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Occupational Therapist Band 5

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Job Overview

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to join our established team at The Lakes. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic occupational therapist to work as part of our clinical and therapeutic team. The post holder will expected to work Monday-Friday flexibly between the hours on 9:00am - 8:00pm providing both group and individual interventions. The Lakes is based in Colchester and provides a service to North Essex. It is an Adult Acute Inpatient Unit with 2 wards – Gosfield, 18 male beds & Ardleigh, 18 female beds. The wards provide inpatient care to people when their mental illness cannot be managed in the community. The Unit also provides the Health Based Place of Safety (Section 136 Suite).

It is an exciting time within our Acute Services as there is a national focus on ‘Improving acute psychiatric care for adults in England.’ Locally we have started to implement service improvements including the modernisation of our units, and we are innovatively developing our operational model, reviewing how it supports the whole system.

You will need to demonstrate proven leadership skills, including day to day clinical management, performance management and a commitment and drive to achieve high quality and safety standards

The Trust reserves the right to close this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date. For adverts where we anticipate a large response we will only accept a maximum of 50 applicants.This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.

Consideration will be given to those NHS Staff who have been designated as 'Staff affected by change' or 'At Risk'.

Please note that if you apply online and are short listed, you will be invited for interview via your NHS Account.

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.

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