Community Occupational Therapist/ Community Mental Health Nurse

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

Due to staff progression an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapistto contribute to the development of community older adult mental health services in Tunbridge Wells.

The post is suitable for registered professionals with at least 2 years experience working with older adults with mental health difficulties.

Role summary - you will:
  • Act as care co-ordinator for a mixed caseload of functional and organic cases.
  • Embrace our clinical CAPA model and carry out assessment and reviews within agreed time frames delivering the right care, at the right time and in the right place.
  • Be an active member and contribute to multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Participate in a duty roster and deliver urgent and emergency interventions to those in crisis.
  • Communicate effectively to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively contribute to the development of others.
  • Need to be able to travel in a timely manner.

This post requires excellent interpersonal skills and you will need to be able to adopt a flexible, collaborative and proactive approach to your work. You will be committed to developing and promoting service provision for older adults. You will provide specialist assessment and treatment within the Community Mental Health Service for Older People (CMHSOP) taking a role in the memory pathway providing initial assessments, pre and post diagnostic support.

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 NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 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 varietyof 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 leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on.........!

New starter bonus. At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Probation Period. New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.

To deliver an effective service it is essential in some of our roles that you are able to travel between work bases in a timely manner.

Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.

Disclosure and Barring

Ref: 380AJ117G

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