning as you conduct as you provide assessments, treatment planning, implement interventions, and evaluate outcomes of occupational treatments and therapeutic programmes within a group and one-to-one setting.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will develop and perform a framework of care, which reflects a holistic approach to service user needs, and the seven pillars of clinical governance.

You will provide leadership as you provide direct supervision for less clinically experienced OT staff, support staff and students including conducting appraisals as appropriate. This will see you provide occupational therapy professional guidance, lead evaluations and develop the occupational therapy service alongside the Head of Occupational Therapy.

With a strong emphasis on teamwork, you'll receive support from a regional network of healthcare professionals and enjoy access to a variety of online and CPD training courses to support you reach your career goals.

Part-time applications will be considered

Other responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Occupational Therapy, provide supervision to non-qualified senior staff to a step-down unit to ensure the service runs effectively and efficiently and is underpinned by rehabilitative and recovery approaches
  • Critically evaluate allocated referrals for Occupational Therapy Assessment
  • To be involved with referral assessments to the Hospital, outreach work to Community Homes (part of the Hospital pathways) and outpatients
  • Observe and apply relevant health, safety and security procedures, to ensure a safe working environment
  • To take a share of the departmental organisation and administrative duties including responsibility for implementation of the Hospital Therapy Program
  • Contribute to the interpretation and implementation of national initiatives and policies within the local setting in line with Elysium Healthcare and local government guidance
  • To lead, plan and assist in the induction of new and less experienced staff

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent occupational therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registered
  • BAOT/BACOT registered or other Indemnity Insurance in place
  • Passion and interest in Mental Health
  • In-patient or community mental health OT clinical experience
  • Experience in supervising/co-supervising students and non-qualified staff
  • Knowledge of models of practice and outcome measures, clinical and environmental risk assessments and principles of clinical governance
  • An understanding of current legislation, NICE guidelines, CPA, CTP, risk assessment and risk management

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £28,000 - £32,000 (DOE)
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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  • Job Reference: 473194105-2
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Employer: Elysium Healthcare
    Elysium Healthcare
  • Location: Abergavenny, Gwent
  • Salary: £28,000 to £32,000
  • Sector: NHS, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time