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Occupational Therapist

Priory Group

Job Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Founded over 225 years ago The Priory Hospital Ticehurst House stands within 48 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens in Ticehurst st, a  village in East Sussex. Set in a calm and tranquil area, the safe and supportive environment offers a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health service for young people and adults. The hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care, together with an extensive range of therapies.

The hospital offers a comprehensive range of inter-linked care services within one site and provides a care pathway so service users can move seamlessly between services to provide the most appropriate care in the safest environment. The hospital provides four service lines:

  • 2 Adult Acute psychiatric care units (1 male 7 bedded ward and 1 female 16 bedded ward)
  • 3 continuing care/long stay adult rehabilitation and recovery units
  • 2 children and adolescent mental health units (CAMHS)
  • An Acute Tier 4 unit - 13 bedded mixed sex with gender specific designated areas
  • A High Dependency Unit - 13 bedded female unit
  • Young People and Adults Outpatient service

The hospital's consultant-led multidisciplinary teams (MDT) have a wealth of clinical and research experience in psychiatry, enabling service users to benefit from a broad range of individual and group therapies.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to appoint a full time occupational therapist within our 21 bedded Rehabilitation and Recovery Unit for long stay Adults, 18+ with continuing care needs.

The Occupational Therapist will be expected to manage patients using patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions required for recovery in line with the Multi disciplinery team setting. There will be an expectation and opportunity for the post holder to provide direct therapeutic support as well as in groups.

The successful candidates will be required to manage and co-ordinate the implementation of individual treatment plans for occupational therapy services ensuring treatments, activities and interventions are delivered through effective application and communication. He/She will receive and respond promptly to referrals undertaking patient assessments to identify and prioritise patient needs before planning and delivering the appropriate and relevant interventions either on an individual or group basis.

You will Maintain accurate and timely records detailing each patients rehabilitation / progress enusuring the effective and efficient management of more junior staff.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy together with full BAOT membership and HPC registration.

As well as the salary the Priory group offers a number of other benefits including a contributory pension scheme and a commitment to personal development through internal and external training, supervision and mentoring.

Further to this is the opportunity to work within a leading brand of independent care providers, and to work in a friendly environment committed to the ongoing improvement of care standards resulting in a better quality of life for our residents.

In return, we offer excellent working conditions and a range of benefits, which include 5 weeks holiday, free parking and meals when on duty.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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