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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with keen interest in mental health?

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Mental Health Occupational therapist, to join our fantastic trust.

We are seeking a full time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work as part of the OT team within The Older Person's Assessment Service(TOPAS)

TOPAS is a 16-bedded en-suite unit, staffed by qualified psychiatric nurses, Occupational therapists, Physio therapists and healthcare assistants. The service provides assessment and treatment predominately for older people who have complex or acute mental health needs. The service supports people to return to independent living wherever possible.

Main duties of the job

The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop clinical leadership expertise, and has scope for personal and professional development within a highly professional and supportive environment.

The vacancy allows for a range of competencies as identified within the AFC Knowledge and skills framework, as well as a range of development opportunities within the area of mental health practice.

You will need to be a motivated and flexible team player with excellent communication skills. You will hold a current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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. Were 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 post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patient need and the development, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy treatment and programmes of care, acting as a clinical team leader.

The post holder will take the lead with other senior staff in planning a high quality programme of therapeutic and occupational activities for acute patient care and be involved in the delivery of these.

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

For more information about this post, please see attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professional Council Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Varied clinical approaches and specialist clinical skills developed over time.
  • Experience and competence in providing short term individual and group treatments.


Desirable

  • Substantial post registration experience in mental health.


Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of models of care and expertise in professional approaches.
  • Good working knowledge of Mental Health Act and CPA
  • Good knowledge of recent legislation


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Topas

Fern Grove

Milton Keynes

MK2 2TE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

333-D-MK-MH-1097-B

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