Occupational Therapist

£31,365 - £37,890
28 Aug 2020
22 Sep 2020
Contract Type
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

Calling all registered therapists looking to join a forward-thinking team - you could be an essential part of our fast-paced Responsive Services!

We're throwing open our virtual doors on Thursday 17 September so you can find out more about our Trust, and our friendly and welcoming teams.

In Responsive Services, we work hard to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, and also support patients through the critical first few days after they leave hospital. This open day webinar will focus on our West Sussex team, and will be staffed by therapists just like you, ready to answer all your questions about what it's like to work with us and our patients.

We have a variety of roles available for registered staff across West Sussex including Horsham, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester, and this is your opportunity to ask practical questions about our service and our day-to-day working lives, outside of a formal interview setting.

Register your place now!

To register a place on our webinar, simply claim one of the free Eventbrite tickets using the link on the right hand side.

Are you looking for a post in the community setting? Would you like to further develop your OT skills with people with complex or urgent needs. Would you like to follow your patients through differing stages of health needs from crisis into rehabilitation and living well with long term conditions?

Worthing Responsive Services is a multidisciplinary team providing a 7-day service.

We provide:
• A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
• A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
• Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living.
• A rehabilitation service including a range of therapies.

• Support to people living with long-term conditions and frailty.

The team works closely with other community teams, GPs, and other health and social care professionals across different providers. There is also progress towards working more collaboratively with the voluntary and third sector organisations, such as Age UK West Sussex and carer support services.

The team is looking for Band 6 or experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join the therapy team. The post-holder will need to have experience of working within a variety of clinical specialities particularly the community and the acute settings.

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to:

• Receive support from other therapy colleagues.
• Receive clinical supervision from the Band 7 Clinical OT Lead.
• Participate in the in-service learning programme.
• Attend the annual SCFT conference day.
• Develop specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team.
• Participate and assist in the implementation of the Calderdale Framework.
• Supervise and support development of other staff outside of your professional group.
• Develop leadership skills through formal and supported training.
• Develop skills beyond the usual scope of practice of your profession.
• Assist in shaping future clinical practice of the therapy team.

Our ideal candidate will enjoy problem solving, have excellent communication and clinical skills, and want to work within a supportive multidisciplinary team. The service is continually developing and improving to meet the needs of our patients and commissioners.

You will support less experienced staff, act as a clinical educator for Occupational Therapy students, manage your own complex clinical caseload, and work with the Team Leads to ensure the provision of a high quality rehabilitation service for the local population.
Applications from candidates seeking full or part-time hours will be considered.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Job Description ( PDF , 232.9 KB )
  • Person Specification ( PDF , 265.4 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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