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Occupational Therapist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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, Eastbourne, covering the East Sussex area.

Main duties of the job

This is a post based in JCR services, and an exciting opportunity that will clinically support the physiotherapists in JCR. The role will include undertaking highly specialist clinical physiotherapy assessments and treatments to ensure the management of clients along rehabilitation pathways is efficient and clinically effective. You will also work within the wider network of Therapy Services, working in collaboration with other Band 6 Occupational therapists to ensure there is consistency and assurance across the services within East Sussex.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be part of a friendly, supportive, professional integrated team which includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Falls Practitioners, Nurses, Podiatrists 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. We offer regular supervision through the JCR Occupational Therapy Team and training opportunities for professional development.

This post is an excellent opportunity to develop clinical, service development and leadership opportunities for Occupational Therapy within JCR.

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

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 and 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


JCR Team Firwood House

Brassey Avenue


BN22 9QJ

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