Senior Occupational Therapist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with keen interest in mental health?

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Mental Health Occupational therapist, to join our fantastic trust.

We are seeking a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work as part of the team within Cherrywood Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit. Cherrywood is an 7 bedded unit that providesshort-term (up to one year) residential rehabilitation to help service users return to independent living. The unit enables people with severe and complex mental health problems to gain or regain the confidence and skills in everyday activities which will enable them to fulfil their potential for recovery and independence.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an established, dynamic and friendly residential rehabilitation inpatient service. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who would be committed to working within a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to support the recovery of individuals cared for in this context.

Main duties of the job

The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop clinical leadership expertise, and has scope for personal and professional development within a highly professional and supportive environment.

The vacancy allows for a range of competencies as identified within the AFC Knowledge and skills framework, as well as a range of development opportunities within the area of mental health practice.

You will need to be a motivated and flexible team player with excellent communication skills. You will hold a current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Date posted

18 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-MH-1161-A

Job locations

Cherrywood

Wavendon Gate

Milton Keynes

MK7 7HL


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patient need and the development, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy treatment and programmes of care, acting as a clinical team leader.

The post holder will take the lead with other senior staff in planning a high quality programme of therapeutic and occupational activities for a caseload of patients in a rehabilitation setting, and be involved in the delivery of these.

To educate, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff, students, patients and relatives.

For more information about this post, please see attached job description.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patient need and the development, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy treatment and programmes of care, acting as a clinical team leader.

The post holder will take the lead with other senior staff in planning a high quality programme of therapeutic and occupational activities for a caseload of patients in a rehabilitation setting, and be involved in the delivery of these.

To educate, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff, students, patients and relatives.

For more information about this post, please see attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professional Council Registered Occupational Therapist

Desirable

  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Can demonstrate experience of working as a band 5 Occupational Therapist.
  • Varied clinical approaches and specialist clinical skills developed over time.
  • Established core skills, assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Core skills, assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Experience and competence in providing short term individual and group treatments

Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of models of care and expertise in professional approaches.
  • Good working knowledge of Mental Health Act and Mental Health Processes such as CPA

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Able to lead on aspects of service provision and development
  • Able to select and use appropriate standardized assessments

Personal disposition

Essential

  • Ability to maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so
  • Willingness to travel to different locations to undertake role effectively
  • Full driving license in order to drive the unit vehicle to access community-based activities
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professional Council Registered Occupational Therapist

Desirable

  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Can demonstrate experience of working as a band 5 Occupational Therapist.
  • Varied clinical approaches and specialist clinical skills developed over time.
  • Established core skills, assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Core skills, assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Experience and competence in providing short term individual and group treatments

Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of models of care and expertise in professional approaches.
  • Good working knowledge of Mental Health Act and Mental Health Processes such as CPA

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Able to lead on aspects of service provision and development
  • Able to select and use appropriate standardized assessments

Personal disposition

Essential

  • Ability to maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so
  • Willingness to travel to different locations to undertake role effectively
  • Full driving license in order to drive the unit vehicle to access community-based activities

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cherrywood

Wavendon Gate

Milton Keynes

MK7 7HL


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cherrywood

Wavendon Gate

Milton Keynes

MK7 7HL


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Ward Manager

Kerri Trenfield

kerri.trenfield@nhs.net

01908282072

Date posted

18 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-MH-1161-A

Job locations

Cherrywood

Wavendon Gate

Milton Keynes

MK7 7HL


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