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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/03/2021.

Senior Occupational Therapist Band 7 HMP Berwyn

Job Reference: 050-HMP-AHP001-0221

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Occupational Therapy
HMP Berwyn, Wrexham
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

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. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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.

Looking for a new Occupational Therapy experience?

  • Are you looking for a new challenge within an exciting service where you can use your skills and knowledge to make a real change to service delivery?
  • Have you ever thought of transferring your clinical skills to a prison environment?
  • Are you looking to develop and gain extra experience in a challenging but rewarding role?
  • Do you want the opportunity and time to provide patient care?
  • Are you looking for support from your peers?

Then this could be the job for you…

About the environment

HMP Berwyn is a modern, category C closed prison for men with a capacity of 2106. HMP Berwyn also serves the Courts of North and Mid Wales and maintains strong links to the local community with a focus on resettlement. We aim to deliver quality of life services and support people to change their lives for the better.

There are three residential units on site, within each of which up to 750 men reside. There is a health and wellbeing centre, college, gym, library, workshop complex, visits hall, chaplaincy and kitchen.

Providing quality healthcare services to those in Custody means ensuring respect and wellbeing is at the heart of our approach.

What will you be doing?

You will be part of a forward thinking, innovative health care team based in HMP Berwyn; including GPs, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, delivering high quality, best practice treatment. The service will consist of a therapy led outreach service providing assessment, advice and guidance.

You will be closely supported and mentored by our Clinical Lead, and this combined with our well-developed appraisal system, in-service training and funding for external clinical courses, you will be provided with an excellent supportive learning environment.

Occupational Therapy in prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day the skills you use may be similar to those you need working in ??, alternatively you may be supporting people to manage their mental health or substance misuse.

It is this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences. But at the same time, you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

This role requires the advanced assessment, planning and delivery of rehabilitation programmes for patients within the offender healthcare setting who may have complex and/or chronic presentation. You will be responsible for determining clinical diagnosis and clinical treatment indicated, and to maintain contemporaneous records as an autonomous practitioner.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be willing to learn and develop.

You will have Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) degree level qualified (or equivalent) with current HCPC registration. Additional to this, you will have proven post-registration experience in the assessment and treatment of inpatients with ?? and general rehabilitation needs along with proven continued professional development.

We are looking for our future team member to be self-motivated and happy to work independently, but also happy as part of a wider MDT team in order to meet the needs of the patients.

The Job Requirements

  • You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist with a real passion for developing your clinical and wider skills in an environment that is ever changing.
  • You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Show initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations

What we Offer

  • Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to a **preceptorship programme** ??
  • Support and guidance with Revalidation ??
  • Ongoing supervision and appraisals
  • Excellent staff benefits: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, cycle to work scheme and relocation package where appropriate.
    We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs.
  • We welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants.


Package Description

We provide a safe and controlled working environment where you get to see the full cycle of patient care and work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work independently, make your own decisions and have a family friendly work-life balance. Some of the other benefits that we offer are:

Free on-site parking

Subsidsed gym membership/ free onsite gym

37.5 hours per week - Shift Patterns, Days, Weekends, Bank Holidays ??

Long service awards

Free learning and development

Subsidised onsite Café

A broader patient care experience within an integrated healthcare team

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

Closing Date: 09/03/2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tom Davies Senior Physiotherapist

01978 523462

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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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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