Band 6

Job summary

It’s an exciting time for our Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service as we reintroduce a static therapy workforce into our Urgent Community Response Team in Brighton & Hove.

As part of this, we are looking for Senior Occupational Therapists to join us, so if you’re an ambitious, proactive, and experienced physiotherapist looking to be part of a supportive team and use your skills to provide excellent acute community care, we’d love to hear from you.

This is an amazing opportunity to become a member of the team as a senior OT working together to help patients stay in their homes, making sure they avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and supporting them through the first few critical days after they leave hospital. The focus of this role is delivering essential holistic assessment and treatment to patients with acute, diverse needs across the area.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will use your skills to undertake acute assessment, planning treatment and intervention for patients with a variety of conditions, identifying ongoing needs and making appropriate onward referrals to our partners.

You will be part of the co-ordination of the multidisciplinary team through the allocation of visits. You will also support the clinical and operational leads in the supervision and development of colleagues and can develop your clinical and non-clinical capabilities across the four pillars of practice.

You will need to able to drive with a full UK license due to the geographic area covered by the team.

About us

Why work for us?

  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly
  • Rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • A great variety of working environments, in the community, in patients’ homes and in our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as part time, flexi time, annualised hours etc.
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff
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