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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2020.

Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 150-SF4409-CWS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Rehabilitation Engineering
Chailey Clinical Services, Lewes

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

The Rehabilitation Engineering Service (RES) at Chailey Clinical Services (CCS) has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Clinical Scientist to join our innovative Healthcare Science team. CCS is a set of specialist services that work with children and young people with complex neuro disabilities. The RES provide clinical and technical support to the CCS specialist multidisciplinary outpatient clinics, and support the children and young adults who attend Chailey Heritage Foundation as well as other special schools and care homes. The multidisciplinary team includes Healthcare Scientists, Therapists, Doctors, Nurses and administration staff.

The post holder will lead elements of the Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) assessment service within the RES. This includes leading multidisciplinary clinics assessing for EAT solutions, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The post holder will also be part of the team assessing for and providing 24 hour postural management solutions for our clients.

You will need to be motivated, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work flexibly. You will need to be an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist, or be on the COVID-19 temporary register, or be eligible to be registered within the next six months. Ideally you will have experience of working within EAT and postural management.

Training and support will be provided as required.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust offer excellent learning and development opportunities for all staff, regular supervision and appraisal, and are committed to supporting employees in developing their careers within the organisation.

You will need a UK driving licence, and use of a car for business purposes.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alice Wintergold or Hannah Griffiths - 01825 724705

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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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