Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
off Bolton Road, Bury
Competitive salary
26 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
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Are you a confident Band 5 or already a Band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in Forensic Mental Health Services? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this post.

Post:(Band 6 equivalent) Specialist Occupational Therapist

Base:Cygnet Hospital Bury - Adult Secure Services

Responsible for:
  • Managing a caseload of up to 13 service users with a range of mental health presentations, detained under the Mental Health Act in a secure setting
  • Ensuring Deaf patients are supported to access OT interventions through use of BSL interpreting services
  • Managing graduate OTs, an OT Assistant and Activity coordinators

Responsible to:Highly Specialist OT (Band 7 equivalent)

Hours:40 hours per week. Mon to Fri

Location:Cygnet Bury, off Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2BS

Join our supportive friendly team near the lively city of Manchester and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our in house recruiter on 07917 67795.

With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.

Overview of site/Ward:

Cygnet Hospital Bury is the largest hospital in the Cygnet group across the UK. We have 14 wards across 3 buildings. One building is a CAMHS service the other two offer a range of Medium Secure, Low Secure and PICU environments. We have a newly arisen vacancy for an experienced OT to work on one of our Low Secure wards for men. The patient group have mixed communication abilities with some being profoundly Deaf and needing clinical interventions delivering in partnership with our BSL interpreting service.
In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to service user's diagnosis and identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly.
Prioritisation skills are key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.

We encourage the patients we support to set their own goals and work collaboratively to achieve success. We provide a variety of structured activities, which are led by a wide range of experienced, multi-disciplinary professionals.

5 reasons why you should make an application today...
  • We care about people in our services
  • Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
  • You will be a part of a large service at Bury comprising of 14 different wards each with a full time OT and at least one activity coordinator. So you will have a wide range of OT experience to draw from within the team.
  • National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Mental Health Rehab, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS
  • Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions.

  • The Successful Candidate should be/have:
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experience in the field of adult mental health and in environments that manage challenging behaviours
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach quickly after taking on the role
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • A willingness to learn new ways to communicate with people who experience hearing loss and Deafness
    • An ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentations
    • A passion for student education

    In return we will offer you:
    • A competitive salary upwards of £32,000pa - DOE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example:
    • Leadership and Management, Sensory Integration.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert on site clinical supervision and peer support (x3 Band 7 posts at our Bury hospital)
    • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking & meals on duty
    • Relocation packages offered

    The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

    *Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own*

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    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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