Occupational Therapist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Joint Community Rehabilitation and Falls prevention Service (JCR)

Band 6 Occupational Therapist

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 team working within an integrated Health and Social Care community rehabilitation service based in Lewes, covering the High Weald, Lewes and Havens area.The Joint Community Rehabilitation and Falls Prevention Service is an integrated, jointly funded service by ASC and the NHS. ESHT provides the rehabilitation, and we work with our ESCC colleagues who provide short term care whilst supporting the client's rehabilitation programme. JCR 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 and Bank Holidays are covered on a shared basis.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a friendly, supportive, professional integrated team which includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation 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, and we support palliative care. You will be fully supported to enhance your occupational therapy and inter-professional clinical 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 attached job description, for any further questions or queries, please contact the appointed manager.

Person Specification



  • BSc / MSc in Occupational therapy
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Postgraduate qualification or evidence of relevant post-qualification professional development



  • 2 years rotational Band 5 experience
  • Experience of training/supervision
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Experience of using client-centred goals


  • Experience in the area of community rehabilitation
  • Experience of providing training
  • Experience of delivering presentations
  • Experience in Mental Health



  • Ability to verbalise the clinical reasoning process in the management of routine cases
  • Motivated to work flexibly within an inter-professional framework
  • Evidence of ability to use own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to implement and respond to change


  • Ability to deal with work pressures
  • Experience of working with other organisations
  • Experience of clinical education
  • Experience of delivering clinical and managerial supervision

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


County Hall

St Annes Crescent



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