Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service that is embracing the therapeutic day?
Ruby ward, currently situated at Medway Martine Hospital is moving to a state of the art, purpose built new ward on the Maidstone Priority house site in August 2023. Ruby ward is looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who has a passion for working with older adults and using their core Occupational Therapy skills to continue to develop upon our innovative therapy services.
The post will be based at Medway Martine Hospital until the move to Maidstone next year.
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.
Applicants are required to be a car driver 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.
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 NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - the link will take you to the KMPT TRAC Recruitment Site.You will be required to register if you do not have an existing account.
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 Qualifications and experience Essential
- BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy
- Experience in working with older adults
- 2 years experience as Occupational Therapist in post
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