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Team leader Occupational Therapist - Surgery services

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 24.75 hours per week (Staff contribute to rota for 7 day working)
Job ref
001-AHP157-0722-A
Site
University Hospital of Wales
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£41,659 - £47,673 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible, and highly motivated Occupational therapist to join the Surgery  team as team leader. The post is newly created to support the Occupational therapists working in general surgery across UHW. The role requires a candidate with a wide range of clinical experience including experience of surgery.  The role will enable you to further develop skills in operational management and service development.

Main duties of the job

You will manage a clinical caseload and will be responsible for the day to day running and leadership of the occupational therapy service to this specialty on the UHW site. You will provide support and supervision to the small team of Occupational Therapists. 

You will work with senior colleagues to provide support across the wider department at UHW.   

The post forms part of the wider Occupational Therapy surgery team, with support available from peers, colleagues at band 7, as well as from the clinical lead Occupational Therapist. Great CPD opportunities exist, linking with colleagues locally and nationally.  

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

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To lead and develop the Occupational Therapy element of the General Surgery service.

To work as part of the wider occupational therapy surgery team; linking with leads for vascular and trauma orthopaedics

To autonomously manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based / client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in primary and secondary care settings to include home visits and community facilities

To provide leadership for a clinical team to include responsibility for appraisal, supervision, induction, training and education

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects. 

To contribute to the maintenance and development of the UHB Occupational Therapy Service.

To demonstrate a commitment to the education of Occupational Therapy students ensuring the maintenance of clinical standards through regular supervision of students on practice placement.

To work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and with voluntary organisations, local authority and other appropriate health and social care sectors to negotiate care provision across the primary/secondary care interface

To maintain clinical records in accordance with legal requirements and professional standards.

Person specification

Qualifiacations

Essential criteria
  • Will hold a qualification in Occupational Therapy at degree level or equivalent.
  • Holds professional registration as awarded by the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC
  • Practice Educator Training Qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Post-graduate qualifications in a wide selection of clinical conditions.
  • Service improvement qualification / course

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in the NHS.
  • extensive post - graduate experience, including experience in speciality or associated speciality relevant to post.
  • Inter-professional and multi-agency team working within both voluntary and statutory services.
  • Managing a complex caseload.
Desirable criteria
  • significant experience in Orthopaedics especially trauma services

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Autonomous practitioner with self- management skills.
  • Advanced clinical reasoning/problem solving skills within clinical area.
  • Communicate complex information to a wide audience and adapt approach accordingly, demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication.

specialist knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of services that link across the primary/secondary care interface to provide integrated care. This is to include voluntary organisations.

personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to lead, support, coach and motivate others.

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Clare Fudge
Job title
Clinical lead Occupational Therapist
Email address
Claire.fudge@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921825850
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