Job overview

Rotational Occupational Therapist – 37.5 hours per week.

B5 Rotational post within a community NHS Trust, rated ”Good” by CQC.

We offer a supportive and innovative environment in which to start or develop your career as an Occupational Therapist. As you move through our rotations you will develop skills within stroke rehabilitation both community and ward based, admission avoidance, supported discharge and older person’s rehabilitation both community and ward based.

If you are enthusiastic and motivated to learn then come and join our Band 5 rotation across Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

Main duties of the job

A driving license, and a car available to use for work are essential as you will be required to travel across sites and within the community setting.

In this role you will be involved in:

  • The assessment and treatment of individual’s with a variety of medical, social and cognitive difficulties.
  • Management and prioritisation of your own caseload
  • The delivery of high quality and evidenced based care.
  • Taking part in CPD activities and our in house teaching programme.
  • Being a team player and contributing to team decisions.
  • During each of the 9 month rotations, you will be supported by a Band 7 and Band 6 and have access to peer support within our well established band 5 peer support group. This will include completion of the preceptorship programme where appropriate.

    Our rotation is ever growing with rotational area’s being added. The current rotation comprises of:

    – Stroke Rehabilitation Ward

    – Older Person’s Rehabilitation Ward

    – Responsive Community Neuro services

    – Responsive services (community based covering supported discharge, admission avoidance and older person’s rehabilitation)

    The rotation’s are set over 3 geographical areas of Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex. These all have good links to public transport and are only a 15 minutes’ walk from the town centres.

    Working for our organisation

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

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    To work as and Occupational Therapist within a team or as part of a rotation in Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

    To manage a caseload of patients with a variety of conditions including orthopaedic, neurological, falls, dementia and frailty in a rehabilitation setting.

    To formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment and reasoning skills.

    To be involved in the support of Band 2, 3 and 4 staff as well as student education.

    To take part in in-service training and have ownership of your own personal development.

    For full details please see the attached job description.

    Person specification

    Essential criteria

  • Current registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Essential
    Essential criteria

  • Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • essential
    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of ongoing education
  • 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 two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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