Senior Occupational Therapist

Maidstone, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
4 Jun 2024
18 Jun 2024

Job Description

Job overview
We are looking to recruit Band 6 Occupational Therapists as part of our Mental Health Occupational Therapy Rotational programme. We would be open to welcoming applications from current Band 5 OT's wanting to develop into a Band 6 role. We are looking for a practitioner with good communication and liaison skills, who is forward thinking and enthusiastic regarding innovative ways of working.
Our Band 6 Rotational Programme includes gaining valuable experience in the below areas:
Home Treatment Team - Maidstone
Community Mental Health Services Older People - Tunbridge Wells
Community Mental Health Services - Maidstone
Primary Care Mental Health
Each rotation will be for 9 months
This post would suit you if you have had previous experience of working in mental health or have an interest in working in mental health. You will have the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge of occupational therapy and be involved in delivering high quality, evidence based, outcome measured occupational therapy interventions. You will develop skills in/as lead health care professional, assessment skills for mental health needs with an occupational therapy focus.
The rotation will provide an opportunity to explore and gain an understanding of different areas of mental health practice, develop a broad range of clinical skills and ways of working. As well as developing relationships with the multidisciplinary teams and further understanding of different roles and teams.

Main duties of the job
Main duties of the job:
  • To provide high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessments and interventions, both group and individual, to people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members, in line with the occupational therapy pathways.
  • To communicate effectively with people who access services, carers the multi-disciplinary team and when appropriate outside agencies.
  • To contribute to the generic functioning of the team
  • To provide supervision and mentoring to more junior occupational therapists, occupational therapy apprenticeships, and support workers.
  • To provide occupational therapy student placements
  • To contribute to service development and audits
  • To take on the role of lead professional as appropriate.
Working for our organisation
The CQC rates us as an Outstanding organisation for Caring with an overall rating of Good
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a range ofongoing benefitsto our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.
Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you.
Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.
We use Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions.
The occupational therapy leadership team is committed to an extensive, co-ordinated CPD program including a robust supervision structure, action learning sets, communities of practice, and core competence training and an annual conference. Staff are valued for their expertise in occupationally focused interventions and specialist group therapy. Opportunities to undertake further development such as enhance practitioner apprenticeships, and other leadership programs and apprenticeships.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The senior occupational therapist is an experienced occupational therapist within the multi disciplinary care team.
To identify, develop and provide the Occupational Therapy contribution within the multi-disciplinary service in accordance with the needs of service users and the requirements of the service.
To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate therapeutic interventions for identified service users.
To manage a defined caseload of service users with occupational needs using evidence based, service user centred, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.
To provide supervision to designated junior staff and students.

  • To ensure assessment of service users and analyse and interpret information gained to form an accurate formulation of function, strengths, capabilities and occupational needs.
  • To work collaboratively with service users, staff, and carers to identify goals to determine and deliver an appropriate intervention/recovery plan which maximises occupational engagement and performance whilst balancing risk, and promoting choice and independence.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify therapeutic interventions in order to measure progress and increase efficacy for the best possible service user outcomes and experience.
  • To act as an experienced clinician supporting best practice in line with NICE guidance and professional standards
  • To demonstrate clinical leadership skills through the management of dedicated projects and approved quality improvement initiatives
Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy

Desirable criteria
  • experience in mental health
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% 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 staffs 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

Ref: WK0126

Job Details

Senior Occupational Therapist

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
4 Jun 2024
18 Jun 2024

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