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Occupational Therapist Practitioner

Band 5

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Occupational Therapy
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Sycamore Ward, St Woolos Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
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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.



The OT Practitioner rotation within Gwent currently has a vacancy for an Occupational Therapy Practitioner working in Newport older adult mental health service alongside a band 6 senior OT and an OT support worker. The post holder will be  delivering  inpatient and community OT assessment and intervention for older adults residing in Gwent experiencing difficulties with their mental health including dementia. Opportunities are available to develop clinical skills within inpatient, memory assesssment and community mental health services with the position initially being based on Sycamore ward, St Woolos hospital.

The OT Practitioner rotation for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board offers the opportunity to gain experience in the clinical areas of Adult and Older Adult Mental Health, Community Reablement, Paediatrics, Acute Medicine, Surgery and Trauma Orthopaedics, Acute Stroke Care and Rehabilitation, General and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

Supported by skilled and experienced specialist staff we offer regular supervision, a preceptorship programme to support newly qualified practitioners, annual appraisal and a variety of opportunities for continuing professional development.

Occupational Therapy is a highly valued service within Gwent and we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and life long learning. We are keen to recruit occupational therapists that are ready to work in an occupational therapy service that is actively developing and changing to meet the needs of the people that we serve.

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

Closing date: 20th November 2019

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Venetia Kinnafick- Professional lead occupational therapist for Newport older adult mental health  01633435961