Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
Redding Way, Knaphill, Woking
Competitive salary
05 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Are you a confident Band 5 who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in Mental Health Services? Are you ready to further develop your clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this Band 5 post.

Post: Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Base: Cygnet Hospital Woking

Ward based on:Picasso ward for women suffering from an acute episode of mental illness.

Responsible for: The post holder will support the OT provision on their chosen ward including supporting an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Activity Co-ordinator.

Responsible to: Head OT at Cygnet Woking (on site manager for supervision)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Woking, GU21 2QS

Join our supportive friendly team near the bustling city of Woking and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our in house recruiter Hayley Valentine - 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 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 Woking is a 91 bedded hospital with a variety of different wards here including locked rehab, low secure service and a female PICU. We have a designated qualified OT and OTA on each ward as well as an Activities Co-ordinator supporting the activities around the hospital. We also have pets which staff and patients help to look after as part of our pet therapy programme.

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

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 Woking comprising of 7 different wards and a wide range of experience to draw from within the OT team.
  • 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
  • A wide variety of training opportunities.

  • The Successful Candidate should be/have:
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Passionate about patient care
    • The ability to think outside of the box and be client centred in their care.

    In return we will offer you:
    • A competitive salary £25,000 - £27,000 - DOE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership and Management and Sensory Integration.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert on site clinical supervision and peer support
    • 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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