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Community Occupational Therapist/ Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum inc
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
We have four vacancies for band 6 Community Mental Health Nurses or Occupational Therapists to join our diverse CMHT, based in both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. We are seeking Practitioners with core mental health nursing or occupational therapy skills with an interest in working with those who have complex mental health needs. We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic practitioners with good communication and liaison skills.

We are particularly interested in applicants with a keen interest in developing specialist skills in the areas of assessment, CBT, Psychosocial Interventions, treatment of those with Complex Emotional Difficulties, and Dual Diagnosis. Potential post-holders should be able to demonstrate a capacity for creative and flexible working, and a willingness to work in a diverse, challenging and multi-agency environment.

There will be opportunities to work across either one or both of our friendly, high-functioning teams to provide specialist interventions that are of interest to you - we want to attract high-quality practitioners with a genuine interest in the interventions they deliver and therefore feel satisfied at work. We can offer a range of training and practice opportunities in CBT for psychosis, specialist interventions for those with complex emotional difficulties, along with specialist medication administration and management and other pathways - all delivered individually or as groupwork. Tell us what you would like to do!

Main duties of the job

To work therapeutically with patients with mental health disorders who have varying levels of complexity. This will include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans. It will also include robust needs and risk assessments and a comprehensive approach to the implementation of care and multi-disciplinary reviews. This will be in line with the statutory and legal requirements of the NHS care provisions and the effective implementation of the trust policy and procedural guidelines.

To identify, report and record all incidents of potential or actual abuse. This applies whether the victim is an adult or child. All queries will be addressed by the Trust Safeguarding Team.

Actively participate in the evaluation and development of the service by attending team and service improvement meetings.

Work in collaboration with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, and the wider trust including Primary Care, voluntary and other agencies.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

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 undertake comprehensive needs assessments, developing and reviewing care plans.

To manage and ensure the provision of appropriate medical and psychosocial interventions to a caseload of service users who experience mental health problems. To effectively meet the needs of the client group and their carers in line with agreed NHS and Trust competencies and targets. To ensure that the care offered is evidence based and in line with NICE guidelines.

To ensure information systems and client records are effectively maintained in accordance with the Trusts policy. To input data concerning clinical activity as required ensuring that entries are accurate and timely. To ensure that procedures are followed in order for necessary data to be collected (e.g.) key performance indicators.

To ensure that the views of the service users and carers are sought and incorporated into treatment plans and that care is sensitive to the needs of all our service users.

To effectively liaise with other services and partners as required. To provide written reports, attend Mental Health Review Tribunals and Planning Meetings, where appropriate, ensuring that key professional input and expertise is provided.

Please see Job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons or Diplome/Degree


  • Experience in Mental Health Services Inpatient or Community

Knowledge and Skills


  • Assessment Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


West Kent CMHT

Albion place, Maidstone

Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells

ME14 5DY

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