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Occupational Therapist (Band 5)

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
NE46 4JR
Salary
£26,000 to £28,000 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Base: Cygnet Hospital Hexham, Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR .

Are you a newly qualified or current Band 5 occupational therapist? Do you have a passion for delivering outstanding care and making a positive difference to the lives of the people in your care? This could be your perfect opportunity.

Within this role, you will provide assessment and treatment of occupational needs on an acute ward, under the supervision of a senior OT. You will also have the support of an Occupational Therapy Assistant and/ Activity Coordinator, who will provide therapeutic interventions and meaningful activity engagement for each patient.

Main duties of the job

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction under the supervision of a more senior Occupational Therapist. An integral part of this role will be supervising others, with a focus on supporting student education within the team. This role includes opportunities for learning, development and research, supported by a robust appraisal and supervision structure based on RCOTs Career Development Framework.

At Cygnet Healthcare, we have a strong occupational focus through support and direction from Clinical Leads and our Occupational Therapy Directors. We use evidence-based practice within each of our service lines, as defined by our clinical steering groups, of which Occupational Therapists play a key role.

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support. Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales.

We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.

With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

About Us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your Role

Service Line: Mental Health PICU & Acute Services

Summary of the site:
Cygnet Hospital Hexham is our 27 bed mental health facility for women with complex mental health needs. The hospital meets the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment. Situated amongst the soft fields and meadows of the Tyne valley, which is known for its abbey, leafy parks, and mix of independent shops, the hospital provides an important and much-needed service for service users within the North East of England. As part of our continued efforts to improve service users care and treatment pathways the hospital benefits from a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include nurses across RMN and RGN disciplines, occupational therapists, consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, activity coordinators and support workers.

With a full MDT, 1 other Occupational Therapist and x4 Activity coordinators on site you will be part of a large team to support vulnerable people achieve a successful and safe discharge.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 150 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway.

We ensure our occupational therapists have a voice through participating in service model development, utilising the expertise and support of our clinical lead occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapy Preceptorship & Induction:

We understand the pandemic has brought with it challenging times, and we recognise this may have had an impact on some of your placement experiences. We offer an Occupational Therapy 12 month preceptorship programme to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy Skills

For more insight into life as an OT at Cygnet Health Care visit; https://join.cygnethealth.co.uk/ot-life/. Here you can listen to the opinions, stories and advice from our exceptional OTs it could help the next step in your career.

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5 reasons why you should make an application today
  • We care about people in our services
  • Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  • Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  • Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  • We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.

  • Cygnet Health Care Benefits
    • Free parking
    • Free meals for staff on duty
    • Relocation package available
    • Group pension plan helping you save for your future
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
    • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
    • Plus much more

    If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, wed be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Kay Bolton on 07808642692

    A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether its saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure or securing your future with professional development and a pension we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

    Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day.
    Click Apply or send your CV to GraceCockroft@cygnethealth.co.uk
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    Company

    Empowering people and making a positive difference

    Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

    Our great team believe in -

    • Togetherness
    • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
    • Making a real difference in people's lives
    • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

    Dedicated people who change lives together

    At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

    Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

    • Leadership Team
    • Doctors & Consultants Team
    • Nursing Team
    • Allied Health & Psychology Team
    • Education Team
    • Care & Support Team
    • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team

     

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