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Rotational Physiotherapist

Job Description

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist to join our extensive and supportive team within the Luton & Dunstable Hospital Therapy Department. You will work as part of the integrated therapy team which involves delivering high quality care to in-patients within The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. This post offers six monthly rotations allowing experience to consolidate skills in the following clinical areas: Acute Medicine, Emergency Assessment and A&E, Complex Elderly Care, Acute Stroke and Neuro Rehab, Orthopaedics and Surgery, Respiratory including HDU and ITU, Paediatrics, Outpatients and the Community. We are also looking into opportunities to include Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Regional Limb Fitting Centre.

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trustis a top performing acute hospital which is currently undergoing a re-development project, striving to enhance quality care. The hospital is recognised as a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including Emergency Care, NICU, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services and is home to one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country. The caseload is acute and can be fast-paced at times, requiring efficient assessments to ensure timely discharge planning. Our team provides a pivotal role in admission prevention within the emergency areas and the facilitation of early discharges from all ward settings.

You will gain excellent experience and skills within various clinical settings. Each team has a supportive network of senior OTs and Physios, as well as experienced support staff. This promotes excellent clinical support and teaching to achieve preceptorship which is acknowledged within the department. There are a variety of CPD opportunities including team and departmental In-service Training accompanied with regular clinical supervision and appraisal. Regular Band 5 Peer support groups also take place.

You must be enthusiastic, organised, be able to work effectively as part of a team and also independently. Good communication skills and flexibility are essential to this role, which can involve seven-day working and the post holder may be required to work some weekends.

HCPC registration is essential.

For further information please contact Cathy O’Mahony – Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or e-mail ( Email address removed )

The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications. All future correspondence regarding your application will be made on line via your NHS Jobs Account.

Please provide full contact details, including email addresses, for your referees (personal email addresses are not acceptable). References should cover a minimum of three years recent employment/training history. All referees must hold a senior role to the post that you are applying for and should include your line manager from your current or most recent employment or a reference from Human Resources. If you are either newly qualified or about to qualify your referees should be from your mentor from your final placement and your university tutor. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting protection procedures to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Following internal redeployment processes, vacancies at the Trust will be advertised to all prospective applicants at the same time via NHS jobs. If a suitable at risk NHS applicant from outside the Trust declares an interest or submits an application they will be given first consideration for the vacancy in order to retain key skills and minimise the cost of change associated with the NHS reforms within the region. If this applies to you then you should email the Recruitment and Resourcing Team at ( Email address removed ) to enable the necessary arrangements to be made.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Trust is an Equal Opportunites Employer.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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