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Occupational Therapist - Mental Health

  • Location:

    Horley, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Nursing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Adam Blanchard

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Adam Blanchard

I have a superb opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to work within a specialist forensic hospital based near Charlwood, Surrey. The hospital provides care and support to adult males with mental health requirements, substance misuse and challenging behaviours.


  • To provide comprehensive initial and continuing OT assessments, according to the agreed model to meet CPA guidelines and OT service delivery agreement.
  • To plan and facilitate needs-led, evidence-based individual and group treatment programmes, under the supervision of Senior/Specialist OT.
  • To plan and regularly review appropriate OT treatment programmes under the supervision of a Senior Specialist OT.
  • To identify and action relevant referrals both in-house, including support staff, and to external agencies, under the supervision of a Senior/Specialist OT.
  • To attend and actively contribute to CPA/Case review meetings, working collaboratively with MDT colleagues in the planning and delivery of patients treatment programme.
  • To ensure that professional standards and COT Code of Conduct guidelines are adhered to at all times.
  • To ensure that local policies, procedures and protocols are adhered to at all times
  • To participate in the planning, evaluation and audit of practices, clinical pathways and protocols in the services
  • To respect the individually, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients and contribute to the provision of service sensitive to these needs.


  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and HCPC registration.
  • RCOT membership is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Mental health experience (either as a qualified OT or from student placements) is essential.
  • Forensic experience is not mandatory; however, an understanding of the role and expectations is vital.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance.


£40,000 working 37.5 hours per week, plus extensive benefits and career progression opportunities.

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