Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
Competitive salary
04 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
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Are you a confident and motivated Band 5 or an emerging Band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to new clinical and managerial challenge in Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery services?

At Cygnet Health Care we pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box and accommodating solutions to ensure we fill our Occupational Therapy roles with the right individuals. With this in mind and during the current climate we are all for supporting you, whatever your situation. We are flexible enough to work with you and the needs of our services to ensure a) our service users receive the best level of care and b) you maintain that all important work life balance.

As a 3 site Occupational Therapy service (Beckton Hospital, Blackheath Hospital and Lewisham Lodge) we have 16 occupational therapy staff and work with robust structures to support and develop individuals.

We have one position available to lead on occupational therapy provision in the rehabilitation and PICU services.

Post:Experienced Occupational Therapist (Band 6 equivalent)

Base:Cygnet Lodge Lewisham

Responsible for:Delivery of Occupational Therapy at Lewisham Lodge and Blackheath PICU (working with 4 occupational therapy technicians).

Responsible to:Deputy Head Occupational Therapist (based at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath), Head Occupational Therapist (based at Cygnet Hospital Beckton) and Regional Director of Occupational Therapy.

Hours:40 hours per week

Location:London, SE13 6QZ

Join our supportive friendly team in the London Borough of Lewisham and make an application today.

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 and involvement in service line development.

Overview of services:
  • Cygnet Lodge Lewisham is a male high dependency unit with 17 beds.
  • Cygnet Blackheath PICU is a male psychiatric intensive care unit with 14 beds.

The occupational therapy team work within a multi-disciplinary team to drive forward programmes of recovery and rehabilitation. Our care pathways are evidence based with a focus on social inclusion and independent living skills.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass Occupational Therapy assessments, treatment and management of patients within the service.

In this role you will assess, implement and develop treatment programmes according to diagnosis and identified needs.

3 reasons why you should make an application today...
  • We care passionately about the people in our services and the staff who support them.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and develop within a wider 3 site occupational therapy team and within a National network of over 150 OTs to partake in CPD activities.
  • Opportunity to develop skills working with individuals with a variety of complex needs, ensuring no two days are the same.

The Successful Candidate should be/have:
  • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council).
  • Experience in the field of Mental Health.
  • An advanced understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions
  • To demonstrate leadership skills to manage projects, people and deadlines
  • Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills
  • Resilience and an ability to manage service challenges.

In return we will offer you:
  • A competitive starting salary from £38,000
  • 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 clinical supervision and peer support.
  • Monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and 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.

UK Registration

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