The Regional Cancer Care Therapy Team at University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are looking to recruit a full time Band 6 Physiotherapist.
If you have a passion for Cancer Care, we want to hear from you!
UHS is one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals, a designated Major Trauma Centre and a Regional Treatment Centre for Cancer Care, covering Southern England and the Channel Islands. We are part of MDT for the Specialist Teenage and Young Adult Unit, one of only 17 Principal Treatment Centres in the UK.
We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Physiotherapist, with a keen interest in Oncology, to continue the development of the inpatient Physiotherapy role within our Regional Cancer Centre, whilst working alongside an established therapy team.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
The successful applicant would assess and treat oncology patients on the cancer care wards undergoing Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplants and CAR-T cell therapy for haematological malignancies, as well as patients with haemophilia.
The role involves assessing, treating and discharge planning for complex oncology patients i.e. with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, brain tumours and brain metastases and for patients nearing the end of life. This also includes the development of appropriate links between hospital, hospice, rehabilitation centres and living at home and also lifestyle management through holistic and individualised assessment.
Excellent support will be given towards continual learning and professional and personal development by the established therapy teams. The post holder would also be encouraged to undertake audit and research, service development projects and will participate in in-service training programmes, student supervision and the development of Band 2-5 therapy staff.
All staff are expected to work flexibly to support a 7 day service in order to maximise patient care.
The successful applicant would be expected to participate in the Respiratory On Call roster (evenings and overnight) and Weekend/Bank Holiday Rehabilitation rosters.
We are looking for a Physiotherapist with a keen interest and enthusiasm for Oncology. You need to be flexible, adaptable and have excellent communication skills. The hours available are 37.5 hours per week. The post is static and adopted by Macmillan, which allows access to further development resources.
Please ensure that you fulfil all the essential criteria in the Person Specification and have read the Job Description before applying.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 5th May
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.