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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

Following promotion of the current post holder, the adult inpatient services are looking for an experienced, highly specialist Occupational Therapist with demonstrable leadership skills to build on the work already started by the inpatient therapy team. We are a close, occupational and recovery focused service that works as integral and valued members of our multidisciplinary teams.

Our success has recently been recognised with our CQC inspection which rated us as “Good”.

You will be based with our established psychiatric intensive care unit in Oxford (Ashurst) but will provide professional and supervisory leadership for Occupational Therapists across our inpatient units in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. You will also contribute to the work of the senior management team in the Directorate.

Occupational Therapy is a valued and recognised profession within the Trust. The Adult services have acknowledged the importance of clinical leadership with the new appointment of a professional lead so you will be well supported within your role.

We would encourage you to give us a call to discuss the role and welcome visits from interested applicants.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Lara Freeman, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy (Adult services):Tel-  ( Phone number removed )  Maxine Obeng, Matron for Ashurst ward:Tel-  ( Phone number removed ) 

Rebecca Kelly, Trust Professional Lead Occupational Therapist: Tel-  ( Phone number removed ) 

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service

  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers

  • Staff accommodation

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Lease car scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

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