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Occupational Therapy Front Door Clinical Specialist

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are changing the way we meet the needs of our patients. We understand that patients needing therapy don't just arrive at hospital on weekdays between nine and five. We are putting the needs of these patients first and operating a dynamic new extended hours, seven day service at our Front Door.

We are looking for a Highly Specialised Occupational Therapist in our Front Door team to be part of the seven day Therapy service. We provide a week day 8am to 8pm service and a weekend service.

We are looking for an experienced clinician with advanced specialist acute medical knowledge and experience of working in this area. Essential additional qualities include flexibility, forward thinking and a proactive approach to challenges.

The post holder will work closely with other band 7 AHP team leads within the Front Door therapies team and be closely involved in service redesign and development.

Together with team leaders in other in-patient specialties, you will support the OT Clinical Lead and the Therapies Manager in the strategic and operational planning for the department

Main duties of the job

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 in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work and when asked whether care of patients is the organisation's top priority
  • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country we achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey

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 personal specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Drive



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