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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2020.

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 150-ES4495-CEN

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Kleinwort Centre, Horizon Unit, Crawley Hospital, Haywards Heath/Horsham/Crawley
£31,365-£37,890 pa

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

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Following our recent therapy review we are looking for a forward-thinking Band 6 Occupational Therapist with diverse clinical skills, a passion for rehabilitation, and the drive to help develop our services. We provide a patient-focused multidisciplinary approach to support maximising independence and wellbeing, and enabling individuals to meet their goals.

The post holder will carry a complex patient caseload, be responsible for supervision of other staff, and use their assessment and intervention skills to ensure patients are discharged in a timely manner, supporting flow from the acute hospital.

We are based over three intermediate care units in Haywards Heath (Kleinwort Centre), Horsham (Horizon Unit) and Crawley Hospital. This is a supportive environment with two Clinical Lead Occupational Therapists, and a wider therapy team with dedicated and integral operational and professional leadership.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, competent in a wide range of clinical areas and experience in either acute or community settings They will demonstrate flexible problem-solving skills and experience of goal setting and utilising outcome measures to demonstrate the effectiveness of their interventions. Above all, they will be a great team player, building relationships with teams across the central patch.

SCFT strives to deliver excellent care at the heart of the community, is rated "good" with "outstanding" features by the CQC, and has values of achieving ambitions, delivering excellence, working together and compassionate care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Anderson, 01444 445600

Please note: After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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