Head Occupational Therapist (Band 7)

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Bury
Salary
£42,000 to £47,000 a year + £4,000 welcome bonus
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We want to recruit an exceptional OT to be part of a senior management team. If you have a history of demonstrating clinical expertise & strong leadership skills, with a passion for developing others this could be an opportunity for you.

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 lead the occupational therapy department, and be part of the senior management team. An integral part of this role will be 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.

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:

Cygnet Bury Dunes Hospital has provision in two service lines:

Mental Health Forensic Low Secure Services (covering Female patients, Deaf patients and Older Age Male patients) PICU & Acute care

Hours: 40 hour per week (we are a supportive employer that can offer flexible working - to discuss further you can contact Clinical OT Lead, Ruth Hudson on07540 667679)

Summary of the site:

The Dunes service consists of 5 Wards across two buildings providing 65 beds, which the post holder will lead and manage.

Clinical: You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for up to 13 service users. The ward placement is negotiable depending on experience and service need. You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

Leadership: You would report to and deputise for the Regional Lead Occupational Therapist (on site). You would also hold leadership and management responsibilities of the occupational therapy service of the 5 wards. Each ward has their own occupational therapist and activity coordinator with OT assistants covering 2 wards. You will drive innovation and quality improvement further within the occupational therapy services.

Our services are therapy and recovery focused, providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for both men and women. The aim is to effectively progress service users though the secure care pathway or the Acute and PICU care pathway, into the least restrictive environment possible while working to reduce the possibility of readmission back into hospital care.

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.

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.

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 (such as leadership and management, sensory integration and personality disorder)
  • We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.

  • Cygnet Health Care Benefits
    • £4,000 welcome bonus - £2,000 on start date and £2,000 following successful probation
    • £4,000 relocation package
    • 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, wed be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Ruth Hudson 07540 667679 or 0161 762 4378

    What next?...

    If you care about making a difference we want to talk to you.

    Click the button to apply or send your CV to lisandraferreira@cygnethealth.co.uk
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    Employer details
    Employer name

    Cygnet Health Care

    Address

    Bury

    BL8 2BS

    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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