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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being.

The Cavell Centre is a state of the art unit which will offer patients purpose built accommodation with single en-suite bedrooms. It includes adult acute psychiatric wards, a psychiatric intensive care unit, older people’s mental health unit and a specialist service for people with learning disabilities.

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our Maple Unit based at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough. Maple Unit is a 22 bedded (14 Functional and 8 Dementia beds) assessment and treatment ward for older adults who is presenting with acute functional and organic mental health problems.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times. There are strong systems of support in place and development is encouraged. This post is open to newly qualified occupational therapist with the right attributes to enhance the team. If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health then we want to hear from you.

To find out information regarding CPFT, such as staff benefits, locations and services please visit the CPFT website, link to the right.

For further information relating to this role please contact the Ward Manager, Kumar Ponnusamy on  ( Phone number removed ) .

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

**Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration**

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for this Trust. We provide a recruitment administration service to a range of Primary Care Trusts within Cambridgeshire and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the employing organisation is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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