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Lead Occupational Therapist (Band 7)

Location:
Sheffield
Department:
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Salary Details:
£37,596 Pro Rata
Advertising Start Date:
11 Sep 2019
Advertising End Date:
02 Oct 2019
About The Role
The Huntercombe Group is recruiting for a Lead Occupational Therapist (Band 7) to join our Specialist Brain Injury and Neurological Care Service at Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre - near Sheffield.

Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre near Sheffield is a specialist centre providing both long-term and short-term person-centred rehabilitation, care and support for male and female adults (aged 18+ years) with a brain injury or other complex neurological condition.

Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre is easily accessible by road and is located within one mile of the A616 and just five miles from the M1 motorway. Sheffield is just 14 miles away

Working with The Huntercombe Group is rewarding and varied. Through our “Conversation into Action” programme we actively encourage our employees to get involved and to drive organisational change for the better.

As the Lead Occupational Therapist you will need to participate in the provision of high quality therapeutic activities, using a wide range of approaches to suit the patient’s varying needs. Encourage independence and personal choice and help to provide an environment which is conducive to patients with varied and complex needs realising their potential to live as independently as they can find possible.

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 the Five Year Forward View.

As The Lead Occupational Therapist working in ourSlow-stream Rehabilitation Service and Complex Disability Management serviceyour main duties will be:
•Working as part of multi-disciplinary team, contributing occupational therapy expertise to ensure we deliver outstanding assessment, care planning and support for the people in our care
•Participating in the provision of high therapeutic activities, using a wide range of approaches to suit the patients varying needs
•Assisting with the training of care staff and others in principles of occupational therapy, so that an understanding of occupational therapy underpins the work of the care team
•Encouraging independence and personal choice and help provide an environment which is conductive to patients with varied and complex needs
•Providing evidence based practice and that is outcome focused
•Taking an active role in your own personal and professional development and to be able to support junior staff in their development.
•Providing evidence-based practice with an outcome focus

To join The Huntercombe Group as the Lead Occupational Therapist you will:
•Have a minimum BSc or recognised postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy
•Hold current HCPC registration
•Be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, visitors, carers, members of the MDT and senior professional and managerial staff
•Have a person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
•Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity
•Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
•Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
•Have a legal right to work in the UK
 
Working pattern: 22 ½ hours per week (3 days)

About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of£50k)
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        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
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

 
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.
 

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special 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
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.