Community Occupational Therapist/Mental Health Nurse

Dartford, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £37162.0 - 44629.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£37162.0 - 44629.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
2 Apr 2024
2 May 2024

Job Description

Job overview
Do you thrive in a dynamic environment, supporting individuals with complex mental health needs? Are you a qualified Occupational therapist or Nurse with a passion for innovative practice? If so, we want to hear from you!
We're looking for someone who:
  • Holds a qualification in mental health nursing or occupational therapy
  • Has experience working with individuals with complex mental health needs
  • Possesses excellent communication and liaison skills
  • Demonstrates a forward-thinking approach and enthusiasm for innovative ways of working
  • Has an interest in developing expertise in specific areas:
    • Assessment
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Psychosocial Interventions
    • The Recovery Model
    • Care for people with Personality Disorders
    • Dual Diagnosis
  • Can work creatively and flexibly
  • Thrives in a diverse, challenging, and multi-agency environment
  • Location: Arndale House, Dartford
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street
  • The opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives
  • £1,200 New Hire Bonus for qualifying nurse
  • Be part of an organization committed to innovative practice
Main duties of the job
  • To manage a caseload of mental health service users within a Community Mental Health Team who have varying levels of complexity. This will include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans. It will also include robust needs and risk assessments and a comprehensive approach to the implementation of care and multi-disciplinary reviews. This will be in line with the statutory and legal requirements of the NHS care provisions and the effective implementation of the trust CPA policy and procedure guidelines.
  • To identify, report and record all incidents of potential or actual abuse. This applies whether the victim is an adult or child. All queries will be addressed by the Trust Safeguarding Team.
  • Actively participate in the evaluation and development of the service by attending team and service improvement meetings.
  • Work in collaboration with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, and the wider trust including Primary Care, voluntary and other agencies.
  • To maintain a clinical caseload, planning and prioritising workload.
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.
What is High Cost Area Allowance?
The High-Cost Area (HCA) allowance, also referred to as London Weighting is a payment made to employees who work in London and the surrounding areas.
As this post is based in Dartford, Gravesham or Swanley, the successful applicant will receive an additional payment each month.
  • 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,192 per year and a maximum payment of £2,011 per year (the agreed annual amount will be divided into 12 equal amounts and paid monthly)
The salary listed is inclusive of the High-Cost Area Allowance.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT.
To operate as CPA care coordinator for a caseload of mental health service users with complex and diverse needs. To undertake comprehensive needs assessments, developing and reviewing care plans and community care packages in line with agreed health and social care eligibility criteria.
To manage and ensure the provision of appropriate medical and psychosocial interventions to a caseload of service users who experience mental health problems. To effectively meet the needs of the client group and their carers in line with agreed NHS and Trust competencies and targets. To ensure that the care offered is evidence based and in line with NICE guidelines.
To ensure information systems and client records are effectively maintained in accordance with the Trusts policy. To input data concerning clinical activity as required ensuring that entries are accurate and timely. To ensure that procedures are followed in order for necessary data to be collected (e.g.) key performance indicators.
To ensure that the views of the service users and carers are sought and incorporated into treatment plans and that care is sensitive to the needs of all our service users.
To participate in rota's as required and provide clinical cover for team members in their absence.
To liaise with CRHTT and inpatient services as required. To provide written reports, attend Mental Health Review Tribunals and CPA Planning Meetings, where appropriate, ensuring that key professional input and expertise is provided.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc Hons or Diplome/Degree
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Mental Health Services Inpatient or Community
Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Assessment Skills

Ref: NK081A

Job Details

Community Occupational Therapist/Mental Health Nurse

Dartford, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£37162.0 - 44629.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
2 Apr 2024
2 May 2024

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