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Occupational Therapist vacancy

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HMP YOI Doncaster
South Yorkshire
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Job closing date:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 23:59

Everyone of us makes a difference!

Have you ever thought about working within a prison environment, helping to rehabilitate and support offenders to live decent and purposeful lives as a member of the community?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career developments?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

Care UK are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

In return for your hard work you will..

Receive an annual salary of up to £36,000 - dependent on experience. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support.

Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.

Onsite benefits at HMP YOI Doncaster include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

A bit about the role:

This role brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture. The role will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse and mixed Occupational Therapy background. The role involves assessing planning and delivering care to some complex patients with a wide range of both physical and mental health needs. Evaluating the care provided is also a key aspect of the role.
As the Occupational Therapist, you can expect to be involved in all aspects of the care planning approach for clients within your case load. Multi partner working is essential so the right level of communication and team working skills are essential as well as excellent record keeping skills to ensure that you maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.

What will you need to do this job?

With a diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy and registered with the HCPC, you will need to be empathetic, caring and willing to learn and develop your skills. Experienced in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you'll be able to manage your own caseload and apply application of OT theory in the treatment of patients in an inpatient setting. An understanding of common medical, surgical and neurological conditions is also required.

It goes without saying that you’ll have a good understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated and able to work well within a team, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations or seeking help in situations in which you have not had adequate training.

Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities by managing your own time.

Further Information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £36,000 - dependent on experience.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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