Senior Occupational Therapist

£34,537 to £40,570 p/a

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing Wellbeing Team at St Michael’s Hospice in Hastings. The post holder would join our existing Rehabilitation staff made up of a Senior Occupational Therapist, an Apprentice Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, and Wellbeing Assistants.

The role would involve the rewarding and challenging responsibilities of delivering specialist therapeutic input to a caseload of diverse and complex patients in the inpatient, community, and outpatient settings using both group and individual interventions. They would work in accordance with the principles of rehabilitative palliative care and contribute to enabling people with serious and advanced illness to live as fully as possible until they die.

The post holder would share the on-the-job clinical mentorship of an Apprentice Occupational Therapist with the Team’s other Senior Occupational Therapist. There are opportunities to collaborate on the development and growth of the Occupational Therapy Service going forward.

The candidate will benefit from close supportive working relationships alongside other specialist palliative care professionals and a senior leadership team that is dedicated to a vision of a more rehabilitative and enablement focus model of patient care.

Candidates should have a wide range of occupational therapy experience and an understanding of rehabilitative palliative care. We are open to candidates from a variety of clinical backgrounds including, but not limited to Mental Health, Inpatient, and Community Occupational Therapy.

At St Michael’s Hospice we offer a friendly, team orientated work environment – a good pension scheme with the option to continue any existing NHS pension scheme membership, an Employee Assistance Programme, Benenden Healthcare, up to 29 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, subsidised employee meals and free refreshments, free parking, supportive supervision and a proactive Education Department to support with your development. To apply for this position, please complete an application form. Please note CVs will not be accepted, unless candidates are unable to complete the application form due to a disability, in which case please contact the HR team.

It is a requirement for hospice employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, if you are working in a patient facing role, unless you have a medical exemption or are under 18. Before you start employment with the Hospice you will be asked to provide documentary evidence of your vaccinations or medical exemption.

Closing date: 10th July 2022

Interviews Week Commencing: 18th July 2022

Get in touch

If you are interested in working for us then please contact Matt Wheatley, Rehabilitation Lead, on 07936 363898 or email or Nikki Bentham, Senior Occupational Therapist on