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COVID-19 Vacancy Occupational therapist practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Adult Mental Health, In-patient
Band 5
Fixed term for 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
St Cadoc's hospital
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum
02/06/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.




An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the in-patient multi-disciplinary team on Pillmawr Ward, St Cadoc's hospital, Newport to meet the needs of the service as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.The post holder will be required to work on the basis of a 9-5, Monday to Friday work pattern, however this can be flexible if necessary.

Pillmawr ward is a locked rehabilitation ward catering for males and Ty Skirrid is an open rehabilitation ward for males and females. Both are part of the Gwent-wide forensic rehabilitation service.

The post holder will use Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to inform the overall assessment and recovery plan of service users admitted to the ward. 'Recovery Through Activity' has been introduced within the borough and this will continue to be embedded.

The post holder will work with with a ward team of nursing, medical and psychology staff as well as an activity co-ordinator and an occupational therapy support worker, supervised by the postholder.  The ward OT team has developed excellent links with Third Sector organisations such as the Growing Space and HAFAL.

The post is also part of a wider network of Occupational Therapists across Adult Mental Health in the Health Board area and there are regular practice forums to drive occupational therapy development in in-patient, community and specialist settings across the adult mental health directorate. The Occupational Therapy service is committed to practice development and to supporting practice education of students.

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

Closing date: 2nd June 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Lucy Goodwin- Professional head of Occupational therapy for adult mental health-07772134292