Job Title: Physiotherapist Band 5 (Suitable for newly qualified too).
Name of Department: Physiotherapy
Additional incentives: *Relocation support – please call for more information*
Would you like to work for a Trust in which you can make a real difference? Would you like to be recognised for your effort and hard work? Not getting the support or experience you were hoping for?
Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”:
Because of our unique position, Bedford has a great community spirit and working environment and can provide a great platform for you to continue to grow as a professional. We are also very passionate about furthering your potential by creating different pathways, whether that being via further education, internal / external training, through to providing varied experience via Rotation or even a specialist provision dependent upon the position, the choice is yours!
What will I be doing in my new role?
We have an envious position at Bedford Hospital physiotherapy team that ensures all our band 5 recruits, either newly qualified or straight from university and our more experienced band 5 physiotherapists have a pathway to achieve their ambitions and capabilities. We ensure fantastic support and development which is part and parcel within our team. We have created a 4 monthly rotation that not only will provide you with exceptional experience within the areas, but equally the opportunity to specialise within the area you enjoy the most.
The rotations cover the following areas:
Acute inpatient wards: surgical (inc ITU), medical, orthopaedics and neurology
Community settings: Musculoskeletal adult out patients, hydrotherapy, falls prevention groups, neurology out patients, domiciliary visits, rehabilitation, inpatient in bedded units
Paediatrics: acute inpatients, outpatients as well as specialist support into schools and the Child Development Centre
These posts will be suitable experienced band 5 and newly qualified physiotherapists with an interest in consolidating their knowledge enabling them to build on their core skills developed as a student and or lack of support at their current employer. Support is provided during each rotation from Senior Specialist Physiotherapists and we have a well-developed clinical supervision and appraisal system your success is accounted for.
Although we have a very strong learning and development function, we appreciate you will need to have acquired some skills and experience from your career / university in order for your time with us to be a real success. These can be found in the Person and Job Description attachment on NHS Jobs. However we have highlighted three of them below
Broad range of experience in working in the NHS as a Band 5 or student physiotherapist
Working knowledge of broad range of patient groups and conditions
Want to know more?
The hospital has grown significantly especially within the last 30 years. It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6-bedded observation ward. The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds.
Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a quaint riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. Please review the extra attachments in NHS jobs.
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).
Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Equality & Diversity and Inclusion
Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.
The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.
We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.
For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is one week.
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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