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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We want to support you to get the best experience in Occupational Therapy that you can and an acute rotational band 5 post does that. We offer a wide variety of rotations at band 5 and onwards into band 6 as your career grows. We are working to build on existing rotations all the time to add to our offering.

The Therapy department is committed to providing an environment of excellent professional growth. We hold daily team huddles and regular departmental meetings ensuring effective communication within the teams. We ensure all recently qualified staff or staff that are new to the NHS are supported through our preceptorship programme. We have dedicated CPD time, regular performance reviews and service development projects across the bands. Supervision is highly regarded within the department as a method of ensuring all staff are supported in their professional development and career progression. Furthermore, the department has a structured in-service training programme alongside monthly Band 5 peer support meetings.

Rotations are available in the following clinical areas:
  • Trauma and elective Orthopaedics
  • General Surgical Team
  • Stroke Therapy Team
  • Front Door Team- ED
  • Care of the Elderly Team
  • Medical Team
  • Cardio Respiratory team

Our department operates an integrated therapy service, where Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists work alongside each other in each of the clinical areas.

Main duties of the job

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.

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 rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

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 Drive



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