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.
Have you thought about a career in the Operating Theatres Department where routine or life-saving surgery carried out on a daily basis can have such a transformational impact on the lives of so many patients (and their families)?
Our 14-theatre complex carries out a wide range of procedures for a number of surgical specialties including Orthopaedics, Trauma, ENT, Urology, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Colorectal, Breast, Bariatric and Head & Neck surgery (the last two of which are regional centres of expertise). You can be guaranteed that no two days are ever the same and the variety of cases undertaken will certainly keep you on your toes.
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed scrub staff to join our forward thinking Theatre team at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Ideally we are looking for experienced practitioners who can work in a variety of specialties and keen to develop their skills / expertise.
However, we are keen to also attract suitable staff working in the independent sector such as nursing homes (with or without previous Theatre experience), who are keen to join the NHS and are willing to train for this exciting scrub practitioner role. We also encourage multi-skilling so there will also be an opportunity to rotate between roles once you become much more experienced or possibly train to become an anaesthetic practitioner (through the University of Bedfordshire)
The ability to plan, organize and prioritize your work, and be flexible in your approach to working in a fast paced environment is essential to these roles. We also want to attract talented individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and who will work well within the multi-disciplinary team.
Essentially, you must also have current registration with the NMC (or HCPC for ODP applicants) and show evidence of recent continual professional development.
In return, you will be able to access a range of learning opportunities and support including a nominated mentor whom you will work alongside during your Induction, structured development using a new competency framework, study days, protected teaching time and audit opportunities.
For any additional information or to arrange an information visit to the Department, please contact Clive Underwood on ( Phone number removed ) or Senior Sister Pauline Grandison-Jones on ( Phone number 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.
STAFF ‘AT RISK’ IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND
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.
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.
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 employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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