Occupational Therapy Assistant - band 3

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Recruiter
Surrey and Sussex Hea
Location
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
20 Feb 2021
Closes
02 Mar 2021
Ref
326-5106357-MB
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
We want to give you the best possible experience in the next stage of your career.

We strive to be the best place to work and the best place to be cared for. We pride ourselves on supporting our colleagues to thrive in their existing roles and to develop their careers with us.

That's why we're so proud that in the last staff survey our colleagues rated us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend us as a place to work.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill. SASH is:

  • Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work
  • We achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey
  • In 2019, we were crowned best dementia-friendly hospital in the country and shortlisted at the Health Service Journal Awards for organisation of the year.


Staff benefits

  • Our location: you can access beautiful countryside, historic towns and villages and bustling city life all nearby. With good schools, nature reserves and cultural attractions on our doorstep, and both London and Brighton easily accessible too, there's something for everyone nearby.
  • On-site nursery
  • Free on-site car parking for staff
  • On-site Boots and WHSmith shops
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • Metrobus, local bus operator offer all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please visit the Metrobus website for details and terms and conditions)
  • Lockable storage for cycles
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A huge range of Health Service Discounts at hundreds of big brands from holidays to gadgets and restaurants to retail.


East Surrey Hospital Therapy Department is a friendly, forward thinking and innovative department with a well- established Clinical Governance programme and a focus on developing staff.

We are looking for a Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant to join the team of qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in the Front Door service at East Surrey Hospital.

The majority of your time will be spent working with in-patients and assisting the Therapists to maximise patients' independence and ensure their safe discharge from hospital. You will also be required to accompany the Therapists on home visits.

The role involves a wide range of support and administrative tasks in addition to patient focused time.

You need to have an understanding of Occupational Therapy and/or Physiotherapy. Previous experience working as a Band 2 Therapy assistant would be an advantage.

Proven good communication and people skills are essential.

You will be involved in our on going in service training programme, receive supervision, yearly personal review and be supported in your professional development.

For further information, please contact;

Michelle Offen : The Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist on 01737 768511 x6124

Email michelle.offen1@nhs.net

Closing date : 3rd March 2021

Interview date : 23rd March 2021

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We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical and dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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