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Specialist Occupational Therapist (band 6)

Taunton, Somerset
£30,000 to £35,000
Job Type
12 Sep 2022
Are you an experienced Band 5 looking for progression or a Band 6 OT who is passionate about sharing and developing your knowledge and skills in a wholly supportive environment taking that next step in your career? Do you have bundles of creativity, enthusiasm and a caring nature, coupled with a can do attitude and solution focused approach that is required to support our patients in their mental health journey? About Us Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales. Service line: Mental Health Adults Acute - Male Working hours: 40 per week Summary of the site: Acute Working Age Adults (Male) MDT Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate doctor, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Activity Coordinators, Active Life Coaches 17 patients on ward Head OT Small fully collaborative site, working in a unique countryside setting being both close to the coast and areas of outstanding natural beautyWe have the exciting opportunity for Band 6 OT. Based on our acute, working age male mental health wards here at Taunton, where you will afford our patients the opportunity to assess, support and offer brief evidence based interventions based on specific needs of each individual. You will be an integral part of the MDT providing an evidence based therapeutic programme through a range of activities both within the hospital and in the community, whilst supporting the Head OT in managing the small team and with delegated tasks We use a variety of different media to support all patients in their mental health journey and follow an evidenced based OT service line model of care. We are very fortunate to have our hospital based in wonderful peaceful countryside with over 12 acres of grounds in the hospital which we have a growing back to health project in this wonderful setting. You will be part of a small occupational therapy team, with Band 5 OT s, OTA S and AC s as well as Active Life Coaches. The emphasis we place is on fully on supporting your development, whilst developing the junior members of the team through effective supervision and weekly catch up meetings. You will receive thorough and comprehensive induction programme, weekly and monthly check-ins and both clinical and managerial supervisions. At Cygnet we offer a number of development opportunities within the organisation such as clinical development (MOHO and VdTMoCA) and well as managerial and clinical development (leadership pathways). We also afford you the opportunity to have exposure to other service lines We would strongly encourage and invite any potential applicants to arrange a visit to our site to meet with the Head OT and team Occupational Therapy Directorate Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 150 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development. Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway. We ensure our occupational therapists have a voice through participating in service model development, utilising the expertise and support of our clinical lead occupational therapists. 5 reasons why you should make an application today We care about people in our services Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor Induction & service line training in area of specialism Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.Cygnet Health Care Benefits Free parking Free meals for staff on duty Relocation package available Group pension plan helping you save for your future NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts) Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice. Plus much more A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it s saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure or securing your future with professional development and a pension we support you to be happy both in & out of work
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  • Job Reference: 710451542-2
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Cygnet Health Care
    Cygnet Health Care
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent