Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist, with a passion for working with people who are experiencing mental illness. Would you like to be part of an innovative model of care, which places therapy at its core?

Occupational Therapists are recognised as essential members of the MDT and are at the forefront of recovery and therapeutic interventions. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist, who is looking to positively contribute to this innovative approach.

You will be responsible for providing assessments, treatment and advice and will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic and creative environment.

Main duties of the job

  • 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

Working for your 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To adhere to and apply the current Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of Occupational Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and Standards of Proficiency for Occupational Therapists.
  • To be responsible for maintaining professional registration.
  • To support the implementation of the current and future Allied Health Professions (AHP) strategy
  • To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To ensure that the Trust’s values are upheld in Occupational Therapy practice.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To provide effective supervision, support, and guidance for identified other staff and any work delegated to them.
  • To take into account the individuality of the views, wishes, values and beliefs of service users, and relatives, respecting equality and diversity and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
  • To effectively liaise with service users, family, carers, advocates and health and social care professionals regarding service user’s assessment, treatment and care to ensure continuity of care and delivery of a coordinated service as a member of the MDT
  • To ensure all communication adheres to Trust policy and Caldicott / data protection principles.
  • To assess capacity and obtain informed consent from service users and work within a legal framework with those service users who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To ensure service users are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their care plans wherever possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name - Natalie Boorman
Job title - Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist
Email address - natalie.boorman@nhs.net
Telephone number - 07725004265