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Lead Occupational Therapist

The Priory Group
Potters Bar

Job Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Priory Hospital Potters Bar is a 50 bedded hospital with 4 wards specialising in acute specialist mental health services. We provide patient care pathways in partnership with the NHS, offering high quality, value for money, responsive mental health services.

The hospital is located just of the M25 making it easily accessible from London, the Home Counties and East Anglia. It is also well located for patient access to the town and local services. Our recently refurbished hospital offers en-suite accommodation for male and female patients in our acute wards and for male and female patients in our 2 new HDU wards. We offer psychological and occupational therapy and social and recreational activities. We put great emphasis on providing a homely and welcoming environment for patients and visiting carers and a secure garden area is also available.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Occupational Therapist to work in an acute mental health setting in Potters Bar. The candidate will be responsible for managing and leading an OT Department using evidence-based and patient-centred principles to support service users throughout their recovery. As the service is relatively new, the post-holder will have the opportunity to be involved in service development of the hospital. There are also exciting opportunities for continuing professional development. The post holder will hold a BSc in Occupational Therapy together with HCPC registration, have experience working in a mental health setting and preferably experience managing a team.

The role will involve:

  • Assessing and identifying occupational needs based on the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), and implementing interventions which provide service users with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for independent living.
  • Leading an Occupational Therapy Department consisting of an Occupational Therapist and Activity Coordinators.
  • Facilitating occupational therapy interventions on an individual and group basis.
  • Working as part of an MDT to contribute to clinical discussions about service user needs.
  • Service Development
  • Participating in training, development and clinical supervision.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Enhanced Maternity pay inline with NHS.
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Just Drive scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension options

For further information about the role, please contact Marc Sycamore on 01707 85 85 85 or [Click here to apply].

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Contact Info

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Priory Group
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