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Occupational Therapist

Band 7

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Secondment until 30 September 2019
37.5 hours per week
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Barnet General Hospital
£42,313 to £48,515 per annum pro rata including HCA's
22/05/2019 23:59

Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, providing both mental health and community services, is an organisation that is going places!

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​

Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist with a specialism in older adult’s mental health has arisen within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust at the established and respected Barnet Hospital liaison psychiatry team. The team have close links with the sister liaison service at North Middlesex University Hospital. There is also senior occupational therapy support within the trust and a strong network of occupational therapy colleagues to link with.

 The CORE-24, PLAN accredited liaison psychiatry service provides:

  • A dedicated multi-disciplinary team (psychiatry, nursing, social work, psychology, associate mental health workers and administrative staff) providing a comprehensive range of mental health assessment and interventions across in-patient wards and the Emergency Department at Barnet Hospital.
  • A focus on all adults over 18 and all mental health conditions.
  • Operational 24hours a day, 7 days a week, for people aged 18yrs and over.
  • Deliver relevant mental health assessment, interventions and training.

The role will involve:

  • The assessment of working age and older adults attending the Accident and Emergency Department, and in-patients on the wards with mental health problems; the focus will be on older adults and ward patients.
  • To support clinical staff in Barnet Hospital working with patients with mental health problems.
  • Developing and promoting the occupational therapy role within the team/service.
  • Developing and promoting the liaison psychiatry service.
  • Delivering training on mental health topics specific to occupational therapy and/or older adults.
  • Supervision and support of liaison psychiatry colleagues, and clinical supervision of therapy colleagues in mental health services.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Substantial clinical experience working with older adults with mental health conditions
  • Occupational Therapy qualification and relevant professional registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively with acute trust colleagues
  • An in-depth understanding of mental health services, assessments and interventions for a range of mental health conditions.
  • An excellent communicator and team player

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to work within a general hospital setting, to continue the valued and established work of occupational therapy in this innovative liaison psychiatry service.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Derek Knight, Liaison Team Manager Manager (Mon-Fri): 0208 7025480


Miriam Forta, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Barnet Psychiatric Liaison Team (Mon-Fri): 0208 2164893,


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