Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Ardenleigh Hospital
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Band 5 Occupational Therapist
HCPC registration and profession specific qualification is required for this post; Diploma, BSC or MSC in Occupational Therapy (OT)
Ardenleigh Hospital - Women's Secure Care Blended Service
Full Time 37.5 hours
An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Ardenleigh women's blended service team. This is an exciting opportunity as there are only 3 other blended services within the UK. The successful applicant will join an already established Occupational Therapy Service, which aims to provide assessment, treatment, rehabilitation to our service users with complex needs. Birmingham is culturally diverse city; as a team we are looking to provide OT services that are compassionate, inclusive, and committed to our service users and staff to ensure excellent care.
The service prides itself on striving to support the recovery of working age females detained under both criminal and civil sections of the Mental Health Act who experience severe and enduring mental health problems, acute mental illness and often present with behaviours that challenge. As recovery focused professional you will act as a role model in promoting recovery, addressing inequalities such as employment, education and physical health.
Main duties of the job
Are you looking for an opportunity to work as a member of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team?
Are you seeking an opportunity for developing your skills in assessment and intervention formulation?
Then come and join our department based team where you will experience:
- Working with a diverse range of professionals in care delivery and hold your own case load
- Being clinically active in the use of a range of assessments to formulate treatment needs
- Being creative in co-producing and facilitating 1:1 and group treatments within the team of OTA's, technical and physical health staff
- Opportunity to be innovative and supported to develop your professional knowledge and skills and engage within projects focussed on developing services
- Delivering services within a recovery and trauma informed framework
- Have an assigned line manager and clinical supervisor
- Encouragement to develop competencies towards a band 6 role through annual development reviews, CPD and reflective practice
- Delivering services across the acute and rehabilitation pathway from admission to discharge into the community in collaboration with community Occupational Therapists and third sector organisations
- Good practice sharing across the secure care service, Men's, Women's CAMHS, personality disorder, low secure, and Offender health pathways through service wide developments and peer supervision
- For newly qualified OT's RCOT and Trust preceptorship programmes
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.
Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.
For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.
We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.
Training and Qualifications
Knowledge and skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).