Are you a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist, with the skills to provide clinical and Managerial leadership for our team of forensic Occupational Therapists and Physical Fitness Practitioners? If so, this role is for you.
This position is based within our Oxford Clinic, comprising of three medium secure in-patient wards on the Littlemore Mental Health Centre site in Oxford. This role is also eligible to receive an additional RSU allowance of £1,446 per annum.
Main duties of the job
The postholder will have extensive mental health and forensic experience and be able to demonstrate strong clinical leadership, educational and management skills. You will work closely with the Professional Lead OT to promote the role of Occupational Therapy within the multi-disciplinary team. The VdT Model of Creative Ability is used by this team, you would be expected to support staff to use this to guide their clinical practice.
A passion for research and embedding learning into practice is required to ensure that the service continues to grow and benefit from the investment committed to staff training. The service puts a strong emphasis on having a positive learning culture and encourages staff to develop skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. As the Clinical Lead you will have responsibility for ensuring continuing staff and service development.
You will be responsible for the delivery of Occupational Therapy to patients detained under the Mental Health Act across three Medium Secure Wards, making sure that resources are used efficiently and effectively to support patients in achieving their goals.
We are a forward thinkingand ambitious service who strive to continually improve the standard of Occupational Therapy we provide. We have a dynamic and supportive AHP leadership within Oxford Health providing excellent opportunities for networking and career development.
Other benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Staff accommodation
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
Job description Job responsibilities
For further information about this role please review the job description and person specification attached to this advert. Feel free to contact us on the details below if you would like to discuss this role further or arrange an informal visit.
Person Specification Essential & Deirable Essential
- 3/4 Years Experience of working as a registered OT in Mental Health Services
- Experience of holding a complex caseload within a forensic service
- Specialist raining in the VdT Model of Creative Ability
- Experience of conducting audits
- Experience of conducting research in a clinical field
- BSC or Dip COT in Occupational Therapy
- Experience of professional leadership and supervision of Occupational Therapy staff
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Employer details Employer name
Oxford Health NHS Trust
Oxford Clinic, Littlemore Hospital
Sandford Road, Littlemore
https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)
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