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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/05/2020.

Bank Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Job Reference: 150-BANKOT

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation
Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Worthing, Chichester, Horsham, East Sussex, West Sussex
£24,907-£30,615 Pro Rata

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Please note that we are shortlisting applicants for these posts on a daily basis, so you may be contacted by our Recruitment team before the advert's closing date.

We are looking for HCPC-registered Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our dedicated bank workforce, Staff Direct, and support our therapy services operating throughout East and West Sussex.

We are searching for highly motivated Occupational Therapists with excellent communication skills and a drive for clinical excellence.

Our Occupational Therapy services include:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation - based in a local community hospital, working as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver rehabilitation programmes and facilitate discharge.
  • Community Responsive Services - supporting patients with short-term packages of rehabilitation within their own homes, caring for patients with a wide range of conditions in order to prevent hospital admission and restore functional independence.
  • Falls Prevention - working closely with patients and their families to reduce falls and maximise health, wellbeing and independence by delivering specialist assessment and tailored rehabilitation programmes.

All our Staff Direct members are paid weekly, with a 12.5% supplement to our NHS Agenda for Change hourly rates, and further enhancements for weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays. They are also able to access a range of NHS staff benefits including our Occupational Health services and the NHS Pension Scheme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Staff Direct - 01273 242227,

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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