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Specialist Rotational Occupational Therapist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We would also be delighted to receive applications from those considering band 5 to 6 developer roles

Be a part of the future of health care

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust are investing in their Acute Therapy and Urgent Community Response services as part of a major transformative programme to deliver a Home-First model, transferring care to the community - and we want you to be a part of it.

This expanded service will be working across the integrated pathway from acute to intermediate care services in the community, supporting patients with the care and rehabilitation they need, improving clinical outcomes and patient experience. We are investing in both therapy and care roles and successful candidates joining our expanded service will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, progressive, integrated, multiagency and multidisciplinary team to deliver fully-joined up care to the people of East Sussex.

As part of our team, you will work closely with, and be supported by, our Professional Leads, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Team Leads, Practice Educators and the wider team, providing you the opportunity to develop your skills, training, education and career fully - whether you're newly qualified or looking to take on a more senior role.

Become part of something truly innovative and special with a new role in the Community Health and Integrated Care (CHIC) division at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Main duties of the job

We have a range of roles as part of this investment all supporting the Home First why not home, today? approach, embedding rehabilitation and reablement across our clinical pathways. Please refer to the specifics of the job description regarding the full duties of the role.

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.

Please do contact us to discuss being part of this transformation: Anne Canby or Nigel Ellens

East Sussex is a great place to live and to work from the Victorian grandeur of Eastbourne and the vibrant buzz of Hastings to the peace of the surrounding rural villages, there has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • BSc / MSc in Occupational therapy.
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Postgraduate qualification or evidence of relevant post-qualification professional development


  • Specialist postgraduate training
  • Practice Student Educator



  • Broad range of Band 5 rotation experience/ or alternative OT equivalent experience
  • 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.
  • 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


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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