Occupational Therapist

Manx Care
£34,835 to £47,015 a year
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Join our team as an Occupational Therapist within Manx Cares Integrated Mental Health Services on the Isle of Man!

Main duties of the job

In this role you will work alongside and be supervised by Occupational Therapy colleagues based in community services, but your primarily focus will be on supporting in-patients of working age.

About us

By joining Manx Care on the Isle of Man youll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Islands healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS. We provide lots of opportunities for professional learning and CPD, this includes use of our well-resourced education and training centre. At many of our locations youll have access to free on-site car parking. People who relocate here can also get a refund on their National Insurance contributions for the first year of living here. In addition, we offer generous relocation packages for most of our roles! On the Isle of Man you can benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, a safe environment and great schools. Manx residents benefit from lower tax rates compared to most countries in the EU.

Job description
Job responsibilities
About the role

Join our team as an Occupational Therapist within Manx Care's Integrated Mental Health Services. In this role you will work alongside and be supervised by Occupational Therapy colleagues based in community services, but your primarily focus will be on supporting in-patients of working age.

Occupationally focused assessments and interventions will be delivered as part of a dynamic service delivery model, working collaboratively with the patient, ward and community teams to identify goals as part of the overall care plan. Evidence-based individual and group interventions will be implemented to help patients work towards recovery and discharge.

The role involves working alongside the MDT, including the ward-based Technical Instructor, supporting a recovery journey through offering OT specific assessments and interventions.

Beyond the ward environment, this can include exposure therapy such as accessing community activities, local amenities and supporting home assessments where required. Within the ward, you will work as a key member of staff in the daily provision of care for a caseload of inpatients with complex mental health needs.

This role is also being offered as a development Band 5 role (Annex T) and is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge. You'll be providing evidence-based assessment, treatment, follow up, evaluation and consultancy services for service users with the support initially from senior clinician, progressing to be an autonomous practitioner.

About our team

Mental Health Services on the Isle of Man are going through a period of significant transformation and now is an exciting time to join the service. We are committed to working with a variety of providers to offer integrated services to the individuals who live on the Isle of Man.

You will work in Manannan Court, an acute mental health inpatient ward, which is committed to meeting the holistic needs of individuals who are experiencing a relapse or crisis of their mental health and wellbeing and who require an inpatient admission. It is a place where people can receive treatment, support and care to help them recover as quickly as possible.

Manannan Court has two small wards, Harbour Suite serving a mainly adult population, and Glen Suite which predominantly supports older adults, although we try to work more on a needs led basis, rather than age.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work in a supportive team, where you are encouraged to use your ideas and initiative to help develop services.

What can this role offer me?

By joining us you'll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island's healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS

Developing our team to be the best they can be is important to us and we actively support your own personal career goals, aspirations and development

We offer competitive salaries which tend to be higher than UK salaries with opportunities for annual pay increases for many roles. We offer shift allowances of:

Time + 30% for work after 8pm

Time + 60% for work on Sundays and Bank Holidays

You will enjoy generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days and 10 public holidays

For those relocating or returning to the island you will receive a refund on your national insurance contributions made in your first year, this could be up to £4,000!

Great on site facilities and free car parking

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you'll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island's real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you'll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job profile and job description and person specification, alternatively contact Mark Butler on 01624 642890.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You'll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im.

Additional information

Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post, which Manx Care will cover the cost of for you. Please note if you have lived for more than 6 months outside of the UK in the last 5 years, you will be required to obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the appropriate authorities in the relevant locations. Please read the guidance about how to obtain this letter.

A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.

Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is 'proud to be smoke free' as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking is no longer permitted on our Manx Care & DHSC sites, including nursing, residential and EMI units around the Island. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im.

We support flexible working and equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and would encourage you to apply.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers

Person Specification
  • Diploma/BSc/MSc in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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