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Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Working with The Huntercombe Group is rewarding and varied. Through our “Conversation into Action” programme we actively encourage our employees to get involved and to drive organisational change for the better.

Huntercombe Hospital - Maidenhead is a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health hospital, dedicated to providing high quality specialised inpatient clinical care for young people of both genders. We provide comprehensive treatment programs tailored to patients’ individual needs for 12 - 18 year olds with severe mental health problems, including eating disorders.

On the hospital site there is a purpose-built 29 bed psychiatric intensive care service (PICU) for patients with severe mental Illness who require very specialist and intensive treatment. The 20 bed eating disorders service is housed separately in the original Manor House.

We work closely with the young person’s local services to develop a seamless and successful transition to on-going support and recovery in the community following inpatient treatment, and when appropriate are able to continue inpatient treatment for up to a year beyond the 18th birthday to facilitate this transition.

The hospital is located near Maidenhead approximately 1 mile from junction 7 of the M4 motorway

As a Lead Occupational Therapist you will need to participate in the provision of high quality therapeutic activities, using a wide range of approaches to suit the patient’s varying needs. Encourage independence and personal choice and help to provide an environment which is conducive to patients with varied and complex needs realising their potential to live as independently as they can find possible.

This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of a clinical team, working closely with patients and other healthcare professionals to deliver the best care and rehabilitation for patients.

Our Lead Occupational Therapists play an instrumental role in the lives of individuals, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

When you join The Huntercombe Group as Lead Occupational Therapist, you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all puts people first.

As a Lead Occupational Therapist working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your main duties will be:-

  • To participate in the provision of high therapeutic activities, using a wide range of approaches to suit the patients varying needs
  • To encourage independence and personal choice and help provide an environment which is conductive to patients with varied and complex needs
  • Be able to provide evidence based practice and that is outcome focused
  • Work collaboratively with a MDT (including cross functionality) through effective leadership and motivational skills
  • To take an active role in your own personal and professional development and to be able to support junior staff in their development.
  • Ensure that you provide evidence-based practice and are outcome focussed
  • Continually strive for clinical excellence whilst retaining integrity, technical skill and competence

To join The Huntercombe Group as an Lead Occupational Therapist you will:-

  • Have a minimum BSc or recognised postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Hold current HCPC registration
  • Be able to work autonomously and within a MDT.
  • Have a person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
  • Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
  • Have a legal right to work in the UK

In return we offer you:

  • Induction and ongoing training and CPD opportunities
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Contributory Personal Pension Scheme
  • Nurse Referral Scheme

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do, please click Apply now.

To learn more about The Huntercombe Group please visit our website.

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