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Occupational Therapist - JCR

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 6 Occupational Therapist, JCR Hastings and Rother. permanent 30hrs

Welcome to East Sussex, a place that boasts a beautiful coastline, beaches and the South Downs National Park. Close to Brighton and rail links to London. Come and join our friendly, sociable, experienced teams working within an integrated Health and Social Care community rehabilitation service based in High Weald, Lewes and Havens area.

The Joint Community Rehabilitation and Falls Prevention Service is a short-term 7 day service which assesses and treats people within their own homes. Our service aims to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital or long-term care, enable earlier discharges from hospital and promote independence and quality of life. The ability to travel around the county in a timely fashion is essential. Weekends are covered on a rota basis and at present includes one weekend day approximately every 6 weeks with a day off during the week.

Main duties of the job

We will provide friendly, supportive, professional integrated and multi professional teams which include Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Support Workers using an inter-professional model of working. We key work and provide rehabilitation to adults with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. You will be fully supported to develop your inter-professional skills and areas of special clinical interest. We offer regular supervision and training opportunities for professional development.

We encourage you to contact us for an informal chat or visit. We look forward to hearing from you

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



  • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy or Occupational therapy
  • Current registration with HPC.


  • Specialist postgraduate training.
  • Practice Placement Education Certificate.



  • 2-3 years rotational experience
  • Experience of training/supervision
  • Experience of multi-professional working.


  • Experience in Acute setting
  • Experience of Neurological conditions
  • Experience of using client-centred goals.



  • Knowledge of client centred practice
  • Awareness of clinical governance and understanding of the NHS and challenges facing service delivery.


  • Specialist client group knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Bexhill Hospital

Holliers Hill


TN40 2DZ

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