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Clinical Lead - Occupational Therapist

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Hove
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Community Therapy Service B& H:Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

At Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) we believe in excellent care at the heart of the community.We are looking to recruit an OT Clinical Lead within the Brighton and Hove area joining the Community Therapy Hub.

The post is to provide clinical and professional leadership for the Occupational therapy staff, initially working in the In-Reach Rehab Beds team, which sits within the Community Therapy Hub.

Main duties of the job

The Rehab in -reach beds and Community Therapy Hub operates a seven day service. We provide:
  • Assessment and treatment /intervention in set care homes, to support patients coming out of the acute hospital prior to returning home.
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges to patients in their own homes.
  • Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living
  • A rehabilitation service, including a range of therapies
  • Community rehab for people with long term conditions and frailty

We are looking for a Band 7 Clinical Lead OT to join our team in the Brighton and Hove area.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • 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
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • 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

The successful applicant will deliver complex clinical care to patients in the community. You will be required to have excellent widespread knowledge of a variety of conditions, including frailty and stroke.

You will support colleagues with mentoring, coaching and teaching. The emphasis will be on providing clinical leadership in order to meet Trust targets aimed at facilitating hospital discharge, preventing avoidable hospital admissions, developing contingency plans, promoting independence, and implementing a culture of rehabilitation across community services.

You will also provide specialist support to therapy colleagues and work closely with the other clinical and operational leads for therapy services and members of the wider multidisciplinary team, ensuring seamless care for patients in and out of hospital.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, a demonstrable dedication to personal development, and a commitment to providing high quality care to a range of patients with differing needs.

You will be required to travel between bases across Brighton and Hove area, to meet the clinical and supervisory requirements of the post.

You must be a car driver, with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Willingness and ability to take part in weekend working is required.

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy qualification at degree or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing prof development


  • Evidence of leadership education/ development or a willingness to undertake this



  • Evidence of working in a community environment
  • Evidence of teaching / health promotion
  • Experience of working in a MDT in a ward/ beds setting
  • Minimum 5 years experience post graduate
  • Significant experience of supervision provision


  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and ability to empower others in practice



  • Evidence of prioritisation in clinical setting and demonstrates ability to delegate to others
  • Evidence of managing change
  • Evidence of effective communication
  • Experience of leadership


  • Knowledge of Clinical governance, risk management and clinical audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton and Hove


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