Senior Occupational Therapist - Maidstone

Recruiter
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Maidstone
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main area
Acute Mental Health - Occupational TherapyGrade
Band 6Contract
PermanentHours
Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref
380-RB204

Site
Rosewood Lodge / Chartwell WardTown
MaidstoneSalary
£26,565 - £35,225 paClosing
14/02/2018 23:59



It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!
+ Relocation Package (if applicable)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 adults with acute mental illness 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 adult 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 wider OT team and professional network within the acute services. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist, who has an interest in providing care to adults in the acute setting and who is looking to support this innovative approach to the therapeutic engagement of service users. You will be responsible for providing OT assessments, treatment and advice and will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic and creative environment. You will work closely with the ward manager and clinical lead to implement and provide a therapeutic programme that supports the use of activity and recovery to maximise early discharge. You will have responsibility for a small team of multi-professional staff, providing supervision, support and leadership on a regular basis. You will also support the ward activity and shift leadership and undertake tasks that support the nursing roles and that maximises service user engagement.This position would suit an Occupational Therapist who is looking to consolidate skills acquired from working in the mental health field. You will need to be a dynamic clinician with good leadership skills and have the ability to recognise the skills of other professions and in order to coordinate the care pathway of the service user. You will draw on a sound clinical background in mental health, with experience of managing complex caseloads and coordinating workloads. You will need to be flexible and work a shift pattern that supports the 7 day programme of extended hours (this will not include nights).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, 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 have good links with the local universities.
This post will temporarily be based at Rosewood Lodge in Dartford. Hoping to return to a newly refurbished ward- Chartwell Ward at Priority House, Maidstone - by mid Summer.
To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.




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If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:

Respect
Openness
Accountability
Working together
Innovation
Excellence

KMPT Benefits:



NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/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,



Local Recruitment and Retention Premia

This includes an additional payment for Band 5, 6 and 7 registered nursing staff in the Dartford locality



Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.



Childcare vouchers

This is a salary sacrifice scheme http://www.childcarevouchers.co.uk/



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.




Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on………!
We love the work, and we want you to join us.

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