Are you a Band 5 ready for your next challenge or an emerging Band 6 looking for a change? Would you like to explore a more rewarding clinical and managerial challenge? This could be your perfect opportunity. Main duties of the job
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work as an autonomous clinician, providing specialist assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction.
You will hold supervisory responsibility for others, and take a leadership role in specific projects. An integral part of this role will be supporting student education within the team.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 descriptionJob responsibilitiesAre 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
Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 6 Equivalent)
P/T 4 days per week; £29,000 per annum (£36,250 FTE) Service Line:
Mental Health Adults Female (Personality Disorder) Summary of the site:Cygnet Hospital Maidstone
is our state-of-the-art, 63 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.
Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment. The hospital will provide an important and much-needed service for local patients from Kent.
The hospital is split into four distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:
- Roseacre Ward Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women
- Kingswood Ward High Dependency Rehabilitation service for men
- Bearsted Ward Specialist PICU Service for Men
- Saltwood Ward Male low secure ward
The hospitals services have been requested and agreed by local and regional NHS bodies to meet the urgent demand for specialist mental health services within Kent. The aim is to ensure that local people can be treated close to home and as near as possible to their friends and family. Summary of the ward:Roseacre
is Cygnet Hospital Maidstones Personality Disorder service for Women. Roseacre supports women with a history of Personality Disorder, self-harm and trauma. You do not need experience in Personality Disorder services; however a willingness to learn new skills.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of patients within the service. In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT-led service that meets service users needs. This will be based upon the occupational therapy process, of assessment, intervention and review of occupational need. The focus on this service is community living and functional and coping skills. MDT:
There is a highly experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team is made up of a consultant psychiatrist, specialty doctor, occupational therapist, psychotherapist, assistant psychologist, social worker, registered mental health nurses and healthcare assistants. Caseload:
There are 16 beds on the ward. You will have the support of a full-time Occupational Therapy Assistant, who you will be responsible for their supervision.
You will receive monthly supervision from an experienced Occupational Therapist and support from weekly 1:1 meetings with your supervisor. Other OTs on site:
The Occupational Therapy team is made up of 3 other OTs including a Band 5, Senior OT and a Head OT. There are in total 4 OT Assistants including your ward, and a Recovery College Lead. The team is very supportive and is committed to developing you as a person and clinician. Unique Selling Point:
The ward features a sensory room which is a vital part of the wards strategy of supporting patients in their emotional regulation. 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. 5 reasons why you should make an application today...
Cygnet Health Care Benefits
- 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.
- 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...
A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it's 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.
If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, we'd be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Neil Barker (Head of Occupational Therapy) - 01622 580404. Requirements
The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.
*Recruitment agencies please note: Speculative emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own*Person SpecificationGeneral RequirementsEssential
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