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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2021.

Occupational Therapist (Falls Prevention)

Job Reference: 150-EG5262-WST

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy, Falls Prevention
Southfield House, Worthing

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

  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 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
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

The Falls Prevention team in Worthing are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to reduce the incidence and consequences of falls across West Sussex. This post will form part of a dynamic team delivering specialist assessment and tailored rehabilitation programmes to those who have, or are at risk of falling.

This post provides a unique opportunity to work as a multidisciplinary practitioner to provide a holistic service to our clients. We are presented with a wide range of conditions and there will be scope to develop your knowledge and interests in the areas of vestibular rehabilitation, falls rehabilitation for neurological clients, and anxiety management amongst other therapeutic interventions. There is also opportunity to develop experience in balance exercise groups.

The post holder will work closely with clients and their families alongside a range of services, both statutory and non statutory, to reduce falls and maximise health, wellbeing and independence.

When required the post holder will also provide tailored training sessions to a range of audiences across statutory and non statutory agencies, improving the prevention and management of falls across the whole system.

This post is part of a rotational Band 5 position which includes working within our Community Hospitals and Responsive Services Community Therapy Hub.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Karen Stewart

Job title: Falls Team Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 07799 861861

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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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