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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2020.

Macmillan Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner

Job Reference: 361-MV-2432483

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood
£3£31,365 - £37,890 pa + hcas

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust we are proud of the range of services we provide. As a result, we need amazing people to help us deliver these services and provide excellent care to our community.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers

Mount Vernon is a large single site Cancer Centre in Hertfordshire, covering Hertfordshire, South Bedfordshire, East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North and west London.

The Centre has a team of expert consultants that work alongside over 160 nursing staff, using the latest technology and treatment modalities available, supported by a Multidisciplinary team of biomedical scientists, physics teams and administrative staff amongst others. Clinical trials are offered and systemic anti-cancer treatments, alongside Radiotherapy, stereotactic and intensity modulated radiotherapy and Radioactive nuclides. We are internationally renowned for radiotherapy, chemotherapy, Brachytherapy and Cyberknife patient support services and research and therefore, you will be joining a cancer centre offering significant career development opportunities.

The lymphoedema out-patient clinic at Mount Vernon cancer centre are looking for a state registered practitioner to join the team caring for over 400 cancer related lymphoedema patients.


The clinic assesses patients, plans care after discussion with patients, prioritising self-care measures. We offer measuring for compression garments, neuro muscular taping, Lymphatouch, pneumatic pumps, Hivamat, bandaging and manual lymphatic drainage, all of which we will arrange for you to be trained to use.


You will be supported to undertake training in Lymphoedema.


We are a forward thinking clinic, keen to develop the service and care we offer patients. Staff are encouraged to update themselves by attending conferences and relevant updates. The service plans to run a preventative clinic and RLD trial, examples of expansion of care within the clinic.


The clinic has secretarial and pharmacy support. You will work with additional skilled MVCC staff, such as physios and dieticians, in order to ensure holistic care is delivered to our patients.


MVCC is a friendly place to work with high levels of patient satisfaction recorded.


Are you ready to take the next step in your career?


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is a well-respected, non-surgical cancer centre based in Northwood in Middlesex – providing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy treatments to over 5,000 patients a year. It is currently run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (ENHT) and consistently receives positive patient feedback.

We are seeking to maintain and expand the Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

You can find out about the recent review of services and what this means in the attached files section.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal visits are welcomed. For further information, please contact Sue Barber, Macmillan Lymphoedema specialist, 0203 826 2635 or

Committed to our Community

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for all job applicants, staff, patients and the wider community.

We are also proud to support our UK armed forces by supporting Reservists, Cadet Instructors, Veterans and military spouses/partners into employment and offering supportive policies that value their contribution to the community and to our Trust.

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We look forward to receiving your application!

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