Occupational Therapist

High Wycombe, England, gb
Company: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Category: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-24 06:04:19

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced Occupational Therapist to work within the Chiltern Community Mental Health Team.

This role will be undertaken in multi-disciplinary teams with an ethos of team working which is implemented to deliver high quality care to meet the needs of patients at all stages of their illness and recovery.

You will have the knowledge and experience of working with service users suffering from severe and enduring mental health problems. You will demonstrate a passion for supporting recovery and challenging the stigma that mental health service users experience. You will work to the values of anti-oppressive practice, empowerment and recovery orientated and patient centred care, with a strong focus on the bio-psycho-social perspective of mental health. 

 As well as core competency in Occupational Therapy, you will have a strong working knowledge of the Care Act 2015, Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. You will be supported to work to your professional strength as this meets the team vision of patients experiencing the right professional input at the right time.

You will thrive from working in a challenging, busy yet professionally rewarding environment amongst colleagues who work to support each other and promote wellbeing. You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions who hold your development as centrally important. Regular supervision will be provided and you will be encouraged to undertake any training relevant to your professional development.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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