Occupational Therapist (Band 7 / Highly Specialist)
Ref: CYG06833

  • Location
  • Cygnet Bury, Buller Street, Bury, BL8 2BS
  • Salary
  • £38,765 - £44,606 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 23/10/2019
  • Are you looking for a new challenge in Mental Health?

    We are looking for a Highly Specialist (Band 7) Occupational Therapist to join the team on a full time basis, 40 hours a week, at our service Cygnet Bury.

    Cygnet Hospital Bury provides a wide range of inpatient mental health services for men and women including specialist deaf services and CAMHS provision for adolescents. Security levels range between medium secure to rehabilitation services.

    Upper West is Cygnet Hospital Bury’s medium secure service for women. Upper West, supports both hearing and Deaf women with a range of complex care needs including personality disorder, mental illness and detachment disorders.

    This post is a temporary contract 9-12 months and reduced hours would be considered.

    In this role you will:

    As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of patients within the service.
    In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to service user’s diagnosis and identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly.
    Prioritisation is key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.

    The Successful Candidate:

    • A Degree / Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
    • Experience in the field of adult mental health is essential
    • Currently an experienced Band 6 or a Band 7 OT
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Excellent communication / time management skills

    In return we will offer you:

    • Up to £38,765 - £44,606 - DOE
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support allowing for clinical case discussion
    • Opportunity to attend regular OT meetings focused on CPD, service development, and clinical case discussion
    • OT email group for peer support and face-to-face service meetings bi-monthly in your specialist area
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists – Sue Parkinson and Eadioan Breathnach
    • Free meals on duty
    • Sensory Integration Preceptorship
    • Opportunity to enrol onto the Sensory Integration Network to become a Sensory Practitioner

    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 Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.


    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*

    Click the link to apply.

  • Job Description
  • CYGNET_OT_Job_Description_Band_7_.doc

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