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Senior Occupational Therapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you seeking a new and exciting challenge? An opportunity has become available in the DGS Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) Team for a confident and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to lead on the occupational therapy offer within the team in line with the clinical care pathways work. The post holder will not work in a mental health practitioner capacity. This is a CRHT occupational therapy specific role with the focus on delivering and developing the occupational therapy offer for patients under the CRHT team caseload to improve patient recovery outcomes. There are supervisory expectations attached to this post. Each team will have a Band 3 Occupational Therapy Apprentice or Band 5 Occupational Therapist who will also work in a focused occupational therapy way as guided by the Band 6 Occupational Therapist. There is an expectation to work in collaboration with inpatient and community occupational therapists to support the patients journey. Line management support will be via the CRHT operational team lead and professional support via the Acute Care Group Head of Allied Health Professionals. The post holder will be required to work between the hours of 8am-8pm only with some weekend working.

Main duties of the job

The senior occupational therapist is an experienced occupational therapist within the multi disciplinary care team.

To identify, develop and provide the Occupational Therapy contribution within the multi-disciplinary service in accordance with the needs of service users and the requirements of the service.

To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate therapeutic interventions for identified service users.

To manage a defined caseload of service users with occupational needs using evidence based, service user centred, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.

To provide supervision to designated junior staff and students.

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

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • oExperience of acute mental health care
  • oExperience of individual & group work
Desirable Essential
  • oExperience of nursing a range of mental health conditions.
  • oThe ability to travel across a large geographical area.
  • oknowledge of current best practice in providing holistic interventions to people experiencing acute episode of mental ill health.
  • oknowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
  • oA robust understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • oUnderstanding of the impact of acute episode of mental illness on function and occupation of clients, family and carers.

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