Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6)
Ref: CYG33265

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Cygnet Hospital Bury Hudson, BL8 2BS
Up to £38,000 DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 23 November 2023

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?


About Us
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your Role
Service Line:
Mental Health Forensic (Low and Medium Secure Services)

Summary of the site

Cygnet Bury is a large site consisting of 3 hospitals with a combined total of 15 wards. We have a Regional Lead of Occupational Therapy for the site and 3 Head Occupational Therapists for each of the hospitals.

Clinical: You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 13 service users. The clinical role would focus on one ward within our male Secure Mental Illness and Personality Disorder Service (MIPD low secure, and medium secure). You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

Leadership: You would report directly to the Head Occupational Therapist for the Hudson Hospital within Cygnet Bury, in the Secure Service line. You would also hold leadership and management responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy service of your allocated ward, providing clinical supervision for activity co-ordinators and maybe allocated line management of an Occupational Therapy Assistant and/or a newly qualified Occupational Therapist. You will be required to share a leadership responsibility and consistently contribute to the Hospital wide Occupational Therapy provision across the 6 LSU and MSU wards within the Hudson Hospital. You may also be required at times to deputise for the Head Occupational Therapist.

Our secure services at Cygnet Hudson Hospital, Bury are therapy and recovery focused, providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for male service users detained under the Mental Health Act. The aim is to effectively progress service users though the secure care pathway, into the least restrictive environment possible, while working to reduce the possibility of readmission back into secure care.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

We provide a significant range of in house training for all of our Occupational therapists. Opportunities include training in ‘MOHOST’, ‘Case Formulation’, ‘Sensory Modulation’ and ‘Recovery Through Activity’. We also have an in house Sensory Integration Preceptorship programme. We also offer Leadership and Management apprenticeship pathways for career development.

Under the leadership of our Occupational Therapy Directors we support over 160 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development and practice development.

Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway within a specialist field. Through this network across all Cygnet Hospitals nationally, we ensure our occupational therapists have a voice within the company.


5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  3. Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  5. We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level of your career.

Cygnet Health Care Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Free meals for staff on duty
  • Relocation package available  
  • Group pension plan helping you save for your future
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
  • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
  • Plus much more…

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it’s saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure – or securing your future with professional development and a pension – we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.

If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Sheanagh Pearson McAuliffe - Head Occupational Therapist – Cygnet Bury Hudson Hospital on 07515051306. Alternatively email using sheanaghpearsonmcauliffe@cygnethealth.co.uk

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

*Recruitment agencies please note: Speculative emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own*

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