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Occupational Therapist

Location:
Blackheath
Department:
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Salary Details:
£34,963.50 - £36,250.50
13 Jul 2021

About The Role

We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist  to join our team at Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre,located in South East London.

The centre provides a person-centred inpatient rehabilitation and care for male and female adolescents and adults (over 17 years) with a brain injury or other complex neurological condition.

Throughout their stay with us, our patients are encouraged to make individual choices about all aspects of life at the centre and to be as independent as possible.

The centre is located in South East London close to Blackheath and Lewisham,directly on the A2 with Greenwich, Lewisham and Blackheath stations all close by.

As a qualified Occupational Therapist you will demonstrate established skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions in a Neurological Rehabilitation Setting. The successful candidate will join our experienced Occupational Therapy Team and work within the wider multi-disciplinary team.

Huntercombe can offer you a rewarding career where you will be valued as a key member of our team and every day you’ll be able to make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Most patients and residents are referred via NHS and local authorities. We play an integral part in contributing to new models of care outlined in theFive Year Forward View.

 

In return we offer you:

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

 

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do, please clickApplynow.

About You

As an Occupational Therapist Band 6 working in our Specialist Brain Injury and Neurological Care Service your main duties will be:-

  • To work as part of Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service multidisciplinary team for service users with complex acquired neurological impairments within an inpatient intensive rehabilitation setting
  • To provide highly specialised assessment and treatment for patients with complex neurological conditions
  • To support OT lead in departmental and service development projects
  • To deputise for OT lead in their absence
  • To undertake a significant clinical caseload to a high professional standard using evidence based practice
  • To be responsible for supervision, education and assessment of Senior II Occupational therapists, rehabilitation technicians, volunteers and students
  • To take a central role in develop projects, audits teams clinical practice
  • To take a lead role in in-service trainings
  • To be able to work as a named therapist

To join The Huntercombe Group as an Occupational Therapist you will:

  • Possess a recognised Occupational Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Be a HPC registered Occupational Therapist
  • Be a Registered Member of the College of Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence successful completion of relevant specialist short courses
  • Hold a comprehensive knowledge of professional standards and clinical governance
  • Have experience of working with adults with acquired neurological disorders
  • Have experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Demonstrate experience of organising and delivering therapy in group settings
  • Have Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
  • Have a legal right to work in the UK

About The Company

The Huntercombe group is one of the country’s leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospitals and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide-ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) including services for those with eating disorders and social care for children with additional needs. Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents.