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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Central and North West
Location
3 Beatrice Place, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 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 Research and Development (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 evidence-based practice 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 black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) OT group.

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

We recognise that Band 6 staff are often the backbone of our clinical teams and we will therefore support their development both clinically and managerially. You will have opportunities to supervise staff, be an educator and have access to both internal and external training.

CNWL are offering an exciting opportunity to work within a Continuing care setting in Kensington.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate Occupational Therapist who is committed to providing person centred care and evidence based practice with an occupational focus . The role includes:
  • individual assessment of occupational function and intervention planning
  • evaluation of programmes of care in individual and group settings
  • overseeing the group programme run by activity coordinators
  • providing advice or teaching to staff/colleagues
  • supporting relatives and/carers to enable understanding of residents needs
  • providing supervision and appraisal of junior staff and students
  • taking responsibility for defined projects contributing to the development of the service
  • liaising with other organisations in the community

The post holder will work as part of a passionate and supportive multidisciplinary team. They will work within the recovery framework encouraging independence, social integration and achievement of personalised recovery goals. There is scope for developing projects such as 'bringing the outside inside' and using the Quality Improvement model to enhance the service.

Patients on this unit are eligible for funding by the NHS due to the high level of their needs and you will have the opportunity to work with older adults with complex, severe and enduring mental health as well as progressive physical health needs including advanced dementia. Experience or skill in working with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and conducting postural and seating assessments is therefore desired and a robust awareness of risk, good verbal and written communication skills is essential.

The suitable candidate would be substantial years post qualification and have significant years' experience working with older adults and preferably experience in both physical and mental health. Although you would be a member of the MDT you would be required to work autonomously. You will receive support from your peers, ward/team manager, matron, reflective practice groups as well as receiving individual Occupational Therapy supervision.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Taiwo Okesami

Job title: Ward Manager

Email address: taiwo.okesami@nhs.net

Telephone number: 020 7361 7943

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Vaccination

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

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.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

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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