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Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Interested in gaining experience as an inpatient mental health OT? Then look no further.

A great opportunity is now available to gain experience in our adult mental health inpatient ward at Campbell Centre on the Milton Keynes Hospital Site.

We have a vacancy for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist who is passionate, motivated and willing to join our multi-disciplinary team in providing recovery focused support for individuals with mental health needs.

The post holder will be working alongside other health professional within the MDT as well as external agencies to offer and facilitate an evidence-based therapy programme for patients during their hospital admission. There will also be support from a Band 6 Occupational Therapist and activity coordinators on each ward as well as an inpatient Lead Occupational Therapist.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would work under the supervision of senior occupational therapists to ensure patients are supported through the acute care within Occupational Therapy pathway. As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will incorporate OT assessments, treatment and management of individuals / interventions and support for individuals within the service, with emphasis on group and individual interventions and recovery focused care.

The post holder will work alongside senior occupational therapist to develop and implement a therapeutic treatment programme for acute patient care, and be involved in ward-based delivery of these as well as in the community, linking with wider statutory agencies and voluntary organisations.

To educate and supervise qualified and unqualified staff, students, patients and relatives.

To work as part of the integrated multidisciplinary team, taking on the role of key worker and care coordinator where required.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be responsible for the assessment of patient need and the development, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy treatment and programmes of care, with emphasis on group and individual interventions and recovery focused care.

The postholder will take the lead alongside the senior OT in planning a high quality programmes of therapeutic and occupational activities for acute patient care, and be involved in ward based delivery of these as well as in the community, linking with wider statutory agencies and voluntary organisations.

For further information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health and Care Profession Council Registration


  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification



  • Varied clinical approaches and clinical skills
  • Experience in providing short term individual and group treatments


  • Knowledge/experience of clinical supervision/appraisal



  • Knowledge of relevant models of care and experience in utilising professional approaches
  • Good working knowledge of Mental Health Act and CPA



  • Full driving licence in order to drive the unit vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Campbell Centre/Topas

Eaglestone/Fern Grove

Milton Keynes


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