Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
Description: This NHS Trust provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider South West region and nationally. They are passionate about delivering excellent quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. Also Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018.
This is an exciting opportunity to join their Occupational Therapy team at one of the country's most respected providers of secure mental health services, with an 'outstanding' CQC rating for their 111 acre campus-style site.
The role in question requires an Occupational Therapy Operational Manager to manage and develop their inpatient Occupational Therapy service including linking to vocational rehabilitation and their community forensic discharge team. You will be expected t o lead and supervise the inpatient Occupational Therapy team in a hospital that is the important pillar to the Trusts forensic mental health service. The service supports people who, as a result of their mental health issues, have had contact with the legal system and need a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to help them recover.
Recovery is at the heart of everything they do - it is about people building a meaningful life and represents a shift away from focusing on illness and symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths and wellness.
Person Specification: You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with at least five years' experience of working within an inpatient setting. You will be able to motivate, inspire and support a team.
The nature of the role demands extensive knowledge of the mental health act and other legislation and codes of practice. Experience of working within a forensic healthcare setting is desirable.
A clear and confident communicator, you will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clinical teams. You'll be confident at solving problems, and an ability to take on new approaches to care.
* Commitment to CPD, with wide range of leadership development opportunities
* Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
* Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
* Incremental pay progression
* Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
* Childcare vouchers - annual savings of up to £1,190
* Commitment to flexible working
* Freedom to speak up 'Guardian Service' , enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
* Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
* Stagecoach - bus transport discounts
* Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
* Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses