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Senior Occupational Therapists

Central and North West
Beaufort House, Uxbridge
Competitive salary
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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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.

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R&D strategy, R& D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.

If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

In Hillingdon we are transforming our model of case management as part of the North West London - Integrated Care Model. It is an exciting opportunity to develop new ways of working to integrate physical health and mental health within primary care.. The means of delivering active case management and care coordination that has been developed in Hillingdon is the Care Connection Team. Initially introduced to address the care needs of patients over 65, with long term conditions and at risk of admission/frequent hospital attendance, the CCT is now expanding and evolving to include those aged 18 and over, as well as integrating mental health support.

This is an exciting opportunity for two Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join the Hillingdon Primary Care Mental Health Team and work as part of the CCT in Hillingdon to develop this new model. The specific skills of OT are being sought to complement the existing nursing team. This will enable the post holders the opportunity to develop specific occupationally focused elements of the service including group work, vocation as well as holistic occupational needs assessments (40% of the role). You will provide care to patients to prevent escalation of their health and/or social care needs at a Primary care level thereby reducing the need for them to access secondary care services. Where appropriate you will work at the primary/secondary care interface to facilitate movement of patients between primary and secondary care services.

The generic element of the role (60%) includes providing mental health assessments and offers short term interventions to support this client group. The post holder will actively contribute to formulating a joint care plan with our CCT colleagues. You will also act as a contact point and provide a link/liaison role to GP practices.

We are looking for a well organised individuals who are committed to a user focused, recovery-based approach and able to work creatively and effectively in this busy and demanding role. The successful candidates will have the ability to effectively manage a rapidly changing caseload of individuals requiring time limited interventions. The role will also involve considerable travel around the Borough therefore requiring use of a motorised vehicle/bike/moped would be desirable but not essential. Most clinical work takes place within GP surgeries.

In return we offer a friendly, supportive working environment and demonstrate a commitment to learning and development for all staff. All OTs are provided with a professional supervision structure and access to the robust and well-developed OT CPD and R&D opportunities in the trust. The team currently operates Monday to Friday, 9-5pm but part-time and flexible working will also be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katherine Sims Head Occupational Therapist 07714095025

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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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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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