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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
off Buller St, Bolton Rd, Bury
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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Are you a confident Band 5 or already a Band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in Psychiatric Intensive Care? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this post.

Post:(Band 6 equivalent) Specialist Occupational Therapist

Base:Cygnet Hospital Bury - Adult PICU

Responsible for:
  • Managing a caseload of up to 12 service users with a range of mental health presentations in acute crisis, displaying challenging behaviours, and detained under the Mental Health Act in a PICU setting
  • Managing an OT Assistant and Activity coordinators
  • Supporting graduate OTs

Responsible to:Highly Specialist OT (Band 7 equivalent)

Hours:40 hours per week. Mon to Fri

Location:Cygnet Bury, off Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2BS

Join our supportive friendly team near the lively city of Manchester and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our in house recruiter

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 Southampton PICU ward:

Cygnet Hospital Bury is the largest hospital in the Cygnet group across the UK. We have 14 wards across 3 buildings. One building is a CAMHS service the other two offer a range of Medium Secure, Low Secure and PICU environments.

We have a newly arisen vacancy for an experienced OT to work on our recently opened PICU ward for men. The patient group are all experiencing an acute episode with psychotic symptoms and are in need of enhanced care and treatment to manage this episode. The OT role in this setting is to provide low level diversional activities while assessing the complexity of OT functional needs. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt to assessing and meeting need when individuals first arrive on the service in acute distress, and then adapt treatment pathways to assess Occupational function in preparation for discharge. You will be an active member of the MDT assessing risk on a daily basis to devise risk management strategies. These will then inform your OT interventions and treatment goals on a daily basis.

Prioritisation skills are vital to manage the rapidly changing caseload of clients effectively. The aim of OT interventions in this service is to assess and treat service users in a compassionate manner and to plan for discharge in a robust and timely way.

Within this role there is scope for your involvement in service development and strategic working as you will also be involved in the Acute and PICU Cygnet Service line working group nationally. You will have access to forums such as NAPICU and QNPICU.

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 Bury comprising of 14 different wards each with a full time OT and at least one activity coordinator. So you will have a wide range of OT experience to draw from within the team.
  • National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Mental Health Rehab, 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)
    • Experience in the field of adult mental health and in environments that manage challenging behaviours
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach quickly after taking on the role
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • An ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentations
    • A passion for student education
    • Some experience in managing junior staff

    In return we will offer you:
    • A competitive salary upwards of £32,000pa - DOE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. Such as Leadership and Management and Training with MOHOST author Sue Parkinson.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced OT specialists
    • Expert on site clinical supervision and peer support (x3 Band 7 posts at our Bury hospital)
    • 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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