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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-BM-816

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Occupational Therapy, Crowthorne
Salary:
£29,452.50 - £38,377 pa i

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, and if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits.

We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.

The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:

  • helping children and young people with mental health issues
  • supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
  • assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
  • helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
  • treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
  • helping people remain independent in the community
  • running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.

We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.

We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.

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This is an exciting opportunity to work within a well-established, staffed and resourced and respected Occupational Therapy service with patients with a primary diagnosis of personality disorder or mental illness.

The post will be based within the high security forensic environment and offers a great development opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to develop their skills. The hospital will be moving to a new bespoke hospital which will be the most modern high security forensic hospital in the country focusing on innovative care to a challenging and interesting patient group. We have a strong commitment to multi-professional working within the clinical team, focussing on reducing risk and offending behaviours.


We are looking to recruit a resourceful, motivated Occupational Therapist, experienced in mental health (though not necessarily in forensic) who enjoys new challenges.


We offer a number of opportunities including regular supervision, comprehensive CPD packages and the opportunity to be involved in the development of the service.

All staff members take part in a comprehensive induction and there will be opportunities to develop clinical and specialist skills in this area.

The post is located at Broadmoor Hospital, which is located in a beautiful part of Berkshire, easily accessed via both the M3 & M4 motorways.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you not have been short-listed on this occasion.

 
For further details / informal visits contact:

Annie London, Head of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Therapy services on 01344 754719 or via email: Annie.London@wlmht.nhs.uk




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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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