Lead Occupational Therapist

St Andrew's Healthcare
Circa £45000 p/a plus excellent benefits
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Lead Occupational Therapist – Women’s Mental Health Pathway
Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity with an excellent reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare. We transform the lives of people with the greatest mental health needs. Throughout our 178-year history we have helped some of society’s most vulnerable people and today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s Healthcare the perfect place to take your career to a new level.
The women’s mental health pathway specifically meets the needs of women, many of whom have a comorbid diagnosis; providing a safe place for rehabilitation and recovery.
There are three specialist services for personality disorder, mental illness and rehabilitation. There is provision for patients with complex needs (such as comorbid personality disorder and challenging behaviour) and we have a psychiatric intensive care a unit for women. The pathway runs across our Birmingham, Essex and Northampton sites.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to join our team. As a highly motivated and visionary leader, you will be accountable for the delivery of a comprehensive OT service within our Pathway. It includes the management of all OT service resources including staff, finances, facilities and information across all 3 sites, with management responsibility for OT’s across 14 wards. You will recruit, develop, lead and line manage staff, facilitate the achievement of agreed OT service objectives and contribute to the overall strategic direction of the Charity.
As Lead OT you are expected to carry a flexible clinical caseload which is commensurate with the role. You will be committed to be patient-focused, use evidence-based practice and be able to share this with the staff in the team and work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. With occupation at the core, you will need to evidence knowledge and application of occupational performance assessments, outcome measures and interventions relevant to our patient group. You demonstrate sound professional practice, have great interpersonal skills, be highly motivated and resilient.
Closing date: 2nd October 2016
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