Single Point of Access Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

Canterbury, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

Single Point of Access (SPOA) is a Referrals Management function; which provides Urgent or Emergency Telephone Mental Health help and support to Adult clients who are not currently receiving care and treatment from KMPT Services.Clients can talk directly to a clinically trained Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist professional who will discuss their needs and support them on their journey to wellness through KMPT. Single Point of Access clinicians assess an individual via telephone-screening and determine if/what mental health needs exist. Once identified, clinicians will refer to the appropriate Secondary Care Service or signpost the client to the most appropriate Primary Care Service. Single Point of Access are presently working closely with Secamb and 111 to explore how these services can work together to become the Clinical Assessment Service (CAS), this is an exciting new venture for KMPT which may support a move in base to Ashford. Our team is presently providing a service that operates from 8am to 10pm 7 days a week.

We are recruiting qualified professionals to become part of our clinically led Single Point of Access team as Band 6 clinicians. The post holder will be part of a multi disciplinary team and responsible for triaging routine, urgent and emergency referrals and the onward co-ordination of referrals into secondary mental health care in Kent and Medway.

We are looking for professionals with at least 18 months experience, who have excellent communication skills with a commitment to providing patient centred care. As a call centre based team,candidates must be IT literate with the ability to enter details into our clinical systems in a timely manner. As a member of the Single Point of Access team you will be trained by us to be the first point of contact for people accessing secondary mental health services, through tele-triaging and you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification

Role Summary:
  • Telephone-triaging and managing referrals into KMPT
  • Risk management
  • Provide professional advice and signposting
  • Supportive Team working.

Our Staff Say

"The work is varied and interesting"

"The management are supportive and inclusive"

"It is easier for me to be office based as I have mobility difficulties"

"I like the flexible working due to the service being open longer hours than the community team"

"Everyone gets on well in the team"

"The role is challenging in a positive way"

In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT

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

Ref: 226726516

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