Occupational Therapist

Location: Bury
Reference: B/OT/103

Alpha hospitals is an independent health care provider set up in November 2002 to meet the growing need for specialist units providing care for patients with enduring mental illness.

We work in partnerships with the NHS to provide specialists Medium and Low secure services for male and female adults with mental health problems, personality disorders, deaf services and Psychiatric intensive care.

Our mission is to deliver the highest standard of patient care which is clinically effective in a manner which respects people’s dignity, privacy and individuality in a safe, high quality environment.

Alpha Hospitals is a highly ethical employer and promotes multidisciplinary team working and openness amongst its staff.
This position offers a real opportunity for you to make a real difference

Role Summary

Working in Alpha Hospital as a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, the post holder is responsible for participating in the assessment and referral of women within the hospital, managing a defined caseload of patients and ensuring care programmes are developed, implemented and evaluated with patients and other members of the multi-agency/disciplinary team, as appropriate.
The post holder will participate in the MDT and CPA process.
Provide specialist clinical sessions to meet the needs of the patient group.
Pro-actively contribute to service and practice development initiatives within the Clinical Governance Framework.
Develop skills and knowledge through participation in the CPD process.
Work on specific service developments in collaboration with OT colleagues and Head of Therapies.

Candidates will only be short-listed for an interview if they meet the following criteria:

Degree in Occupational Therapy

A minimum of two years’ post registration working experience, one year of which must have been in a mental health setting

Clearly demonstrates on application a commitment to and understanding of the role of OT in a forensic setting

Informal enquiries and visits to the hospital are welcome from interested candidates
Contact recruitment@alphahospitals.co.uk for a Job description and person specification
Applications by CV accepted – all applicants will need to demonstrate relevant experience related to the role on which an initial sift will take place