Occupational Therapist

Central and North West
Home 1st Therapy, Bletchley Community Health Services, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Competitive salary
14 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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.

Home First are excited to be able to advertise for a Permanent Full Time Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

This post will give great opportunity to gain varied experience in work across the Home 1st Therapy pathways. We provide therapy assessments and interventions for community admission avoidance and intermediate care needs, discharge support to the local acute hospital and inpatient rehabilitation to the Seacole Virtual Community Hospital.

This role will require you to provide comprehensive assessment, advice, treatment and discharge planning for the Home 1st caseload.

Here at Home First, we pride ourselves in the ongoing development of staff, we have successful applicants on ACP and Apprenticeship courses for both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy and have regular students on placement with support from our Practice educators.

Working closely with our Professional Lead Therapists and Team Leads, the continuing development of the academic learning and vocational skills of the therapy team is imperative. Your participation in staff supervision, training and completion of competencies and observation of practice is key to the provision of the ongoing standard of care we expect at CNWL.

Being part of the 2020 Diggory Outstanding Team of the Year, you will receive a comprehensive induction, followed by a tailored development plan, which includes self-directed learning and collaborative working within Home1st and its partners.

But it doesn't stop there .... We can offer coaching and opportunities for daily debriefs, access to remote working, regular 1:1 formal and informal supervision, peer group CPD sessions and in-service training, QI project work and volunteering for champion roles.

Home1st is based in Bletchley and the modern office is a central hub for multi-disciplinary working. You will be provided with ICT laptop, mobile phone, uniform and have mileage expenses paid for.

And if you thought there was something more you were looking for, then CNWL can offer:
  • Flexible working
  • Buying and selling annual leave
  • An attractive pension scheme (including a tax-free lump sum on retirement and family benefits from dependents, ill health retirement benefits and life assurance cover of twice your annual pay)
  • Employee assistance programme: a free and confidential service to help with personal life
  • Staying well at work service for tailored employment related support to staff
  • Physio Med: an education zone, advice line and treatment service for staff
  • Staff wellbeing zone for free and confidential online health and wellbeing programmes
  • The Recovery College offers a range of health and wellbeing courses for staff
  • A range of staff networks: The PRIDE@CNWL Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) network
  • Disabled employee's network
  • Lived Experience of Mental Health staff network
  • Carers at Work network
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network (BAME)
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust benefits: you can save money on your weekly food shops, household bills, toiletries and cosmetics, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks.
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Travel discounts
  • Interest free season ticket loans

It is essential to be a car driver.

If you are interested then please apply or call, so we can help you with your decision. Better still why don't you come for a visit?

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Susie Gaynard
Job title Home 1st Manager for Therapies
Email address Susan.gaynard@nhs.net
Telephone number 07707 257589

Additional contact information

Please contact Michelle Skinner (Team Lead OT) or Susie Gaynard (Home1st Manager for Therapies) on the office line 01908 724999.

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CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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