Specialist Occupational Therapist for Rehabilitation | East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 23 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 May 2024
Location: Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2DZ
Company: ESHT
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6252083/374-KN021-A

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Job overview

Here at East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) we have a large Occupational Therapy service spanning a number of services. The team is recognised and valued as integral to the patient experience.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Intermediate Care Specialist Stroke Occupational Therapy Team who cover Bexhill Irvine Unit and rye Memorial. The post will be based in Bexhill Irvine Unit. The ability to travel between sites and patients’ homes is necessary.

The post offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within an in-patient Intermediate Care setting with the opportunity to develop Band 6 skills. The post holder will be supported by the wider Intermediate Care Occupational Therapy Team including training, supervision, role development and peer support.

We seek motivated and innovative practitioners, with excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure. In return we will help you to achieve your potential by providing supportive learning environment within a supportive immediate and wider team.

We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Please refer to the job description attached.

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

Person specification


Essential criteria
• Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
• Current registration with HCPC

Desirable criteria
• Post graduate qualification in relevant area


Essential criteria
• Experience within a variety of settings
• Full range of placements

Desirable criteria
• Training/supervision experience
• Experience of working in Healthcare

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Our vision is to be:
• The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:
• Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:
• Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
• Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
• Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:
• Safe
• Effective
• Caring
• Responsive and
• Well led

This advert closes on Tuesday 7 May 2024

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