(KS61) Senior Occupational Therapist Forensic Services

Surrey | £35,000.00 - 41,000.00 Per Annum (Plus Bens )

We are delighted to be working with a private hospital based in the South of England who are currently offering a 'Senior Occupational Therapist' position.
You will be working within the multidisciplinary team at a private hospital and help people build a brighter future.

The forensic mental health service at at a private hospital which provides psychiatric care for up to 28 male service users between the ages of 18-65 who are experiencing an acute crisis in their mental health. Service users are given the opportunity to develop new skills, optimise functioning and maximise their quality of life; with the transparent aim of progressing towards discharge to the community.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you will manage a caseload using an evidence-based approach and client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. These will provide service users with the confidence, skills and coping strategies to function in everyday life. With prior experience in a similar role from the NHS or private sector, you will carry a designated caseload to identify occupational therapy goals as part of service users' overall care plan through assessment tools.

 Job Responsibilities
  • Receive and respond promptly to new admissions, undertaking service user assessments to identify and prioritise needs, before planning and delivering the appropriate and relevant interventions either on an individual or group basis. The OT team follows MOHO (Model of Human Occupation).
  • Maintain evaluation records of performance for individuals, providing verbal and written feedback forward rounds and discharge planning meetings. Actively participate in the clinical discussion of service user’s needs and development of care plans.
  • Contribute to discharge planning and in supporting service users through their recovery pathway back into the community.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient management and supervision of more junior staff (2 Occupational Therapy assistants).
  • Maintain and develop close working relationships with professional and clinical colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring clinical practise is in line with hospital policies and procedures and complies with statutory regulations and quality standards.
  • Contribute to business growth by actively promoting therapy services in line with the local unit’s business plan.
  • Maintain effective communication links with service users, relatives, carers and external professionals throughout the service user’s rehabilitation journey.
  • Contribute towards service evaluation and development.
  • To hold a BSC (Hons) or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC registration.
  • RCOT membership is recommended, though not essential.
  • To have at least 2 years clinical experience including some experience of working in a mental health inpatient setting.
  • Previous experience of working in an acute setting would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Annual salary of £35,360- £40,588 (Pro Rata)
  • £5,000 Welcome Bonus (Pro Rata)
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off! (Pro Rata)
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

If this role is of interest to you, please upload your CV via the website or alternatively you could email your CV to kavins@ksgmedical.co.uk