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About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as 'Outstanding for Caring' by the CQC - fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About this vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Trust is the regional teaching hospital working across two sites: The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

This role in the Hospital Rapid Discharge Team is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fully integrated multi-disciplinary team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital working across A&E, Acute Admissions Unit, Short Stay Wards and Elderly Care Wards.

As one team we case manage patients from admission to A&E through their hospital journey to discharge and leaving hospital.

Our Team comprises of nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy assistants and social care professionals. This enables close multidisciplinary working to achieve combined goals, effective discharge planning and improved patient flow from A&E to the wards.

Therapists work within an integrated model, carrying out comprehensive, generic assessments with the aim to deliver highest standards of patient care, as well as promoting service and professional development to further enhance both clinical and non-clinical skills.

The post would include being part of the rostered seven day working and extended hours service covering 8am-8pm to support discharges using various services available.

We can offer:

A supportive working environment with regular supervision and protected CPD time

Opportunity to work across A&E, short stay wards and elderly care wards with a wide range of clinical conditions

Working within a well-established MDT that is always striving to improve our practice and is open to feedback and fresh ideas.

Being part of a Team that has been identified by ECIST as one of the leaders in the field

Support to develop your own supervision skills

Opportunity to contribute to service development

You should have:

Enthusiasm and the ability to work autonomously under pressure

Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills

Confident clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills

Experience across a variety of clinical settings eg; falls prevention, elderly care, community and acute inpatient work

Comprehensive communication and assessment skills

The ability to demonstrate innovative and proactive ways of working

Interview Date: to be confirmed

General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only 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.

We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 \/448616 or by email: bsuh.hremploymentservices@nhs.net
Job Sector
Health & Medicine
Job Position
Occupational Therapy
£30,401.00 - £37,267.00
Brighton, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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