Lead Occupational Therapist

37596.00 - 41457.00 GBP Annual + GBP37596 - GBP41457/annum
17 Oct 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
The Huntercombe Hospital (Stafford) are looking for an experienced Lead Occupational therapist ( Band 7) to join our occupational therapy team working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at The Huntercombe Hospital Stafford located in Wheaton Aston, 10 miles from Telford & 12 miles from Wolverhampton. The hospital is rated as Good overall with outstanding care by the Care quality commission
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:
•General Adolescent Care
•Psychiatric intensive care
•Eating Disorders
We employ an experienced and fully trained multidisciplinary team of staff and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.
All patients are referred via NHSE. We play an integral part in contributing to new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View.
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 , supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.
As The Lead Occupational Therapist working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your 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
In return we offer you:
•A through 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
•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
•Opportunities for training and development
•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.
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