Occupational Therapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking inpatient service? Ruby Ward are looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join their team. Ruby ward is currently based at Medway Maritime Hospital, however will be moving to a new ward at the Priority House site (Maidstone) in October 2023.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to join the team as they move into a new purpose built ward. The design of the ward has been influenced by clinicians (including OT's) and will boast five gardens (including an Occupational Therapy garden), therapeutic spaces, an ADL kitchen and top of the range bathing equipment.

KMPT offers an extensive preceptorship program for newly qualified staff. The ward environment offers the opportunity to develop and promote core OT skills, such as running groups, carrying out Activity of Daily Living assessments, home visits and producing occupational therapy reports within a supportive team.

Main duties of the job

As Occupational Therapists we are positioned to shape the culture of inpatient settings to promote a therapeutic day that co-exists to enhance therapeutic interventions and recovery focused ethos on the units.

\Applicants are required to be a car drivers and have access to a car for home visits and assessments, unless supported by the Equality Act whereby the Trust will be expected to make reasonable adjustments for the successful candidate

Please be aware, although we are a Mental Health Ward, all staff are expected to wear PPE in line with Government Guidelines.


About us

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To adhere to and apply the current Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of Occupational Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and Standards of Proficiency for Occupational Therapists.

To be responsible for maintaining professional registration.

To support the implementation of the current and future Allied Health Professions (AHP) strategy

To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.

To ensure that the Trusts values are upheld in Occupational Therapy practice.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.

To take into account the individuality of the views, wishes, values and beliefs of service users, and relatives, respecting equality and diversity and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • OT Diploma or Degree



  • Experience in acute inpatient setting



  • Evidence of working in a person centred way/approach

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