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University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC's key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

About this vacancyB5 Rotational Occupational Therapist on a Fixed Term/Seconded basis for 12 months.

We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to join our Occupational Therapy Service at University Hospitals Sussex.

We currently have a vacancy on our rotation, this is an excellent way to gain experience in our 'Outstanding Hospitals' working in a variety of clinical areas.

Our team delivers high quality Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions across a large variety of specialities with the opportunity for occasional weekend working.

Our teams cover a variety of specialties including stroke, neurology, neuro-rehab, general medicine, elderly medicine, emergency floor, rheumatology, orthopaedics and surgery.

As part of the OT Team you will work collaboratively to complete assessments, interventions and demonstrate sound clinical reasoning to enable patients to achieve optimum potential during their in-patient episode and facilitate timely discharge.

We are a hard working and compassionate OT service and will provide the professional support to the successful candidate to help them progress clinically and personally within our dedicated and energetic service.

We offer regular formal and informal supervision with an annual personal development review and a full and comprehensive mandatory training programme and additional access to external learning opportunities. We are a hard working and compassionate OT service and will provide the professional support to the successful candidates to help them progress clinically and personally within our dedicated and energetic service.

The OT Service is committed to practice placements with strong links to University of Brighton.

Working within this trust gives us the exciting and challenging opportunity to build a service which meets the needs of the local people.

We welcome informal visit to the department prior to application if you would be interested in finding out more.General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria.For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.
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Occupational Therapy
Estimated Salary
£24,907.00 - £30,615.00
Chichester, UK Show on map
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