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Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division



£35,392 - £42,618



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.


Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 8 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver acute and  recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence.  Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation.

We are currently looking to recruit Occupational Therapists to join our established department. 


This is an opportunity for a full-time (37.5 hrs) role with a salary of up to £42,618 per annum (depending upon experience and qualifications). The post holder must be qualified and be registered with the HCPC.


As a Senior Occupational Therapist you will manage your own caseload as well as contributing to the Central Activity Programme which focuses on Vocational Rehabilition.  You will also work as part of a Multi Disciplinary Team on a designated ward as well as the within the Occupational Therapy team.


The Model of Human Occupation is embedded into the service provided at Middleton St George, and OT’s utilise corresponding assessment tools accordingly. You will receive monthly clinical supervision as well as bi-monthly management supervision.


To provide clinical, professional and operational leadership to the Occupational Therapy (OT) service, working in collaboration with Therapy Services Manager to ensure Occupational Therapy services are proactive and supportive of Priory objectives. To work closely with multi-disciplinary colleagues across the hospital site to support integration around patient care. To deliver a highly specialised and advanced standard of OT assessment, treatment and management for patients


This role will be focused upon developing and maintaining productive and stable relationships with patients, staff and others through effective communication, coaching and highly developed interpersonal skills. Share information effectively and concisely in a range of situations. The post-holder is required to have a clear and positive communication style both verbally and non-verbally; they will be required to provide written and verbal information in a succinct manner in a way that is understood by those that they are communicating with; they will need to provide information by email, but use this as a tool when appropriate and not as an alternative to face to face or verbal communication unless circumstances dictate this.


As well as this we would also like to offer you:


•  A competitive salary

•  Disclosure check cost coverage

•  Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising with years' service

•  Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

•  Free on-site parking

•  Complimentary Access to our on-site gymnasium

•  Online benefits and cashback rewards

•  SMART Childcare Vouchers

•  SMART Pension option

•  Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues

•  Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 


To find out more about the role please contact Julie Hill, Head of Occupational Therapy, on 01325 333192 or visit our website to apply or for more information

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