Senior Occupational Therapist

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Intermediate Care in-patient Therapy Team are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a band 6 Occupational Therapist to join Uckfield ICU.

Our Occupational Therapists are recognised and valued as integral to patient experience and outcomes and are supported professionally via our Occupational Therapy Lead structure.

Our Trust and leadership teams are committed to supporting your work/life balance via flexible working and tailored support to help you advance your clinical practice and leadership skills in style that suits you, your health and wellbeing and your future career aspirations. This is an ideal opportunity to bring your skills and develop them in a flexible, supportive, and positive community service.

Main duties of the job

To practice as an occupational therapist managing the OT case load and delegating work to other team members as appropriate.

To develop and maintain a high standard of clinical practice as a member of the multidisciplinary team, in line with the code of professional conduct of the College of Occupational Therapists.

To assist the multi-disciplinary team in preparing intervention plans, implementing rehabilitation and evaluating outcomes.

To work jointly with other professionals to ensure a patient-centred approach.

Review and reflect on your practice through regular participation in professional supervision with your nominated occupational therapy supervisor. To provide clinical supervision to other members of the team, as agreed with the Therapy Lead.

To ensure the maintenance of assessment and treatment equipment in a satisfactory condition, and ensure careful use and return of same, cleaned, where appropriate. Report any suspect or faulty equipment to the appropriate manager. To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.

About us

Why work for us?
  • We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services working in supportive team environments, including medical, clinical, support and corporate services
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly.
  • A variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county.
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities tailored to individuals.
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • We are proud to be a Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces.
  • We are proud to be a Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast.
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To practice as an occupational therapist managing the OT case load and delegating work to other team members as appropriate.

See Job Description and Person Specification for details.

Person Specification

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel between other units if required


  • Valid driving licence

Skills and Knowledge


  • Experienced at prescribing equipment for D/C
  • Ability to manage complex situations
  • Ability to independently manage caseload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to delegate clinical work


  • Use of electronic records



  • Minimum 2 years postgraduate experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • Experience of working in a wide range of clinical settings


  • Experience of working in an inpatients intermediate care setting
  • Experience with complex D/C planning
  • Experience of student clinical educator role



  • Relevant Professional Qualification
  • Registration with HCPC as Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of post graduate learning

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Uckfield Hospital

Framfield road


TN22 5AW

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