Senior Occupational Therapist - Major Trauma
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.
About this vacancy
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, forward thinking Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Major Trauma Occupational Therapy Team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. This involves managing a complex caseload of patients including acquired brain injury, spinal cord injuries and complex fractures.
You will join an established Occupational Therapy service at the hospital with opportunities for ongoing professional development. You will also be working as part of the specialist multidisciplinary team, including Physiotherapists, Neuropsychologists, Trauma Psychology, Trauma Signposting Service and a Head Injury Nurse.
You will carry a clinical caseload, providing support to junior staff and promoting a strong profile for Occupational Therapy within the service.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic OT with effective communication skills, a flexible approach and an ability to work under pressure. Acute hospital experience would be desirable.
University Hospitals Sussex are one of the leading acute Trusts on the South Coast. The Royal Sussex County in Brighton is located just a few minutes from the sea and close to our lively town centre. The Hospital is within easy access to the seaside, countryside and a frequent train service to London and Gatwick airport. We are the Major Trauma Centre and Teaching Hospital for our area.
Please address the job description for additional details regarding this role.
You must have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Marlize Phillips
- Job title
- Head of Occupational Therapy
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01273 696955 ext 4238