Senior Occupational Therapist/ Community Mental Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for applications from people who want to make a difference, who are up for a challenge and able to prioritise complex needs as well as offering a range of interventions.

We are an enthusiastic and supportive multidisciplinary team offering secondary mental health services to people aged 65 and beyond and memory assessments to people of any age.

We offer a wide-range of interventions across our care group which we'd like you to help us deliver - give us a ring and we'll tell you more about what our care group offers and what you could be part of.

In exchange for your expertise we will offer you a range of opportunities to grow and develop, including: regular management supervision, profession specific supervision, further education, coaching and mentoring.

Main duties of the job

Arranging, contributing to and documenting care reviews, including telephone, video and face to face reviews - as appropriate and defined within the care group SOP. To work within the care programme approach.

To undertake holistic assessments of people's mental health and physical health needs.

To undertake occupational therapy assessments to support memory assessment

To develop holistic care plans and work collaboratively with clients to ensure that their needs are addressed.

To identify and report any safeguarding issues as they may arise.

To administer medications in the community and to review medication efficacy

To supervise junior staff members and to support students in placement

To work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team as well as patients, carers, family members and internal and external 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

Managing a caseload of people who have complex mental health problems and/or are undergoing memory assessment.

Working on our duty rota - an average of one working day every other week

Supporting the care group in offering a range of different therapeutic interventions

Please see Job description for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification: RMN, RLDN or OT
  • Achieved Grade beyond a pass
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 1 years experience - or less than a year consider interview for B5
  • More than 2 years experience working in mental health care

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