Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health Low Secure
- Full Time
This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations. This is an opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in a Recovery Orientated Low Secure Rehabilitation Ward. You will hold a full clinical caseload on an inpatient unit, with a focus on supporting individuals to transition back into the community. You will be part of a dynamic OT team providing OT provision on a unit wide level as well as ward based. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in mental health and / or a forensic setting. Making Things Better Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don't stand still! So we offer a fantastic opportunity to learn, lead and contribute towards improving our services. We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this. Our Community We provide a wide range of community health and mental health inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, and older adults in The City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We also provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, and provide Forensic services to the whole of North East London. We provide services in urban and rural settings, sometimes in our inpatient units, but mostly in the community close to where people live. Integrated care is key in making the best use of resources and providing effective care. Aiming High We were rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated 'Outstanding' again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ's Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018. Staff and Service Users United We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement. A service user will be on your interview panel if you are invited to meet us. We are working towards growing a workforce that is reflective of our diverse communities. We especially welcome people with lived experience of health difficulties, with insight and understanding of different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles in our population as we believe that this will equip staff to deliver a high standard of care to our service users and patients. What Next? If you like the sound of us, don't waste a moment. We sometimes close adverts early if there is a high response, so apply now! As part of our recruitment process we may be required to share information you provide on the application form with NHS Protect and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews. All applications made through NHS Jobs account will be processed by TRAC System. Please note that some emails may go to your spam/junk mailbox so make sure you check this regularly. Find us online at www.elft.nhs.uk | Find us on Facebook | Follow us on @NHS_ELFT 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. Documents to download * JD&PS * ELFT at a glance * Staff Benefits * ELFT Strategy * Trust Demographic Information * Community Health Leaflet To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As..." . You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).