Occupational Therapist / Community Psychiatric Nurse - East Kent Rapid Transfer Dementia Service

Canterbury, Kent, England
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 May 2022
9 Jun 2022

Job Description

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a new service based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital supporting people who have a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment; who are experiencing an escalation of those symptoms or a degree of crisis requiring specialist intervention to aid their transition of care from hospital to a short term residential or nursing home establishment.

In addition to working with the MDT in the Kent and Canterbury, William Harvey and QEQM hospitals you will be required to work alongside carers and other external agencies.

The East Kent Rapid Transfer Dementia Service covers all three of the East Kent Hospital University Foundation Hospital sites and supports transitions of care from the these sites to the East Kent community assessment beds.

Main duties of the job

Under the direction of a Locality Services Manager to provide high quality mental health services to Older People with Mental Health Needs within a defined geographical area. Provide clear and timely assessment of patients with complex needs and behaviours seen as challenging; particularly dementia. Offer advice and consultation to patients, acute hospital teams, fellow professionals, carers and care home staff, in relation to managing behaviours perceived as challenging, to help promote an improved quality of life and person centred care. To assist timely acute hospital transfers, prevent unnecessary re-admissions and transfers between care home establishments.

Provide clear recommendations in relation to onward support and care jointly with the Rapid Transfer Services (KCHFT) and Kent County Council colleagues, where co -morbidities and complex physical and mental health needs are present.

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To facilitate continuity of seamless patient care:
  • Care Homes
  • Acute Trust Dementia Specialists Teams
  • Continuing Healthcare Teams
  • Psychiatric Liaison Teams
  • Specialist Therapies Department :i.e. specialist psychology accessible to all patients (if appropriate)
  • GPs
  • Community Services
  • Intermediate Care Teams
  • Acute Hospitals (i.e. QEQ, WHH and KCH)
  • Geriatricians
  • Carers and families.
  • Voluntary Sector organisations
  • Social Care
  • Domiciliary care services

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • Appropriate professional qualification
  • Registered

Desirable criteria
  • Practice educator / nursing mentor
  • Other relevant training / qualifications

KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Understanding of dementia presentation and treatment
  • Understanding of functional mental health presentation and treatment
  • Knowledge of mental health act / capacity act
  • Demonstrates profession specific knowledge and risk management

Desirable criteria
  • Person Centred Care

Skills and ExperienceEssential criteria
  • 2-3 years post grad experience
  • Experience working with dementia / mental health conditions
  • Prioritising and managing own workload
  • Team working
  • Working in a health or social care setting

PLEASE NOTE: If role is patient-facing, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer.

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

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Job Details

Occupational Therapist / Community Psychiatric Nurse - East Kent Rapid Transfer Dementia Service

Canterbury, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
11 May 2022
9 Jun 2022

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