West London Mental Health NHS Trust provides physical and mental health care to people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. Our services include community-based integrated care for people with long-term conditions, public health programmes for children and adults, smoking cessation and a full range of mental healthcare in the community, in hospital and secure settings in west London and at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.
We positively welcome applications from people who represent diverse communities and those with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities.
West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Grade: Band 6
Department: Occupational Therapy Service - Local Services
Location: Lakeside Mental Health Unit
West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Local Inpatient Services comprises of three acute units across three Boroughs, based in Ealing, Hounslow and, Hammersmith and Fulham. The services provide a wide range of clinical services for adults with diverse Mental Health needs. The Inpatient Services provide OT assessment and treatment for a variety of service users from the age of 18 and above who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems, promoting Recovery at all stages of an individual’s admission.
We are currently looking for Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Inpatient Service.
The post is based within Lakeside Mental Health Unit and covers the male assessment ward. Knowledge and skills of adults with mental health conditions is essential, although experience with older adults would also be desirable for this post as may be required to supervise the band 5 OT working in this area.
The inpatient OT team has an Occupational Therapist allocated to each clinical area (that’s 2 Band 6 posts and 3 Band 5 posts) as well as 3 OT support staff and an overarching Band 7 Clinical Lead OT. Supporting this structure is a Head Occupational Therapist who oversees all three inpatient services across the three boroughs. We work closely with Arts Therapies and other members of the MDT.
The post holder will support both the Band 7 Clinical Lead OT within the unit, as well as the Head OT and other Band 6 and Clinical Lead OT’s within the Inpatient service to develop the new ways of delivering Occupational Therapy within Local Services. The post holder will need to work flexibly with change in terms of the post as it currently stands and potential evolvement of the role in line with Local Services and Occupational Therapy service changes.
The role includes managing a caseload, providing comprehensive assessment, group work and clinical expertise, whilst supporting the development and delivery of In-Patient OT service. The role will also include the supervision and development of preceptee and full Band 5 OT’s, in addition to providing clinical supervision for the activity co-ordinators in the unit. The post holder will collate data and will be responsible for supporting audits and service user satisfaction reports about the OT service. They will be required to deputise for the Band 7 Clinical Lead OT in their absence and enable the smooth running, leadership and co-ordination of those they oversee.
If other band 6 posts within Inpatient care within Local Services CSU arising in the near future would be of interest to you, please identify this at interview.
• Staff support, supervision and performance review
• Further training and educational opportunities
For an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Krupa Patel, Clinical Lead OT on Tel ( Phone number removed ) or e-mail ( Email address removed ) Alternatively ring Lynn Cleminson, Head OT to discuss on ( Phone number removed ) or e-mail ( Email address removed )
We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.
If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you not have been short-listed on this occasion.
All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly
All registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.
We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.
West London Mental Health Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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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