Occupational Therapist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 24.907 - 30.615 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 24.907 - 30.615 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
8 Jun 2021
Closes
7 Jul 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be an active member of the multi-professional Occupational Therapy Team, delivering a comprehensive assessment and treatment package to patients within the Trevor Gibbens Unit.

  • To effectively establish a therapeutic relationship with clients and their families, using communication, reasoning and negotiation skills, managing barriers to communication and dealing sensitively with prognostic information.
  • To select and apply Occupational Therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits within the selected model of practice.
  • To carry a clinical caseload and manage this effectively through clinical supervision.
  • To identify and select with the client an appropriate intervention plan which aims to achieve therapeutic goals through individual or group work, maximising functional ability and wellbeing and balancing the complex interaction of risk, safety, client choice, and independence.
  • To implement a therapeutic activity programme for service users on the allocated unit with other team members.
  • To evaluate interventions alongside senior Occupational Therapy staff.
  • To participate in all relevant clinical and team meetings to contribute to the optimum level of care for all service users.
  • To seek opinion from other relevant professionals to inform analysis and reasoning where appropriate.
  • To provide a specialist opinion of a client's occupational needs and functional ability, making recommendations to inform the care plans of other colleagues.
  • To ensure that all interventions are carried out in a safe environment, minimising risk at all times.
  • To liaise with health and social care professionals and other statutory, private and voluntary organisations involved in the clients care, providing written reports, recommendations and referrals when appropriate.
  • To promote awareness of the role of occupational therapy within the service, negotiating priorities where appropriate.

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • Diploma / degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration


KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Client centred practice
  • Use of activities therapeutically

Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of MOHO


ExperienceEssential criteria
  • Experience working in mental health settings

Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in forensic mental health
  • Experience supervising staff or students


SkillsEssential criteria
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice

Desirable criteria
  • Group work skills


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, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of

Ref: JD279B

Job Details

Occupational Therapist

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£ 24.907 - 30.615 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
8 Jun 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
7 Jul 2021

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