Occupational TherapistLow Secure Mental Health / PICUEssexSalary: £24,750 - £31,000 per annum (Depending on Experience)Hours: Full-time 37.5
Job DescriptionOccupational Therapist
Low Secure Mental Health / PICU
Salary: £24,750 - £31,000 per annum (Depending on Experience)
Hours: Full-time 37.5 per week
9 – 12 month fixed term contract / secondment
You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare
A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. We are currently transforming the Charity and have introduced Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) as the vehicle to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’. This will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility.
The Role and Person
Applications are invited from Occupational Therapists for this rewarding position, which will see you working with our patients who present with a complex range of needs. The post offers full time hours and is based in Basildon, Essex.
The Occupational Therapy team is part of an ever changing, organic service, seeking out new ideas to meld with established practice. Throughout the Charity Occupational Therapists strive to deliver the best treatment interventions in collaboration with our patient group. Evidencing and researching the professional impact is actively promoted, with a growing recognition of the relevance of occupational science in underpinning our practice.
We work with a range of patients, presenting with complex conditions including physical, behavioural and cognitive needs. We value working with the whole person, focusing on consolidation of core OT skills, with the clear potential to move on towards developing specialist skills including Sensory Integration.
As a registered OT you would be joining a highly motivated, knowledgeable and innovative OT team. Experience will be gained as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offering OT specific assessment and treatment to groups and individuals within your care. Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT.
As an employee of St Andrews you will hold an inclusive and ‘can do’ attitude in approaching your work, seeking to offer Occupational Therapy to all patients within our care. You will demonstrate good understanding of OT within secure services, including an application of risk assessment skills. In sharing your experience of applying the OT process, you should also emphasise how you promote our specialism as a profession.
You will have opportunity to undertake a comprehensive OT induction package, as well as a full preceptorship programme through your first 12 months including monthly clinical supervision from a registered OT. Continued professional development is encouraged, with access to a range of in-house CPD events, as well as an expectation to support the development and training of OT students. Further opportunities include networking opportunities with colleagues of the same and different grades within the service and wider Charity. This affords opportunities offering an extensive grounding for your development as a dynamic and innovative Occupational Therapy practitioner.
Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
• Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
• ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
• Pension and life assurance
• Sickness policy on par with the NHS
• 35 days annual leave, increasing further after 10 years' service
• Cycle to work scheme
• Healthcare cash plan
• Free parking
• Paid DBS application
Closing date – 6th April 2020.