Specialist Occupational Therapist, Older Adult Mental Health
Powys Teaching Health Board
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An opportunity has arisen in the Older Persons Mental Health team covering the community, dementia home treatment team and inpatient unit in the Radnorshire area of South Powys. As a service we are looking to work flexibly with the successful applicant.
It is an exciting time to be part of Mental Health Services in Powys Teaching Health Board as we continue to transform, modernise and develop services to meet the needs of communities and so we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Specialist Occupational Therapist to work within the team. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the OT will carry out OT assessments and provide Specialist OT interventions for patients care. The role has been shaped to allow the successful candidate to focus on evidence-based OT assessments and interventions.
Main duties of the job
Providing peer support and an occupational view to lead patient recovery is integral in the MDT, and OT is a valued profession within the team. As a service the OT works closely with other OT staff across PTHB and the Local Authority and will have a knowledge and understanding of equipment and physical health difficulties with the ability to prescribe equipment where needed. Specialist knowledge of Occupational Models of practise and experience of their application in the mental health setting is essential. The mental health OT team are undertaking LACLS training, and the service will use MOHO / MOHOST as standard assessment tools. There are training opportunities, with the developing use of LACLs with-in the service, and patient groups are now developed with in teams. There is an expectation to accommodate student learning each year, and there is supervision, CPD and personal development opportunities widely available. As a team the OT staff have close relationship with OT staff across PTHB with shared learning opportunities, student learning and preceptorship groups.
You will be an integral member of the Team, providing training and specialist advice as and when needed to other staff and undertaking interventions. You will work closely with members of the MDT in a broad and varied role, enabling the successful practitioner to utilise their skills in various settings.
Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.
As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.
To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer
You will benefit from:
- A friendly, supportive working environmentand feeling valued.
- A positive leadership and governance structure.
- Regular managerial supervision and opportunities for CPD.
- The opportunity to contribute to the future of service delivery in Powys.
- Working in a beautiful county, the rurality of which offers opportunities to develop professional skills within a unique and challenging context in Wales.
You will benefit others by:
- Sharing your voice in contribution to the development of services.
- Participating in the education, development and supervision of junior staff, student nurses and student social work colleagues.
- Being part of excellence in patient centred care and making a real difference to lives of Powys patients
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Qualifications and/or Knowledge
Aptitude & Abilities
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