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Occupational Therapist

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Mental Health

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Tamara Landeg

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0333 121 1000

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Duration:

    Block Booking

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Occupational Therapist

We have an exciting opportunity available that we're able to offer to RMNs and those from mental health backgrounds. We're looking for a CAMHS Liaison Practitioner/ Occupational Therapist in the Dorset area for an ongoing position for the next three months. Don't worry if you're not based in the Dorset area as we're offering a daily accommodation stipend for the right candidates. You will be working alongside experienced Mental Health professionals and supporting them in several areas.

What's great about this role?

  • Work with a team that is committed to ensuring young people can access the support they need

  • Chance to gain valuable knowledge through exposure to a wide variety of conditions and patients

  • Benefit from being a member of a wider CAMH Service which includes Mental Health Support Teams

As an Occupational Therapist you will be involved in;

  • Supporting and advising colleagues within the wider acute setting on the mental health needs of children and young people

  • Carrying out CAMHS urgent assessments, DSH assessments, liaison work

  • Assessing the mental health needs of young people

  • Engaging young people, and their families whilst assessing and managing risks

  • CAMHS urgent assessments, DSH assessments, liaison work, may be required to cross cover and assist other services

  • Offer assessments and duty along with therapeutic interventions to young people

  • Offer therapeutic wellbeing calls and therapeutic intervention as indicated

Why work for MedGen?

We believe in a people-first approach to nursing and as such we believe our nurses pay should reflect their true value. Most importantly, though, you will be doing meaningful work for a business that cares about your personal and professional development. Some of the benefits we offer are:

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!

  • Accommodation support - A daily allowance to cover accommodation costs

  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work

  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 0333 121 1000

  • Ongoing and immediate work - Start working immediately and book in work for the future

As an Occupational Therapist you will have;

Being highly professional is of course, incredibly important, but equally as desirable is your ability to communicate, empathize and successfully provide the highest level of care to your patients and colleagues. We also require our nurses to possess:

  • A recent DBS check

  • The right to work in the UK

  • NMC registration

  • Must be able to drive

  • Safeguarding level 3

  • Working knowledge of Childrens' Act

  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act

  • Understanding of Consent, Capacity and Gillick competence

  • Ability to use online tools given most interventions are virtual

  • Ability to use electronic patient recording system

  • Understanding of system issues and ability to work with complex family systems

  • Basic skills in CBT, trauma focussed work, DBT and child development

  • Understanding of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Register today for various flexible shifts.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join MedGen, simply get in touch with Tamara Landeg on 03331211000 or email