Are you an experienced Head / Lead Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge within mental health?
Give your career a positive change with an exciting opportunity that has become available at Cygnet Ealing.
Cygnet Hospital Ealing is seeking to appoint an experienced Head of Occupational Therapy to provide leadership and management OT staff and operations in Cygnet Hospital Ealing and Cygnet Kenton Lodge.
Cygnet Hospital a 27 bedded hospital nestled in the heart of Ealing with 10 minutes’ walk from Ealing Broadway tube station and the High street. There are two wards of 17 bedded eating disorder and 9 beds Personality disorder services. Both are ‘NHS England Commissioned Tier 4 Specialist Services’. We have an established teams of MDT specialists working full time in this well-resourced service. The MDT includes full time ward doctors x 3, psychologists and assistant psychologists, a senior dietician, expressive/creative therapist, senior social worker and an assistant, senior OT x2 and OTA x 2, 6 nursing team leaders and ward managers among others.
Kenton Lodge is a 15 bedded locked female rehabilitation service located 2 miles from Cygnet hospital Ealing. Kenton Lodge has one senior OT and an OT based on site and the post holder is expected to provide leadership and management of the OT service in Kenton Lodge.
We are Service User focused and use established outcome measures to tailor our treatment packages within established care pathways. Cygnet hospital Ealing and Cygnet Kenton Lodge are proud of its commitment to the provision of high quality, outcomes focused, value driven services. This is reflected in our recent NHSE and CQC service reviews and in our ‘excellence accreditation’ from the RCPsych and AIMS accreditations. We are committed to working in collaboration with our service users and their relatives and co-producing positive health outcomes together. The service user is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.
The post holder will work as Head of Occupational Therapy across Cygnet Hospital Ealing, The Occupational Therapy team forms part of the Multidisciplinary team and provides comprehensive input across admission, rehabilitation, and pre-discharge. The OT team includes Occupational Therapists (x2) and a Therapy Assistant in Ealing Hospital, and one Occupational Therapist and assistant at Kenton Lodge. The department also includes secondment opportunities for talented health care assistants with skill sets to assist the team. The holder will also potentially recruit an activities coordinator for weekend, given feedback from our service users.
We are looking for people who have:
- A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy and registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
- Membership of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy) or equivalent
- Currently operating as a Highly Specialist (Band 7) / Lead / Senior OT (or equivalent)
- Experience in the field of adult mental health is essential, ideally within an in-patient setting
- The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team; contributing to care planning and risk assessments
- Experience of leading and facilitating individual / group treatment sessions