Head Occupational Therapist Band 8a

Band 8a

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Occupational Therapist
Band 8a
full time 37.5 hours per week
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Luton Inpatient Services, Onyx ward, Luton LU4 0FB
£41,034 to £49,969 pa
29/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Bedfordshire and Luton Occupational Therapy mental health service

Bedfordshire and Luton Occupational Therapy mental health service provide a wide range of community and inpatient services to adults of working age and older adults throughout Bedfordshire and Luton. The OT service is organised under three Head Occupational Therapists with a Head OT for community mental health teams and Services for People with a learning disability  a Head OT for Older adults  and Recovery services, a Head OT for inpatient services and an Occupational Therapy service lead heading up the service.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist to take on the Head OT post for our inpatient services. You will be taking on responsibility for the leadership and operational management of the Occupational Therapy service provision within the inpatient services across the directorate.

You will report to the Occupational Therapy Service lead and work alongside our two other Head OTs and senior OTs with regards to overall OT service management. This is an interesting position that combines the roles of expert clinician, service and staff development, team leadership and management.
You will be managing an experienced, proactive team of Occupational Therapists and assistants providing clinical guidance regarding patient care, professional supervision and development. You will also work in collaboration with the other team mangers as well as the multidisciplinary teams, maintaining supportive and robust working relationships.
This is a great opportunity to expand and develop your managerial and leadership skills within a supportive and friendly environment .You will be required to be an effective team player with excellent clinical and communication skills, as well as the proven ability to plan and develop services.
We provide monthly opportunities to participate in OT Service-wide CPD events and an in house leadership and development programme .Benefits of working for the Trust include a Holiday of a Lifetime Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Child care vouchers, Relocation packages and Wellbeing sessions.
Interviews to be held 10 August 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Catherine Otim, telephone 01582 708618 or 07879412952, email catherine.otim@nhs.net

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