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Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist/Nurse Assessor

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

There is an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Nurse Assessor to join the Hospital Intervention Team (HIT) at East Sussex Healthcare, to cover maternity leave.The team cover a 7 day service 8am-8pm across gateway wards (with further service extension possible in the future) to facilitate discharges and prevent hospital admissions.The team have opportunities to work flexibility and also go out into the community to see patients in their own homes as needed.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team who work within the gateway wards of the acute hospital. The teams are tasked with reducing unnecessary admissions, and facilitating safe and timely discharge to patients who do not require in-patient stays. To deliver this essential and high profile service you will require high level clinical reasoning skills and the ability to problem solve under pressure. Experience within the core areas of the profession is essential, as the caseload is variable, with many patients requiring multi-modality interventions.The post holder will be integral in developing the inter-disciplinary model of assessment and treatment, and in achieving key standards of practice within East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. There may be options to rotate within other clinical areas in the future if requested. All applications will be scored against the Person Specification and so applications should reference to the key criteria of this role. Only applicants with current HCPC or NMC registration will be considered for shortlisting.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • BSc Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy/ Nurse MSc in Rehabilitation or equivalent
  • Current HCPC/NMC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development to diploma level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience


  • ICES Trusted Assessor's certificate
  • Post graduate qualification in relevant area
  • IT certificate (e.g.ECDL)



  • At least 2 years as a band 5 Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist/Nurse
  • Recent experience in a hospital or community setting
  • Experience working within Gateway wards, or in discharge/ admission avoidance teams


  • Some experience of clinical supervision or action learning
  • Worked in multi professional teams



  • Knowledge of complex, multi pathologies and long term chronic conditions
  • Knowledge of Legislation, DH/ NICE guidelines and clinical governance relevant to area

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