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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2020.

Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 074-B4949

CSH Surrey
074 Runnymede & Elmbridge Hub Inpatient Therapy Team 074242508 L6
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide 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 also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!


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 Rapid Response service based at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, with the possibility of rotating between the two teams.


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 Rapid 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 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.

Recruitment - Golden Hello

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in two instalments: - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part- time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI National Insurance in the usual way.We don’t operate Golden Hellos for Band 7 or Band 8 posts, Bank posts or fixed term contracts.

Applicable to:

• Community Qualified Nurses,

• Community Hospital Qualified Nurse

• Paediatric Occupational Therapists

• Immunisation Team Nurses

• Paediatric Physio and Speech & Language Therapists

• Health Visitors located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• Speech and Language Therapists**

• Occupational Therapists**

*Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

** For Surrey Downs Health and Care contract only

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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