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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2022.

Band 6 - Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 074-A-21-16156

CSH Surrey
£32,306 - £39,027 + 5% HCA pro rata per annum

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy.

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level.

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Rotational Band 6 Occupational Therapists: Complex Elderly Inpatient Rehab, and Rapid Response community services


• Do you have an interest in gaining experience in a fast pace rehabilitation environment?

• Do you care about the experience of the older person in hospital/at home, and want to ensure that individuals are treated with care, dignity and respect?

• If so, then consider applying for a post within our services.


We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapists to work in our inpatient rehab unit (at Walton or Woking Community Hospitals) and in our urgent community response service based at Woking Hospital, with the future possibility of rotating into other services eg local acute hospital.


Our Inpatient services work on the Complex Elderly Rehabilitation Wards in our 2 community hospitals (Walton-on-Thames and/or Woking), offering patient-centred care, working with individuals, and their families/carers, to help optimise function and well-being as part of preparation for a safe discharge.


Our urgent community response service provides responsive NHS community services to patients across North West Surrey as part of an integrated service with Surrey Adult Social Care Teams. Our OTs undertake assessments, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients who may require management and/or rehabilitation interventions in their own environment to prevent acute hospital admissions and to support complex hospital discharges.


Although expected to work autonomously you will not be alone. Both services are based around a multi-disciplinary team model, working with Physiotherapists, Nurses, Community Rehabilitation Assistants, Adult Social Care, frailty services, locality health hubs and doctors, also liaising with other community services.


You will develop your skills in treating patients with a wide variety of conditions. You will manage individual patient cases and gain expertise through a close working relationship with other senior staff and like-minded professionals.


The essential requirements we are looking for in our Occupational Therapy applicants are:

• Knowledge and experience of working within the NHS or equivalent healthcare system

• Knowledge of a wide range of client groups including any of the following: inpatient & community rehabilitation, care of the elderly, neurology, medical, oncology and orthopaedics

• Ability to carry out complex case management, specialist assessments and risk assessment

• Ability to work under pressure and prioritise caseload

• Excellent communication and time management skills.

• Flexible approach to work with the ability to work across a seven day service.

• Ability to work both independently and also as part of the wider multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively with acute and community services.

• Willingness to undertake ongoing professional development and a commitment to providing high quality, safe and effective care that meets the needs of patients.

• Car owner with appropriate license to drive in the UK for business purposes.


This is a full-time post which will include weekend working.

Applications for part-time, Return to Practice, internal secondments and bank staff may also be considered.

Terms and conditions are based on current NHS terms with access to the NHS pension scheme.

Here at CSH Surrey we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets).

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