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Band 5 Occupational Therapist




Suttons Manor, London Road, Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex, RM4 1BF

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£20,000 per annum


3 days a week

Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Suttons Manor is a specialist low secure forensic service for men who are over the age of 50.

Care is provided over two wards, both of which are 13 bedded male units and offer an age appropriate environment for those who also have a mental health/personality disorder and/or dementia, in need of physical health care needs.

The hospital is set in its own attractive grounds of over 9 acres near the town of Romford in Essex. Convenient access is provided by the M25, and the nearby underground station at Theydon Bois, which is on the Central Line, or rail station at Romford.

Job Advert Role Description

Job Summary

  • To manage a caseload of older service clients with complex needs, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To provide leadership for therapy assistants, through supervision and appraisal.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy services within a designated area/team, leading on delegated projects in consultation with Lead Occupational Therapist and the hospital director
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy Service at Suttons Manor Hospital.
  • To supervise occupational therapy students on practice placement.


Key Results Area



  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effects of mental illness and/or personality disorder on occupational performance/function and provide interventions as identified.
  • To promote equality of outcome for patients that reflect their mental health needs and those of ethnicity, gender, culture physical health and age.
  • To promote social inclusion and physical and mental well-being using evidence based practice.
  • To independently manage a clinical caseload of patients with complex mental health needs, taking on the role of key worker where relevant.
  • To identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and occupational therapy assessments.
  • To exercise clinical professional judgement in complex clinical cases and difficult clinical situation, referring to senior staff when necessary.
  • To consider both physical and mental health needs as part of the occupational therapy assessment.
  • To plan and implement specialist individual and/or group interventions collaboratively, to enable patients to achieve valued goals and satisfactory occupational performance outcome.
  • To identify any significant risk factors in line with local policies, with support from senior staff
  • To contribute to and work within clinical pathways and protocols.
  • To evaluate effectiveness of therapy interventions and quality of clinical decisions in conjunction with patients.



  • To establish and maintain effective communication networks with patients, carers and family members, team members, occupational therapy colleagues and external supporting agencies.
  • To communicate with people in a manner consistent with their culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.
  • To work as a member of the inter-professional team, attending meetings and contributing to decisions with regard to the care and treatment of patients.
  • To work in partnership with other Priory establishments and other relevant agencies to promote a seamless service.
  • To promote awareness of the role of occupational therapy within the team, negotiating priorities where appropriate.



  • To maintain up to date clinical notes, occupational therapy team statistics and all other relevant paperwork.
  • To provide specialist occupational therapy reports on a regular basis in line with professional guidance and relevant clinical pathways.
  • To ensure patients have access to their occupational therapy timetable and CPA documentation.


Professional ethics

  • To comply with the COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and local procedures.
  • To demonstrate continuing fitness to practice through maintaining registration with HPC and compliance with their standards.
  • To respect the values, individuality, cultural and religious diversity of patients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.


Leadership, supervision & development reviews

  • To review and reflect on your own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision.
  • To provide effective guidance, supervision and development review for, therapy assistances and students (when requested).


Training staff & students

  • To contribute to the induction and training of students and other staff (when requested).
  • To be responsible for the supervision and written assessment of occupational therapy students on practice placement within Suttons Manor Hospital.


Service development & delivery

  • To participate in the planning and delivery of service developments and leading on designated projects, with senior support.
  • To contribute to relevant professional and service development meetings.
  • To actively encourage patients involvement in service development.


Personal/ Professional development

  • To undertake learning activities in line with personal development plan.
  • To apply acquired specialist skills and knowledge in clinical practice in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice at band 5 level.
  •  To attend agreed external courses/conferences in order to facilitate professional and personal development according to training objectives formally identified.
  • To attend all mandatory training.
  • Take responsibility for own development, keeping up-to-date with developments in occupational therapy and mental health.
  • To utilise supervision effectively, keeping own records and preparing in advance of supervision.
  • To be informed of and maintain compliance with all policies and procedures relating to management of the Occupational Therapy service and those adopted within the hospital.
  • To maintain a professional portfolio for CPD recording and reflecting on learning outcomes.


Line management, staff, budgets, dept

  • To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.
  • To be responsible for maintaining stock and advising on resources to carry out the job, including the management of petty cash.
  • To coordinate the day to day activities of activities assistants.
  • To participate in general administrative and co-ordination tasks as required for the smooth running of the service.


Research & practice development

  • To promote and apply best evidence to service delivery.
  • To undertake audit projects relevant to occupational therapy and/or service area, disseminating findings at local level.
  • To broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects

Health and Safety

  • To ensure the health and safety of all patients attending Interventions.
  • To take full precautions against accidents to both patients and staff and report any accidents in full in accordance with hospital procedures.
  • Complete the mandatory health and safety training.
  • Complete Break-away training and security training.


Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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