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Occupational Therapist (band 5)

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Taunton
Salary
£26,000 to £28,000 a year
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Adult
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

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.

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.

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
Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Are you a newly qualified (or due to Qualify) Band 5 OT who is passionate about sharing and developing your knowledge and skills in a wholly supportive environment? Do you have bundles of creativity, enthusiasm and a caring nature to support our patients in their mental health journey?

We have the exciting opportunity here at Taunton, where you will be supported to afford our patients the opportunity to assess, support and offer brief evidence based interventions based on specific needs of each individual. You will become an integral part of the MDT providing an evidence based therapeutic programme through a range of activities both within the hospital and in the community. We use a variety of different media to support all patients in their mental health.

You will also be part of a small Occupational Therapy team, where emphasis is placed fully on supporting and developing you through a comprehensive induction programme, preceptorship, weekly and monthly check-ins and supervisions. At Cygnet we offer a number of development opportunities within the organisation such as clinical development (MOHO and VdTMoCA) and well as managerial development (leadership pathways).

Service Line: Mental Health

Summary of Site: Taunton is a small 54 bedded Hospital which works as a fully collaborative site, working in a unique countryside setting being both close to the coast and areas of outstanding natural beauty and we are very fortunate to have our hospital based in wonderfully peaceful countryside with over 12 acres of grounds in the hospital, which offers many therapeutic outdoor spaces.

Based on one of our acute, working-age male mental health wards, which is split into a 9 bedded admission unit with a 4 bed step down unit, you will be working with and alongside a cohesive, collaborative and supportive MDT consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate Doctor, Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist, Ward Manager, Nursing Staff and support Workers as well as Activity Coordinators

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors w,e 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.

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

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.

If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit which we strongly encourage, we'd be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Maria Harris (Head of Occupational Therapy) or Heidi Packman (Senior OT) on 01823 326647

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*

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Employer details
Employer name

Cygnet Health Care

Address

Taunton

TA3 7BQ

Employer's website

https://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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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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