Occupational Therapist

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum inc
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic OT to contribute to the development of older adult mental health services.

The post is suitable for registered OTs with at least 2 years experience working with people with mental health difficulties. You will need to have demonstrated skills and expertise in carrying out a variety of mental health needs assessments and be able to plan and execute interventions, both with individuals, their carers and groups. We would particularly welcome applicants working within functional mental health settings.

.A band 5 OT who is interested in developing into a band 6 will be considered.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be clinically confident and competent in working with individuals in community settings and be able to work effectively in a multi-professional context. You should have collaborative and enthusiastic styles as well as have a passion and commitment to develop and promote service provisions for older adults with mental health and dementia related needs.

The post requires that you are good communicator and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work. As well as providing specialist assessment and treatment within the CMHSOP you will be taking a lead role in memory clinic providing initial assessments, pre and post diagnostic support and treatment for people being diagnosed with dementia.

You will be benefiting from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist skills, knowledge and competence through participation, reflection, supervision and training and your development will be guided using the trust's appraisal process.

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

The post holder will :-
  • Plan and provide flexible, client centred care for patients and their carers referred for assessment and support.
  • Take an active role in memory assessments for dementia.
  • Act as care co-ordinator for a designated caseload.
  • Provide supervision and support for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure that patients referred to the service are supported before, during and following diagnosis.
  • Enable patients and their carers to access the care and support that they need.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of therapeutic groups and interventions for clients and carers.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification Qualification/Experience Essential
  • Registered with a professional body
Desirable
  • Experience working in a mental health setting
Training Essential
  • Mental health
Desirable
  • Experience working in a mental health setting


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