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Employment

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The Therapy Department at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital prides itself on having a highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative team. Whilst it is a very busy hospital, the team are dynamic and supportive, encouraging outstanding care and opportunities to develop professionally.

The development of a ‘Therapy Hub’ has centralised therapy services at L&D. Services include: Speech and Language Therapy, Outpatient clinics and inpatient assessment facilities e.g. therapy gym and assessment kitchen.

Band 5 Rotational Posts currently run for 6 months for OT’s and Physio’s all other roles are static in a specialist team.

Band 5 Physiotherapy rotations offered:

  • Medical respiratory including ITU and HDU
  • Acute Paediatrics
  • MSK outpatients
  • Medicine including EAU and MSS
  • Orthopaedics and Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Complex Medicine
  • Additionally there is involvement in the Emergency Respiratory On –call Service for adults and children

Band 5 Occupational Therapy rotations offered:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Orthopaedics and Surgery
  • Complex Medicine
  • Neurology

There are also opportunities to gain experience in additional specialisms, but these are not full rotations. This includes:

  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Pulmonary Rehab
  • Hand Therapy
  • Limb

Support structure: There is established support for rotational staff within the department. This includes:

  • Regular departmental meetings, in-service training sessions and clinical governance meetings.
  • Regular supervision and appraisals.
  • Newly qualified staff participate in the Preceptorship programme, where specialist objectives and goals are set and regularly evaluated.
  • Specialist interest groups.
  • Peer support via Band 5 meetings for both OTs and Physio’s.
  • Additionally, the hospital management team run reflective events twice a year, ensuring staff are informed about the hospital’s development and plans.
  • Luton and Dunstable University Hospital offers expert, excellent care to a large diverse patient population. The Hospital is situated close to Luton airport and has excellent links to London.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital values the health and wellbeing of all staff, through on site and local services:

  • Regular health and well-being newsletters
  • Promotion of local exercises classes and activities at discounted rates
  • On site fruit and vegetable stall weekly, with staff discounts
  • Free health checks
  • LiveWell gym
  • Child-care vouchers
  • Confidential counselling services, via an external agency
  • Hospital team challenges- e.g. bowling night

Work Experience:
If you are considering a career in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange some work experience. We offer a week long programme which allows you to experience a variety of areas such as elderly care, neurology and limb fitting.
If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact our administrator Jill Deakin on 01582 497350 or email jill.deakin@ldh.nhs.uk