Addenbrookes Hospital is part of Cambridge University Hospital Trust and is one of the largest and best-known hospitals in the UK.
It is a centre of medical excellence, providing specialist care in the treatment of complex and rare conditions, including organ transplantation, cancer and neurological conditions.
The hospital has a large Occupational Therapy Department with over 50 therapists. As a graduate you can take part in a preceptorship programme, as well as receiving regular supervision to support and develop you to grow into a confident and experienced occupational therapist.
You will be able to gain experience working in rotations through different clinical areas; surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, general medicine, stroke, major trauma, medicine for the elderly, hand therapy, neurosciences, accident and emergency and rheumatology.
You will be encouraged to become actively engaged in service development and take part in projects that will help shape the future of the department.
As a Speech and Language Therapist you will be developing your clinical skills and knowledge at one of the country’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts.
Because of the specialist services the hospital provides, you will find yourself working with patients who suffer from very complex and rare conditions.
Newly qualified SLTs can broaden their knowledge and skill base thanks to the Band 5 rotation across the Adult Acquired, Acute Stroke/Stroke and Neuro-Rehabilitation and Acute Access to Rehabilitation/ Trauma teams. You can also observe specialist services such as videofluoroscopy (VFS), tracheostomy and laryngectomy.
“There was a perfect balance between valuing the knowledge and skills that I already had while, at the same time, giving me adequate support to continue developing as a clinician… I am amazed with how much experience I have gained in just a few short months.” Newly qualified SLT
As well as a high level of support with your professional development, the Trust also offer practical help such as their Deposit Loan Scheme to help staff with their deposits for rental accommodation
For further information visit: www.cuh.org.uk