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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Talygarn Ward, County Hospital Pontypool
£30,401 to £37,267 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.



An opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior occupational therapist to join the OT service on Talygarn ward, county hospital, Pontypool.

Talygarn ward is an acute, adult mental health ward, offering assessment and treatment to people aged 18 and over who live in the Torfaen and Monmouthshire.

The post holder will be required to use Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to inform the overall assessment and recovery plan of service users admitted to the ward. The occupational focused 'Recovery Through Activity' programme is established on the ward and the use of MOHO assessment tools and underpinning theory is currently being developed in practice across the OT service.

The post holder will work with a ward team of nursing, medical and psychology staff and will directly supervise a band 5 Occupational Therapist (rotational post) and an occupational therapy support worker. The ward OT team has developed excellent links with local Third Sector organisations and community resource in order to promote opportunities to engage in meaningful occupation.

The post is also part of a wider network and professional structure of Occupational Therapists across Adult Mental Health in the Health Board area and there are regular practice forums and workshop opportunities to drive occupational therapy development in in-patient, community and specialist settings. A wide variety of training opportunities are available in the health board and the Occupational Therapy service is committed to student education and practice development in order to ensure best practice standards to support our service users.

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

Closing date: 11th December  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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Adele Walters, Professional Lead for Torfaen , 01495765725