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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-AMHS-10-C

West London NHS Trust
Allied Health Professionals
Crisis Assessment & Treatment (Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham), Isleworth
£36,070 - £42,712 pa pro rata inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Band

Crisis and Treatment Teams

West London NHS Trust, Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham

We are looking to welcome you! – an experienced Occupational Therapist with knowledge and understanding of working with individuals during a mental health crisis. Working with service-users at a vulnerable time, we are looking for someone who is committed to making a positive difference in their lives.

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams (CATT) are an integrated, multi-disciplinary, community based teams offering initial assessments for service users referred to secondary mental health services. CATT offer pathway planning, brief interventions (up to 12 weeks) and crisis intervention in the community which could include intensive, short-term home based treatment where it is appropriately indicated. The team is responsible for gate keeping all inpatient admissions into West London’s Acute Adult Mental Health Services, facilitating early discharge for the inpatient wards and community recovery house.

The post holder will work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team with the opportunity to grow and develop the Occupational Therapy role, with the support of a Senior Occupational Therapist. The Occupational Therapists are part of a wider occupational therapy team within West London NHS Trust and are given the opportunity to link in and network with peers during our Band 5/6 AHP Development Program, AHP Forum and regular training and events.

CATT work in partnership with people using mental health services and their families or carers, in order to prevent distress, deterioration and promote recovery. The post holder will have a defined caseload of clients with complex needs using evidenced-based/client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop groups and will work closely with the Occupational Therapy team based in the inpatient units.

This role will offer an array of learning and research possibilities enabling you to expand your experience and skills base. Training and development needs are also identified through appraisal and a well-developed supervision system is in place.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLeah MadnickJob titleProfessional Lead OT, AMHSEmail addressleah.madnick@westlondon.nhs.ukTelephone number07591987316Additional contact information

Abbie Walker (CATT Hounslow Team manager)

Leah Madnick (Professional Lead OT, AMHS)

Or 07591987316

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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