Exciting Opportunity in Jersey - Locum Head of OT - Competitive Rates - Travel + Accommodation Provided.

Posted 20 May 2021
Salary£30 - £50 per hour
LocationJersey Channel Islands
Job type Temporary
DisciplineCommunity OT, Occupational Therapy Jobs
Contact NameHenry cooke

Job description

Maxxima has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to work as a Locum Head of Occupational Therapy managing a combined Health and Community Service in Jersey.

are very much negotiable and extremely competitive for the right candidate. The client will provide travel and accomodation expenses. This position is a service manager role in a combined Health and Community Service with a large department of 60 staff that cuts across acute, community, paediatrics and mental health and supporting all clinical areas - so will need to have extensive experience and preference will be given to those with a management qualification. We do also have alternative/less senior OT vacancies in Jersey, so get in touch if interested.

  • Lead and manage the Occupational Therapy (OT) Service, taking the responsibility for all aspects of planning, governance and delivery of an efficient and effective Occupational Therapy Service for the island’s population across acute and community services including both adult and children’s services.
  • Acting as the principal source of expertise and advice for Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation provision and ensuring that the services operate in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Government of Jersey.
  • Develop the OT services and promote best practice, facilitating the development and implementation of systems relating to clinical governance and policies and procedures in line with relevant best practice and legislation, to ensure that all patients wherever they are treated receive a high standard of care.
  • Lead, plan, develop and manage Occupational Therapy Services across all ages in order to ensure the clients and their families are assessed, supported and monitored by departmental professionals and by partner agencies in accordance with service and departmental policies, procedures and current best practice, in a consistent and equitable way.
  • Develop guidance and policy for clinical interventions and establish systems for clinical governance in department premises, private residential care and nursing homes and in patient's own homes and places of work in order to monitor and maintain good health, safety and compliance in these areas.
  • Lead the financial management for the areas of service to ensure the most cost-effective use is made of the resources and to contribute to the department's good financial governance and achievement of best value.
  • Develop a team of motivated OT professionals and support staff, guiding, directing and managing OT and designated staff to achieve their agreed objectives and to ensure their continuous development through performance management systems and appropriate training and development
  • Appraise the service's performance, overseeing the process in order to identify unmet needs, implement the use of outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the service and to interpret and action developments in OT practice in order to make recommendations to improve the service and to determine workloads and priorities for the OT role
  • Represent the OT services to the media, the public and other interested parties explaining any involvement in developing public related projects/services, ensuring any issues or complaints are resolved satisfactorily and positively promoting the services available to the public and other stakeholders in order to support understanding and appropriate usage of OT.
  • Review changes to UK legislation and elsewhere in order to recommend the implementation or modification of Jersey legislation for the wellbeing and health of the public. Input subject matter expertise to the overall decisions and development of island-wide strategies in order to develop improved community occupational therapy and other support services to meet island demographic changes


  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Postgraduate management qualification at Level 7 or equivalent practical management experience, including the supervision, recruitment and selection of qualified and support staff.
  • Current registration with the Health
    & Care Professions Council and be registered as an Occupational Therapist under the Health Care Registration Jersey Law 1995
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Occupational Therapy.
  • Expert and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy models of practice and treatment approaches in area of specialty (i.e. Model of Human Occupation, Occupational Performance Model, Sensory Integration, Postural Management, Accessible Environmental Design).
  • Knowledge of Health & Social Care legislation and current practice.
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application.
  • Knowledge of Health Service development plans and of new and existing services, service innovations and sustainable health and social care initiatives.
  • Excellent understanding of teaching/training others in dialectical behaviour therapy, safe handling and clinical supervision.
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of equipment, treatment modalities and adaptations.
  • Expert understanding of how to disseminate information to a variety of settings/professionals
  • Be located in Jersey, or willing to temporarily relocate (expenses included!)

Why Work With Maxxima?
The minute you register with Maxxima, we make it about one thing: you. The first time we talk, you'll realise we know your speciality inside out. Our expert recruitment consultants are here to find you the very best opportunities and help you every step of the way in securing the best placement.
Maxxima Benefits:

  • Dedicated and experienced consultants
  • Excellent and highly competitive rates of pay
  • Exclusive opportunities you won’t find anywhere else
  • Dedicated payroll consultant to ensure prompt payment
  • Guidance and advice on CV and interview techniques
  • Practical assistance with professional body registration
  • A choice of PAYE, umbrella or LTD company payments
  • Practical assistance with relocation, accommodation and DBS/CRB checks
  • The security of working with a CCS supplier, established since 2001
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The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

We are looking for someone to be available ASAP/ or with a minimum notice of a month. This will be a great opportunity so there will be alot of interest. If you would like more information about this role, or you would like to be put forward for it, please apply above or contact the OT team on 02077498286, henry.cooke@maxximagroup.com.