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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Rd, Wyke, Bradford
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Jul 2021
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Are you a Band 5 Occupational Therapist (Final year students 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 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.

Cygnet Wyke is a 55 bed mental health inpatient service for men. The service is split across 3 wards; acute ward, specialist autism spectrum disorder service and a Psychiatrist Intensive Care Unit-PICU. We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapist to join the team on Bennu ward at Cygnet Wyke.

Bennu Ward is a 12 bed male PICU that accepts emergency and crisis admissions. The aim of Bennu Ward is to provide short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting or return home.

Care is delivered by a well-established multi-disciplinary team comprising of a Consultant Psychiatrist, a Specialty Doctor, Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Activity Co-ordinators, Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist. The hospital has extensive grounds, social space and a five-star catering team. There are also leisure facilities on site including an exercise & fitness room, art room, horticulture area, IT classroom and learning kitchen.

In your role as an Occupational Therapist you will work collaboratively with service users to provide occupation focused assessment, intervention and evaluation of functioning, provide structured routine, using occupation to improve health and wellbeing, work with the service users, carers and the MDT to manage and reduce risk and provide a safe and therapeutic environment.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects whilereaping the rewards of making a difference to others - every day.

Post:(Band 5) Occupational Therapist

Base:Bennu ward-Cygnet Wyke

Caseload: 12 patients, with 2 full time activity co-ordinators.

Responsible for:Contributing to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy department at Cygnet Wyke. Providing assessment and treatment of occupational needs, under the supervision of a senior OT. Promoting the importance of enabling people to do the things they want, need or are expected to do to support them being well in life.

Responsible to:Occupational Therapist (Band 7) -clinical supervisor, Director of Occupational Therapy and Hospital Manager.

Hours:40 hours

Location:Bennu ward, Cygnet Wyke, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR.

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.
  • 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 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 £25,000pa - £28,000pa DoE 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 6
    • 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*

    What next?

    If you care about making a difference - we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.

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