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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2020.

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 263-CL20-007-LS

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
St Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you innovative in your thinking? Are you looking for a role which will give you the opportunity to develop new skills whilst using your existing ones? Would you like be part of a team which will change the way patients care is delivered? If so a position with the new Secure Community Forensic Team (SCFT) is for you.

Experienced Nurses and Occupational Therapists are invited to apply for the following posts: -

  • Band 7 Occupational Therapist, Clinical Lead
  • Band 6 Registered MH/LD Nurses,
  • Band 6 Occupational Therapists,

The Secure Community Forensic Team (SCFT) is

  • A multiagency team who will work with patients with a mental illness who are in secure care wards and who are transitioning to community care
  • Has shared governance through the North East & Cumbria Specialist Services Partnership
  • The SCFT will provide a co-produced service across CNTW and TEWV Foundation Trusts geographical area
  • Delivers treatment and therapies across the inpatient and community pathway
  • Will develop a culture of buddying and peer mentoring

The SCFT is an innovative service with ambitious plans to support inpatient services by delivering treatment and therapies to support their existing service, reduce the length of time a patient spends on a ward and offer intensive support to patients as they transition back into the community.

Our strength will lie in the people we employ and we will invest in your training, promote a strong teamwork ethic and ensure that you have the support and resources you need. You are required to have thorough understanding of assessment, management of risk and the skills to work with a range of external partner.

The team will work across CNTW & TEWV geographical footprint. You will work on a rota basis over 7 days between the hours of 8am & 8pm. You will be part of a MDT and involved in assessing patients, deliver treatments and therapies relevant to you discipline and skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rhona Macleod, Associate Director of Allied Health Professionals Secure Care on 0191 2467261, or Maria Leonard Clinical Manager on 0191 2456899.

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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