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Senior Physiotherapist- Ortho/Surgery posted by Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

Full Time
Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton
£30,401 - £37,267 / year

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.

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.

Band 6 Inpatient Physiotherapist Orthopaedics and Surgery

Our Orthopaedics, Trauma and Surgery team are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and innovative physiotherapist to join our sociable and dynamic team.

If you are a band 6 wanting to specialise in Orthopaedics, Trauma and Surgery or a band 5 looking to progress we would love to hear from you. As long as you have Orthopaedic, Trauma and/ or Surgery inpatient experience and a willingness to learn and adapt to change, we can support you in managing the band 6 role.

You will gain experience working on general surgery which includes a caseload of colorectal, head and neck, urology and breast. The Orthopaedic wards cover both trauma and elective including participating in our well established joint schools, you will also gain experience on the fractured NOF unit.

You will be required to work with other qualified and non-qualified staff to provide a seven day service including Bank holidays, with a commitment of 1 in 4 weekends with days off in lieu, you will also participate in the emergency respiratory on-call service.

This post will allow you to develop a wide range of clinical, managerial, organisational, teaching and supervision skills. You will play an active role in audits and service development. We offer a well-established supervision and appraisal structure. We encourage individual progression within the Band 6 role and have a firm commitment to in service training and CPD as well as supporting staff to attend external courses and conferences.

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Therapy Department are a friendly, forward thinking and innovative department with a well- established Clinical Governance programme and a focus on developing staff.

***Previous applicants need not apply***

Interview date:4th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathy O’Mahony – Inpatient OT and Physio manager- [Click here to apply]

e-mail- ( 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.

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