Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
University Hospitals S
Location
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details

About our Trust

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Neurosciences Occupational Therapy Rotation at University Hospital Sussex Foundation NHS Trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Occupational Therapist who is keen to work in strong interdisciplinary teams across the neurosciences directorate.

The current rotation includes;
  • Acute Stroke Unit in Brighton
  • The Regional Neuro Rehab Unit in Haywards Heath
  • The Regional neuromedical inpatient service , based in Haywards Heath but due to move to Brighton in 2022.

  • If you have a specialist interest in neurology, enjoy working with patients with complex needs, as part of a well established multidisciplinary team then this job is for you.

    The 24 bed Hyper acute stroke unit provides acute assessment, early rehab and discharge planning for patients immediately post stroke.

    Sussex Rehabilitation Centre is the regional level 2a neuro rehab unit . It is a 39 bed with a strong multi disciplinary ethos and focus on delivering high quality goal centred inpatient rehabilitation for patients age 16 and over who have sustained a new neurological event.

    The Neuromedical ward is a 15 bedded unit with therapists also offering outreach to Neuro patients on general medical wards including ITU. It is due to move to brand new , state of the art facilities in Brighton on completion of the new hospital

    The post will give you opportunity to be involved in service development, innovative practice, teaching and supporting junior staff. You will demonstrate flexible working , good communication skills and team working. Previous experience of working within a neurological setting is essential.

    You will be required to work Monday to Friday with weekend and bank holiday working at the Acute Stroke Unit and possible 7 day working in all areas in the future.

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    Diversity and inclusion at University Hospitals Sussex

    At University Hospitals Sussex we nurture an inclusive culture that values diversity and empowers everyone to be their authentic self at work.

    Our values of respect and inclusion are at our core and guide us in our day to day interactions with each other and our patients. We treat people as individuals - celebrating their differences and always taking the time to listen, and learn, from their experiences and perspectives.

    We have active professional and social networking groups across our hospitals as well as wearing our accreditations and awards with pride. We are an accredited Disability Confident employer, welcome employees from the Armed Forces through the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme, and are proud to be both a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer and a NHS LGBTQI+ Rainbow Badges pilot Trust.

    General information for applicants

    Whilst we celebrate these achievements, we remain true to our 'where better never stops' ethos and to our commitment to champion inclusion and to remove barriers to equality so everyone can feel free to be their authentic self.

    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.

    Further Information

    For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services by Email: uhsussex.hresvacancies@nhs.net

    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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    From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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