Senior Occupational Therapist - Perinatal Mental Health

Dartford, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
5 May 2021
3 Jun 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To establish a therapeutic rapport with service users at an early stage in their care pathway.
  • To assess the Occupational Therapy specific needs of the allocated service user group.
  • To select and apply Occupational Therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits.
  • To work collaboratively with the patient to identify and select an appropriate specialist intervention plan which aims to achieve therapeutic goals, maximising functional ability and well-being and balancing the complex interaction of risk, safety, patient choice and independence.
  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effects of mental illness and provide psycho-education; information and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations of the service user's social and physical environment in order to promote recovery.
  • To ensure all interventions are based on best practice and clinical research where available.
  • To provide information, advice, support to carers/families/others as appropriate.
  • To work in close co-operation with other staff in the team, and with community mental health teams attending relevant multi-disciplinary meetings and participating in the CPA process offering specialist clinical advice and information, where required.
  • To provide Occupational Therapy in settings most appropriate to the service user/activity e.g. community settings, service user's home, children's centres, working flexible hours if required.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment using outcome measurement tools to ensure effectiveness.
  • To plan and develop opportunities for service users to engage in a group programme and/or individual interventions using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To establish links with local resources that will sustain service user's recovery and assist in facilitating their transition through the care pathway.
  • To regularly attend and actively participate in a variety of meetings, both clinical and professional, offering verbal reports on treatment, interventions and service developments as appropriate.
  • To ensure accurate and reliable documentation of service users records are maintained in accordance with local and Trust standards.

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • Professional qualification in occupational therapy
  • Current registration with HCPC

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post-graduate training and CPD

ExperienceEssential criteria
  • Significant experience in mental health OT
  • Extensive case work experience of working with mentally ill clients
  • Supervision of OT staff / students

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with perinatal clients
  • Experience of working with families / couples

KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Knowledge of client centred practice

Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of child / infant development

SkillsEssential criteria
  • To be able to work autonomously, but collaboratively within a team
  • Demonstrate leadership skills

Desirable criteria
  • To be able to prepare and deliver presentations and teaching sessions

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Rese

Ref: JD246B

Job Details

Senior Occupational Therapist - Perinatal Mental Health

Dartford, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
5 May 2021
3 Jun 2021

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