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Physiotherapist | The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 12 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £40,701 - £48,054 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 July 2024
Location: Sutton, SM2 5PT
Company: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6351756/282-SA1245926


Band 6 Paediatric Oncology Physiotherapist, 1 WTE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced paediatric physiotherapist to join the dedicated team on a permanent contract. You will provide rehabilitation for children, teenagers and young adults with cancer in an inpatient and outpatient setting. This is an opportunity to work with a designated multi-professional team of therapists to deliver the paediatric and TYA service. You must have an interest in working with children with cancer. You will be supported by senior colleagues and there are many educational opportunities available.

• The Band 6 Physiotherapist is an active member of a team that provides a high quality; evidencebased physiotherapy service to children, teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer.
• The post holder will provide high quality physiotherapy care to both in patients, out patients and those in day care.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
• Provide a holistic, advanced, physiotherapeutic assessment of children and TYA with a cancer diagnosis. These patients may present with complex physical, emotional and psychological needs as a result of their cancer diagnosis and its treatment with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
• Provide a physiotherapeutic diagnosis, to develop and deliver individualised treatment programmes and make appropriate referrals to other disciplines.
• Hold responsibility for own caseload, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from the band 7 physiotherapist is available, clinical work is not routinely evaluated by senior staff. Supervision with a designated physiotherapist takes the form of formal training, reflective practice and clinical reasoning.
• Be a source of knowledge and expertise for patients, relatives and colleagues of all disciplines within the Trust. The post holder works closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist input to a planned programme of co-ordinated care including appropriate and timely discharge.
• The post holder has a responsibility to share best practice and answer or direct queries from health care professionals, patients and carers nationally.

This advert closes on Wednesday 26 Jun 2024

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