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Occupational Therapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service that is embracing the therapeutic day?

Ruby ward are looking for an enthusiastic occupational therapist to join their therapy team. It is an exciting time to join Ruby ward as next year the ward will be moving to a purpose built state of the art ward in Maidstone (ME16 9QQ).

KMPT offers an extensive preceptorship program for newly qualified staff.

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

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 and effective) 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

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • OT Diploma or Degree
Experience Desirable
  • Experience in acute inpatient setting
skills Essential
  • Evidence of working in a person centred way/approach

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