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B6 Specialist Rotation Occupational Therapist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our friendly, sociable, experienced teams working within the Joint Community Rehabilitation Service (JCR), Integrated Discharge Team (IDT) EDGH, Hospital Intervention Team (HIT) EDGH, and UCR (Urgent Care Response) EDGH.

The Joint Community Rehabilitation and Falls Prevention Service is a short-term 7 day service which assesses and treats people within their own homes. The team, uses an inter-professional model of working and aims to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital or long-term care, enable earlier discharges from hospital and promote independence and quality of life. We key work and provide rehabilitation to adults with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. Weekends are covered on a rota basis.

The Hospital Intervention Team is part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and is based in the Emergency Department, the Clinical Decision Unit and the Acute Medical Unit. The aim of the service is to facilitate a timely discharge from these wards, and involves working as part of a 7 day rota.

The Integrated Discharge Team is part of a MDT and based on an acute ward. The service aims to assess clients on the ward and to make decisions regarding the help they require to return home (as per the National Guidance on Pathways - Discharge to Assess model).

Main duties of the job

To undertake holistic assessments, key work individual cases and provide specific Occupational Therapy intervention as required

To manage a clinical caseload, undertaking specialist clinical Occupational Therapy, including complex work requiring particular expertise or ability.

To participate as part of an integrated team providing Occupational Therapy advice to other colleagues within the team

To support the Team Lead with service development, helping to implement policy changes and to set and monitor standards of practice.

To participate in health promotion and education of staff, clients and families

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • BSc / MSc in Occupational therapy
  • Current registration with HCPC.
  • Postgraduate qualification or evidence


  • Specialist postgraduate training
  • Practice Student Educator



  • Broad range of Band 5 rotations
  • Experience of training/supervision.
  • Experience of multi-professional working


  • Experience in Acute setting
  • Experience in community setting



  • Evidence of CPD in previous year.
  • Knowledge of client centred practice.
  • Knowledge of client centred practice. Awareness of clinical governance and understanding of the NHS and challenges facing service delivery.


  • Specialist client group knowledge.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust




BN21 2UD

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