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Senior Occupational Therapist Intermediate Care Unit

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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SASH is changing the way we care for our patients. We are opening our brand new 60 bed intermediate care wards on our acute site and we need enthusiastic and eager Occupational Therapists to be part of this new service development. These ICT units will be pioneering a new model of care within SASH. The therapy staff on these units will be working alongside a newly appointed therapy ward manager and hybrid healthcare assistants/therapy support workers to support individuals to regain/maintain their independence and move onwards onto their place of residence as quickly as possible.

The Therapy department is committed to providing an environment of excellent professional growth and offers daily team huddles and regular departmental meetings ensuring effective communication within the teams. We incorporate CPD time, regular performance reviews and service development projects. Supervision is highly regarded within the department as a method of ensuring all staff are supported in their professional development and career progression.

SASH is one of just 5 NHS trusts in the country working in Partnership with Healthcare experts at the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, USA. Within this partnership staff are supported and trained to develop a culture of continuous improvement based on lean principles. Staff have the opportunity to understand the Lean for Leaders development Programme which has led to significant improvement for both staff and patients

Main duties of the job

There are opportunities for specialist training within this clinical field, service development within the team and excellent opportunities to develop your leadership skills.

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do
  • We are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work and when asked whether care of patients is the organisation's top priority
  • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country we achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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