Head Occupational Therapist (Band 7) FTC
Cygnet Health Care
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Base: Cygnet Hospital Wyke, Phoenix ward, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Rd, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8LR.
Head Occupational Therapist-fixed term maternity cover (9-12 months) October 2022 start date.
We are currently recruiting for an outstanding Head Occupational Therapist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Wyke. If you have a history of demonstrating clinical expertise and strong leadership skills, with a passion for providing outstanding care this could be an opportunity for you.
Main duties of the job
Within this role you will provide leadership and management of the occupational therapy department, taking overall responsibility for the quality of service delivery, patient outcomes and being wholly responsible for service development.
You will hold a clinical caseload on Adarna ward, a 15 rehabilitation service for men with mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide specialist assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction.
You will autonomously complete the occupational therapy process for a highly complex client group. You will lead the occupational therapy department, and be part of the senior management team. An integral part of this role will be supporting student education within the team.
This role includes opportunities for learning, development and research, supported by a robust appraisal and supervision structure based on RCOTs Career Development Framework.
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support.
Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.
With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.
Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.
Service Line: Mental Health Adults (Rehab, PICU, Acute)
Site: Cygnet Hospital Wyke, Bradford,BD12 8LR
Hours: 40 hours per week (This is a fixed term contract 9-12 months)
Summary of the site
Cygnet Hospital Wyke provides a comprehensive pathway of acute admissions services for men. Our team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their families and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge
There are 3 wards within the hospital;
- Adarna Ward Rehabilitation Service for men with Mental Illness and Autism Spectrum Disorder 15 beds
- Bennu Ward Specialist PICU service for men 12 beds
- Phoenix Ward Acute service for men 19 beds
Each ward has a full time Occupational Therapist and two activity co-ordinators. Adarna ward is also supported by an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Our environment includes a gym, onsite vocational activities, ADL kitchens, a sensory room and other therapeutic spaces.
Occupational Therapy Directorate
Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 150 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.
Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway.
We ensure our occupational therapists have a voice through participating in service model development, utilising the expertise and support of our clinical lead occupational therapists.
For more insight into life as an OT at Cygnet Health Care visit; https://join.cygnethealth.co.uk/ot-life/ .Here you can listen to the opinions, stories and advice from our exceptional OTs it could help the next step in your career.
5 reasons why you should make an application today
- We care about people in our services
- Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
- Induction & service line training in area of specialism
- Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
- We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.
Cygnet Health Care Benefits
- Free parking
- Free meals for staff on duty
- Relocation package available
- Group pension plan helping you save for your future
- NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
- Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
- Plus much more
A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether its saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure or securing your future with professional development and a pension we support you to be happy both in & out of work.
Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day.
If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, wed be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Clodagh Burns on 07713784223.
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