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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Occupational Therapist (rotational)

Job Reference: 150-ES4808-CEN

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy, Community Healthcare, Rehabilitation
Haywards Heath, Horsham, Crawley, West Sussex
£24,907-£30,615 pa

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

Come and work for a community NHS Trust which strives to deliver excellent care at the heart of the community, is rated "good" with "outstanding" features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and which has values of achieving ambitions, delivering excellence, working together and compassionate care.

These demonstrate our belief in both person-centred care and staff development and we offer a supportive and innovative environment in which to start or develop your Occupational Therapy career. We are now looking for skilled, enthusiastic, highly motivated Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our newly-developed rotations across Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A driving licence and a car available to use for work are essential, as you will be required to travel across sites and in the community.

In this role you will be involved in:

  • Delivering of high quality, individualised, evidenced-based care to all patients
  • Maintaining confidentiality, privacy and dignity of patients
  • Learning, developing and adapting to change evidenced in CPD
  • Operating in a team and contributing to team decisions
  • Managing own caseload and prioritising
  • Teaching of patients, carers and peers

During each six month rotation, you will be supported by Band 7 and Band 6 colleagues with a comprehensive range of in-service training to meet your learning needs. Rotations include:

  • Intermediate care rehab unit
  • Responsive Services (community based)
  • Stroke ward
  • Responsive Neurological Services

We have three bases: Crawley Hospital, Horsham Hospital, and The Kleinwort Centre, and the adjacent Nightingale Primary Care Centre in Haywards Heath.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Claire Anderson

Job title: Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Email address:

Telephone number: 07500 064930

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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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