Occupational Therapist

Dartford, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
1 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service that is embracing the therapeutic day?

Are you someone who has a passion for working with older adults and who wants to use your core skills as an Occupational Therapist? We are taking a new and innovative approach to increasing the access to therapy services for our acute services.

In response to our service users' needs and the demand for access to therapy across the 7 day period we have increased our Occupational Therapy posts to be able to support this new way of working.

As Occupational Therapists we are positioned to shape the culture of inpatient settings to promote a therapeutic day that co-exists to enhance therapeutic interventions and recovery focused ethos on the units. This post will sit within the MDT team and will have support and access to a much

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to lead the OT ward team on Jasmine Ward. Jasmine Ward is a 16 bedded mixed sex dementia & functional ward.

You will be responsible for leading your team in providing OT assessments and interventions for both individuasl and groups, and will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic and creative environment within a multidisciplinary team which will provide interventions across the extended day, everyday.

You will work closely with the Ward manager & Deputies, support workers and nursing team to provide a therapeutic programme that supports the use of activity and recovery. You will also support the ward activity and undertake tasks that support the nursing roles and that maximises service user experience.

Occupational Therapists are recognised as essential, core members of the multi-disciplinary team and are in the forefront of developing recovery and therapeutic interventions.

KMPT can offer both personal and clinical development opportunities, in addition to regular professional and clinical supervision, a robust preceptorship programme, Personal Development Plans, and support for Continual Professional Development activities.

We also offer a number of clinical and professional development opportunities through our clinical forums and internal professional networks and links with local universities.

\"Applicants are required to be a car drivers and have access to a car for home visits and assessments, unless supported by the Equality Act whereby the Trust will be expected to make reasonable adjustments for the successful candidate\"

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 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 inc

Ref: SR108O

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