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.
The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care.
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.
We have a variety of Band 5 Acute Registered Nurse opportunities across the Trust including General Medicine, Complex Medicine, Surgical Wards, Theatres, Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and Infectious Diseases.
As a Newly Qualified Nurse you will be enrolled onto our new Acorn Programme. This is a preceptorship programme that allows you to complete your initial competencies in a friendly and supportive environment during the first 12 months of your career.
If you are unsure of where you would like to start your Registered Nurse journey, we would be happy to discuss opportunities for rotational roles for your that enables you to experience a variety of specialities over an agreed period of time.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hospital and hope that we will see you at our interview and assessment days where we can discuss your career with you in person.
All Newly Qualified Nurses will be required to attend for an assessment followed by interview.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Ann Williams: ( Email address removed )
Naana Owusu: ( Email address removed )
Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.
All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.
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