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Team Lead Physiotherapist: Macmillan Cancer Centre

Job Reference: 309-MB614-TB

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Physiotherapy In-Patients
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum inclusive

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Macmillan Highly Specialist Team Lead Physiotherapist (Band 7)

UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre

37.5 hours, Permanent (2 year fixed term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Macmillan Highly Specialist Team Lead Physiotherapist to develop and lead a brand new service to support adults with cancer. The post will be based at the University College London Hospitals Macmillan Cancer Centre.

Macmillan has funded a 2 year pilot for provision and development of a service for adult patients at the Cancer Centre. The service will also include a band 6 Occupational Therapist and band 4 assistant and we are also currently recruiting to these roles.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Physiotherapist to provide leadership, innovation and expertise and who has the ability to lead this new and exciting service.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most diverse NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and varied population. In July 2004, we were one of the first NHS trusts to achieve Foundation Trust status.

UCLH is located right in the heart of London and is easily accessible with excellent rail, underground and road links. We are within walking distance of London’s West End, the shopping district of Oxford Street and major London attractions.

The UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre opened to patients in 2012, offering facilities to enable patients to receive their cancer care via ambulatory means. The Oncology and Haematology service at UCLH is a tertiary care centre, providing specialist treatment for oncological and haematological conditions to patients from the South of England and beyond.

The Trust aims to become a world leader in cancer care and cancer services are set to develop significantly over the next few years, including the provision of proton beam therapy in 2020.

The post holder will work closely with the Band 6 Occupational Therapist and band 4 assistant in this service and other lead Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists within the Therapies Service. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a varied caseload of patients with cancer whilst also supporting other therapists within this complex specialty. This will involve working effectively within the Multi-disciplinary Team. Your role will be to lead on the management of complex patients, provide patients and their families with the skills to maintain their independence during cancer treatment, to live with the long-term consequences of cancer treatment and input so that those towards the end of their life can avoid inpatient hospital stays.

Service development and evaluation will be led by the post-holder in conjunction with the cancer clinical lead therapists, Acute Therapy Manager and Macmillan. Regular feedback to a number of stakeholders will also be led by the post holder. The broad aim over the 2 year period will be to deliver, develop and evaluate the service for adults at the Macmillan Cancer Centre, with the aim of producing a robust case for ongoing funding.

The post-holder will be integrated into the Acute Therapy Service within UCLH and supported professionally to develop this service. Clinically, support will be provided from the Cancer Therapies Service, Acute Therapies Manager and from the MDT.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist who can provide decisive and effective therapy input and can demonstrate excellent leadership qualities, high level communication & organisational skills and a flexible approach when working under pressure. Applicants will ideally need experience of working at Band 6/7 level within cancer services and experience of evaluating and developing services.

Prospective applicants are welcome to arrange an informal visit prior to interview if they wish.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Gelona, Therapy Service Manager ( or Abu Sidhanee, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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