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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/04/2020.

Physiotherapy Team Leader

Job Reference: 158-19-473-AHP

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
CCC-L, Wirral
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Currently based in Wirral, Merseyside and supported by a radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site in Liverpool, we also operate specialist chemotherapy clinics in five of Merseyside’s district hospitals and deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service.

In June 2020 we will expand our expert services into central Liverpool when we open a brand new specialist cancer hospital. Based on the same thriving research and healthcare campus as the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the new hospital will ensure every patient has access to the most advanced treatments and clinical trials.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapy Team Leader to lead and manage a small team of physiotherapists and assistants at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

As part of the Transforming Cancer Care programme, the trust is building a state of the art cancer centre in the heart of Liverpool which is due to open in June 2020 This post will be based in the new hospital, although you may be asked to work in one of our local hubs in Wirral and Aintree as required

Together, working across all sites and operating a practised network of chemotherapy clinics we deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We are also the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

You will need a degree or diploma in Physiotherapy and ideally have or be working towards a Masters degree. You will also need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

You will need to have knowledge of physiotherapy in oncology and post registration experience in rehabilitation, neurological or medical physiotherapy at a senior level.

You will also need to have some experience of supervising junior staff and ideally experience of managing a team.

The Physiotherapists work as part of the wider AHP team, including Occupational Therapists, Dietitians and Speech and Language therapists, to provide a comprehensive therapy service to patients receiving cancer treatment at the Centre.

There will be a requirement to work Saturdays on a rota basis in order to provide a 6 day service following the move to Liverpool.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We take an active responsibility for ensuring systems, policies and processes are in place to safeguard children, young people and adults. We support the national and local safeguarding agenda, including local arrangements for the protection of children young person and adults at risk.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

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For further details please contact Pamela Richardson, AHP Manager on 0151 556 5145

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified closing date, should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you are successful you will be invited for an interview via email. Please ensure you regularly check your emails following your application and let us know if you have any problems. If you would prefer for us to communicate with you in a different way contact the Recruitment Team on 0151 556 5000 (main reception).

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to apply for this position and participate in our recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

The Trust is committed to promoting a flexible working environment supporting equality and diversity and the health and wellbeing of all our employees. The Trust aims for a workforce demography representative of the community we serve.

The Trust is proud to be a ‘smoke-free’ NHS employer. Applicants should be aware that that if successful in gaining employment with the Trust adherence to the Smoking Policy is contractual and staff are not permitted to smoke either during working hours or when recognisable as an employee.

The Trust is committed to providing high standards of both patient and staff experience. To support us in doing this the Trust, in partnership with Trade Unions has developed and embedded key values and behaviours that all staff are required to demonstrate throughout their employment. The Trust's values and behaviours support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care'.

New entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first point of the relevant payband.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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