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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 7)
Ref: CYG35868

Cygnet Kenney House, OL8 2QH
£45,492 - £47,836 p/a (Depends on experience)
Full Time
Closing date
Tuesday 28 May 2024

Are you an experienced 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.

We are currently recruiting for an outstanding Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our team at our new service; Kenney House (Acute, PICU and Rehab Female Mental Health) opening in September 2024. This post holder would work within a new Occupational Therapy team and multi-disciplinary team based on one of three wards at site.

Your Role:

Service Line: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Post: Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 7 Equivalent) at Cygnet Kenney House

Base: PICU ward, Cygnet Kenney House, Wester Hill Road, Oldham, OL8 2QH.

Hours: 40 hours per week 

Salary: £45,492 - £47,836 (Depends on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Cygnet Kenney House:

Cygnet Kenney House is our new Acute, PICU and Mental Health Rehabilitation hospital for women. The service will be opening in September 2024.

The service is split across three wards (Acute, PICU and Rehabilitation); the specialist high support inpatient rehabilitation service for women who have severe and enduring mental illness, the acute ward which provides a safe and stabilising environment for women who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission and the PICU service which caters for emergency admissions for women experiencing an acute period of mental illness that cannot be managed in an open acute inpatient setting.

The new 12 bed PICU service for women will accept emergency and crisis admissions from all areas including acute wards and forensic services. Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help individuals to regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and, ultimately, return home.

Main duties:

Clinical: You and your team will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 44 people (over the 3 services). You will work with a full multidisciplinary team (on site) in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction. You will promote the importance of enabling people to do the things they want, need or are expected to do to support them being well in life.

Leadership: You would report directly to the Regional Lead Occupational Therapist. You would also hold leadership and management responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy service, providing supervision for the Occupational Therapists within Kenney House.  You will be required to share leadership responsibility and consistently contribute to the site wide Occupational Therapy provision.

This role includes opportunities for learning, development and research, supported by a robust appraisal and supervision structure based on RCOT’s Career Development Framework. At Cygnet Healthcare, we have a strong occupational focus through support and direction from Clinical Leads, Regional Leads and our Occupational Therapy Directors. We use evidence-based practice within each of our service lines, as defined by our clinical steering groups, of which Occupational Therapists play a key role. 

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our Occupational Therapy Directors we support over 170 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.

Every service line has a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway. We ensure our Occupational Therapists have a voice through participating in service model development and by utilising the expertise and support of our Clinical Lead Occupational Therapists.

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 in 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/conversation with the clinical manager, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact:

Victoria Wisniewski (Director of Occupational Therapy: North) on 07855776923

Sacha Barnes (Clinical Manager at Kenney House) on 07384 516259

What next?

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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.

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