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Senior Occupational Therapist


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OT: Chichester Community
37.5 hours per week or part time considered
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Bicentennail Building Chichester
£26.302-£35,225 per annum or pro-rata if PT
21/01/2018 23:59

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). SCFT is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


The Responsive service team is developing and expanding!
Responsive Services is a multidisciplinary team providing a 7-day service.

We provide:
• A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
• A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
• Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living.
• A rehabilitation service including a range of therapies.

The team works more closely with other community teams, GPs, other health and social care professionals across different providers. There is progress towards working more collaboratively with the voluntary and third sector organisations, such as Age UK West Sussex, British Red Cross, and carer support services.

The team is looking for Band 6 or experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join the therapy team. The post-holder will need to have experience of working within a variety of clinical settings, particularly the community.

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to:
• Receive support from other therapy colleagues.
• Receive clinical supervision from Band 7 Clinical OT Lead.
• Participate in the in-service learning programme.
• Attend the annual SCFT conference day.
• Develop specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team.
• Participate and assist in the implementation of the Calderdale Framework.
• Supervise and support development of other staff outside of your professional group.
• Develop leadership skills through formal and supported training.
• Develop skills beyond the usual scope of practice of your profession.
• Assist in shaping future clinical practice of the therapy team.

Our ideal candidate will enjoy problem solving, have excellent communication and clinical skills, and want to work within a supportive multidisciplinary team. The service is continually developing and improving to meet the needs of our patients and commissioners.

You will support less experienced staff, act as a clinical educator for Occupational Therapy students, manage your own complex clinical caseload, and work with the Team Leads to ensure the provision of a high quality rehabilitation service for the local population.

Staff working in the South East Coast Region will be given priority consideration for vacancies if they are at risk of redundancy.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kate Woods 07747717175
Anna Izod 01730 819125

If you have problems applying, contact

01273 696011 x3419