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Senior Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
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Firwood House Eastbourne
Firwood House Eastbourne
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum, pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in our Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) team based at Firwood House in Eastbourne.

The JCR is a 7-day short-term service which assesses and treats people within their own homes, using an InterProfessional framework. The service aims to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospitals or long-term care, enable earlier discharges from hospital and promote independence and quality of life.

You will be part of a friendly, supportive, professional integrated team. CPD is supported and supervision and training are integral to the working practices of the team

The post holder will be required to work flexibly and visit people in their own homes and carry out joint assessments in the acute and intermediate care and Hospice in-patient settings where appropriate. The ability to travel around the county in a timely fashion is essential.

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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

Karen Smith, Team Lead Occupational Therapist on 01323 466170

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 4444