Occupational Therapist - Mental Health, Band 6

Location Oxford
Job type Contract
Salary £27 per hour
Contact Ruben Mota
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Reference 169352

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a locum role for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work full-time based in Oxford, within the Mental Health Team.

The pay rate for this locum Occupational Therapist job is £27 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month ongoing contract.

Working Hours:

  • 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

  • Possible to negotiate start/finish time to accommodate travel etc

Main Duties:

  • Managing a varied caseload of complex and at times highly complex cases using evidence based Occupational Therapy practice that follows client centred recovery principles. 

  • Assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating the outcome of interventions and documenting all stages of the process.

  • To be able to select, clinically reason and apply a range of occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

  • To work within a restricted environment risk assessing and managing opportunities to enhance and expand patients opportunities for occupational engagement.

  • Work effectively as a member of the MDT team on the ward, the wider inpatient Occupational Therapy team, and the team around the patient, inc. the patient themselves, their family, friends and carers, care coordinators, housing providers etc.

  • Participate actively in local meetings (clinical and operational as appropriate) and maintaining a high level of proactive communication with all those involved in an individuals’ care through formal, informal and in person and written lines of communication as indicated.

  • Participate in supporting distressed patients, including physical intervention to manage distress if required.

  • Clinical and managerial supervision will be offered 4 weekly (weekly for first two weeks).

Requirements of the Occupational Therapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy.

  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist.

  • Qualified Occupational Therapist with experience in working in mental health settings, and preferably knowledge of inpatient settings.

  • Proficient in using Occupational Therapy assessments (inc both standardised and non-standardised assessments).

  • Knowledge of model of human occupation and it’s assessments desirable.

  • Able to work autonomously and be proactive in seeking support outside of prearranged times when required.

  • Physically fit and able to support team in the management of distressed patients.

  • Car driver not essential although will need to be able to travel to Littlemore hospital site independently.

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Daily payroll

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive occupational therapy knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support

  • In house payroll system

  • Revalidation

  • Industry leading shift booking system

  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands

This Band 6 Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Ruben Mota; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.