Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford
Competitive salary
05 May 2021
14 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Are you a Band 5 Occupational Therapist (Final year students in due to register with HCPC also welcome)?

Would you like to explore a more rewarding career in mental health services? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this post.

The Cygnet Occupational Therapy Department recognise not all Occupational Therapists qualifying at present may have had the direct experience due to the national placement crisis. We offer we offer a graded approach to caseload management, have robust supervision support and have our own preceptorship process for all newly qualified OTs to consolidate core skills.

Post: (Band 5 equivalent) Occupational Therapist

Base: Cygnet Wyke: Phoenix Ward

Responsible for:
  • 19 patients within 1 PICU ward
  • X2 Activity Coordinators

Responsible to: Regional Lead OT (Band 7)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR

Interviews will be held on the 23rd April 2021

Join our supportive friendly team and make an application today. For an informal discussion about the role please contact our in house recruiter Hayley Valentine on 07917 607795

With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Overview of site/Ward:

Phoenix Ward is an acute service that can support up to 19 men in a therapeutic and calming setting. The service is an emergency admission ward that aims to work with service users with a broad range of mental health problems. The team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their family and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway.

Phoenix Ward's ethos is about caring for our service users and treating people in the least restrictive environment. A range of interventions are utilised including a mental and physical health assessment, risk assessment, care planning using the My Shared Pathway approach, medication review, medication-free assessments and health management strategies to prevent relapse.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of service users within the 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 within the multidisciplinary team.

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 1 of 3 Occupational Therapists within the service at Cygnet Wyke. With a Regional Lead OT (Band 7) on site.
  • National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS.
  • Low caseload number & tiered referral system to support intensive OT focused interventions.

  • The Successful Candidate should be/have:
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experienced in the field of mental health desired
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Passionate about student education

    In return we will offer you:
    • A competitive salary £25,000 - £28,000 depending on experience
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership & Management, and Sensory Integration.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Clinical supervision from Band 7 Regional Lead on site.
    • 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

    Interviews will be held on the 23rd April 2021

    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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