Senior Occupational Therapist

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Recruiter
Central and North West
Location
Mill House, Uxbridge
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
04 Mar 2021
Ref
333-G-HM-0314-C
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R&D strategy, R& D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.

If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

We are looking for an experienced mental health OT to join our community mental health team based at Mill House in Uxbridge as a Band 6 in a pure OT post. OT is considered to be a crucial part of the MDT, supporting the recovery principles in the team and having unique and specialised skills to contribute. In Hillingdon community mental health service we are fortunate to have have an established OT team consisting of a Specialist Band 7, Band 6 and 5 OT roles. We are also currnelty recruiting an OT apprentice to this team which is an exciting development.

The post has two elements which are having an OT specific caseload and covering duty once a week and will cover the south of the borough.

The post holder will provide an OT specific role within the teams consisting of assessment, group work and individual interventions and would work as part of the established OT and MDT team. Please note this role does not include care coordination.

We recognise that Band 6's are often the backbone of our clinical teams and we will therefore support their development both clinically and managerially. There are opportunities to develop yourself in a senior role including undertaking supervision of junior staff and students, recruitment and undertaking specific clincial devlopment opportunities.

Applicants will have a BSc OT or Dip COT and be HCPC registered. Post graduate experience within a mental health setting is essential and community experience would be desirable. Applicants must have good organisational and communication skills and be able to work effectively within a team.

A car driver or use of other motorised transport e.g. moped or motorbike is a desirable but is not essential requirement for this role .

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKatherine Sims

Job titleHead Occupational Therapist

Email addresskatherinesims@nhs.net

Telephone number07714095025

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