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Senior Occupational Therapist - Aylesbury

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Additional RSU allowance of £1446 per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, within a low secure forensic service on a permanent contract.

This role includes RSU Allowance of £1,446 per annum on top of your salary.

Main duties of the job

To manage a varied caseload and complex case load.

To provide occupational therapy that is evidence-based and follows client-centred principles. This will include assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating the outcome of interventions and documenting all stages of the process.

To provide leadership for junior/non-registered staff as appropriate to the post, through supervision and appraisal, delegating responsibilities as appropriate.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service within a designated area/team, holding responsibility and taking a leading role for defined projects or specialist interventions.

To participate effectively as a full member of the multi-disciplinary team.

To contribute to the maintenance and development of the trust-wide Occupational Therapy service and local multi-disciplinary team.

To actively participate in the education of occupational therapy students.

Pro-actively engaging in teaching/presentations of specialist skills both within the Trust and for continuing professional development events/activities.

See Job Description and Person Specification attached.

About us

The position will be based at Woodlands House in Aylesbury, a 20-bedded male low secure forensic unit.

We are an innovative service, developing and strengthening our provision to include a wide spectrum of interventions including sensory assessments, vocational opportunities, including links with the Recovery College.

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
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please review the job description and person specification attached to this advert.

We would recommend you come for a visit or have an informal discussion about this opportunity, so please contact us on the details below to make any arrangements.

Mark Whiteman (Senior Occupational Therapist) 01865 901146

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
Experience Essential
  • Experience working as a qualified O.T, preferably in forensic mental health.
  • Experience of caseload management/complex conditions & cases
Skills Essential
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with patients, carers & staff Team work skills
Management Essential
  • Supervision of junior staff and O.T students.

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