Occupational Therapist - Woodbank Unit
Pennine Care NHS FT
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Come and join our fabulous new team at Woodbank Unit
An exciting opportunity has arisen to come and be part of our brand-new female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Passionate about Trauma Informed Care?
Motivated to create a brand-new ward and improving our service users experience?
We are looking for passionate, dedicated and highly motivated individuals to be part of a transforming team at Woodbank Female Psychiatric Intensive Unit (6 bedded unit) at Stepping Hill Hospital.
You will act as a positive role model that positively reflects the philosophy of the unit and the values of the trust. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested and committed to delivering excellent care within a safe, secure, and therapeutic environment.
We will be the first female PICU in Pennine Care, with a strong focus on delivering excellent care for our female service users and to priorities our staff health and wellbeing on our ward.
We will be offering an 8-10-week induction prior to the unit opening focusing on principles of trauma informed care, clinical risk, care planning, managing violence and aggression, STORM training, Physical health training, least restrictive/Safewards training, mandatory training, ILS/BLS and Fire drills to enable for you to feel well equipped and confident prior to the opening of the unit. You will also be a crucial part of creating the ward environment prior to the opening of the unit.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and develop and co-ordinate Occupational therapy for service users within the Psychiatric intensive care service.
The post holder will supervise and support the technical instructor and junior staff as applicable to their role.
The post holder will provide a variety of group and individual treatment interventions, promoting a recovery and social inclusion focused approach. They will provide assessment and intervention on the unit and in the community.
The post holder will contribute to clinical evaluation and promote use of evidence based practice to inform service improvement
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Our team provides short-term intensive assessment, treatment, and support to Service Users, who maybe experiencing a mental health crisis, and often present with a variety of complex mental health needs.
To maximise Service User recovery, the teams will be working in a trauma informed way and utilising the RAID model of care. Our aim is to work in the least restrictive way as possible whilst maintaining patient safety.
Upon joining our team, we will ensure that successful candidates undergo both mandatory and bespoke training, to fully equip them with the skills required to work within our PICU environment
Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.
Skills and abilities
Work Related Circumstances
Certificate of Sponsorship
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