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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2019.

Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 416-PC5525

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
416 Physiotherapy Outpatients
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Bedford Hospital 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”.

It is an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Travel between hospital sites may be required.


sueWould 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?

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 require a physiotherapist with proven musculoskeletal experience at Band 5 level to join our motivated and dedicated team.

The successful applicant must be able to manage a varied caseload of MSK patients to include group work, hydrotherapy and work in an outreach clinic. You must be able to demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning skills alongside the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse patient mix.

Prioritisation ability and an understanding of the business of the service are essential.

What about the department I will join?

We have an existing well established departmental structure and your development will be supported by highly experienced senior colleagues, regular supervision and an established in-house training programme.

Our busy and friendly department is well equipped with a large gym and a hydrotherapy suite.

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 you will require 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

  • 1 Qualified Physiotherapist with HCPC registration

  • 2 Proven MSK experience with excellent assessment and clinical reasoning skills

  • 3 Professional and accountable for all aspects of your work

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. For more information on the area and things to do,

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