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Occupational Therapist - Mental Health - Band 6

Job Reference: 201-19-016-B

Employer:
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Cove Ward
Location:
Longreach House, Redruth
Salary:
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about our Trust please click on the Trust's further link on this webpage.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644. After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to "Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients

Cove Ward is a newly-established 15 bedded unit with a multi-disciplinary team providing fast stream rehabilitation and recovery for patients in Cornwall. It provides an innovative opportunity to support our patients to receive high quality care and remain close to home.

We are currently seeking a Band 6 occupational therapist who is passionate about working with people admitted to the ward to support their transition to home, helping them develop satisfying roles and routines in their local community.

Cove Ward will provide care, treatment and support to any person experiencing mental illness and need admission. Some people may also present with physical and cognitive impairments. This post-holder will provide specialist occupational therapy assessments and interventions to maintain and restore patients’ roles, routines and skills that are disrupted by their illness. They will contribute a specific occupational therapy perspective to planning and facilitating discharge; working with the local Home Treatment Team, community mental health services and other organisations to facilitate discharge and prevent future admissions is a key part of the role. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate how they would provide an innovative, creative and evidenced based service model within this environment.

You could be part of this multi-disciplinary team, working to bring innovative, quality solutions to support people with mental health conditions. This role also comprises part of the ward leadership team, with an intrinsic role in the ongoing evaluation and development of the service. Additionally, the in-patient occupational therapy service has a monthly best practice meeting which supports service innovation and evidence-based practice. There will be regular supervision with the professional lead occupational therapist and opportunities for CPD.

Whether you’re already living in Cornwall or looking to relocate, you could take the next step in your career and benefit from living in a beautiful part of the country whilst making a real difference to patients. We are proud of our innovative and patient safety focused culture.

 

 



For further details / informal visits contact:

Lesley Martin – Professional Lead Occupational Therapist

 

Joby Plant – Cove Ward Manager by emailing joby.plant@nhs.net or 01209 318 988.




To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund to support CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust also brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Free access to individual RCNi portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Multiple flexible working options

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.


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.


UK Registration

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



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