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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/07/2020.

Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 150-EG4307-WST-B

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Southfield House, 11, Liverpool Gardens, Worthing., Worthing
£38,890-£44,503 pa (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

At Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) we believe in excellent care at the heart of the community.

We are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead within the Worthing area Community Therapy Hub to provide clinical and professional leadership for the Occupational Therapy staff.

The therapy service has recently been through a redesign to develop Community Therapy Services. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this ongoing development. You will be well supported and encouraged to continuously develop your leadership skills through supervision and internal training opportunities, to meet the needs of yourself and the service. Attendance at the annual SCFT Leadership Conference is encouraged.

The successful applicant will deliver complex clinical care to patients in the community and support other staff with their own caseloads. You will need an excellent and wide-ranging knowledge of a variety of conditions.

You will support colleagues with mentoring, coaching and teaching. The emphasis will be on providing clinical leadership in order to support community patients to maximise their independence and achieve their goals.

You will also provide specialist support to therapy colleagues and work closely with the other clinical and operational leads for therapy services and members of the wider multidisciplinary team, ensuring seamless care for patients in and out of hospital.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, a demonstrable dedication to personal development, and a commitment to providing high quality care to a range of patients with differing needs.

The area covered includes Worthing, Adur, Arun and Chanctonbury, so a car driver is essential.

Flexible working will be required as the service offers two day time shifts and a weekend service.




For further details / informal visits contact:

Melanie Henson

Team Lead Therapy Hub Worthing

01273 696011 Ext 6010

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