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Occupational Therapist

Location:
Staffordshire
Department:
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Salary Details:
From £23,380.50 - £31,063.50 per annum
07 Nov 2019
About The Role
The Huntercombe Hospital (Stafford) is looking for an Occupational Therapist, Band 5 equivalent with 1 year minimum experience, to work in their intensive care unit. The successful candidate will work alongside a full, dynamic MDT and will have the peer support of an extended Occupational Therapy team.

The hospital is a 36 bed Tier 4 CAMHS hospital for young people aged 12 -18 years with a range of mental health disorders and includes the following units:

  • Adolescent Care
  • Acute Psychiatric
  • Eating Disorders

We employ an experienced and fully trained multidisciplinary team of staff and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.

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 an Occupational Therapist working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your main duties will be:

  • Have at least one year post graduate experience and an interest in working in child and adolescent psychiatric care.
  • Have some experience in sensory integration or and interest to embark on sensory integration training.
  • Providing a high standard of Occupational Therapy (OT) to service users
  • Managing a defined caseload of patients, using evidence based/client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions within the service.
  • Participating in the planning, development and evaluation of the OT service within a designated team.
  • Providing expertise in a highly specialist area and to offer advice and consultation on clients care to other members of the team
  • Working within the professional practice and Trust guidelines.
  • Working and acting as a key member of the team, supporting each patient in the achievement of their planned outcomes.
  • Accurately record all patient intervention and plans in the medical notes
  • Responsibility for the prescription and safe use of OT equipment and ensure adequate training is provided to colleagues, patients and/or their carers.

To join The Huntercombe Group as an 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 centered 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
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
•        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 allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service
•        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 ethnicorigin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, maritalstatus, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity forsomeone 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/

Our application process is very fast and you even apply on your phone or tablet in a matter of minutes.

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.