Band 7 Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Posted 21 May 2021
Salary£26 - £34 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineMental health OT, Occupational Therapy Jobs
Contact NameHenry cooke

Job description

Maxxima is excited to offer competitive rates to a confident Band 7 Occupational Therapist, to work in an acute mental health department in Chase farm hospital.

The contract is a part-time 22.5 (7.5 over three days ) hours per week, until August with a potential extension. Rates will range from £26-34

The Acute Occupational Therapy Inpatient Team provides assessment and treatment programmes to clients on the three Adults inpatient wards, the PICU and the Rehabilitation ward. The Team provides Specialist Therapy assessments to clients and offers a needs lead, client centred individual and group-based Activity and Therapy Programme.
Clients on the inpatient wards present with acute or enduring mental health symptoms, and often have other co-existing diagnoses which may include a range of physical diagnoses. Some clients have been detained under the Mental Health Act and may need skilled support in integrating back in the community following admission to hospital.
The therapy role within the team often involves functional assessments and providing professional advice which actively informs the teams risk assessments and discharge plans. The team works collaboratively with the wards’ Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

The successful candidate will need:
  • To be confident with complex case, load management
  • Mental health experience is prefered
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • To work alongside a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Good clinical reasoning skills and equipment knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills including documentation
If this seems like a position that interests you, please do apply above, or contact the Occupational Therapy team at Maxxima on 02077498286. Email for any queries related to this post.

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