Highly Specialist Oncology and Haematology
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced paediatric physiotherapist to join a friendly, supportive team working in the Children's Hospital for Wales. The postholder will provide highly specialist physiotherapy assessment and management to a varied caseload of children aged 0-16yrs, within Wales' Principal Treatment Centre for Oncology and Haematology, including the newly established Inherited Anaemia Team. Working closely with the MDT, service delivery will include managing planned and unplanned admissions, inpatient rehabilitation and daybed referrals in the CHFW and Teenage Cancer Trust Unit. The role will also involve liaising with shared care centres, community services in South, Mid and West Wales, as well as other Tertiary Centres across the UK.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist to work as part of the MDT in the Paediatric Oncology service to provide highly specialist physiotherapy assessment, advice and treatment to patients and their family's.
The post holder will participate in the planning, development and evaluation of service in close liaison with Principal physiotherapist, education and other specialist MDT, as well as the network and lead consultant.
There will be an expectation to support any extended hours or out of hours working in line with service development.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Working for our organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac
- Recognised qualification degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
- H.C.P.C. Registration
- MSc / Working towards an MSC or equivalent level of clinical experience
- Relevant paediatric experience in the management of oncology & Haematology presntations in children and young people . Wide variety of clinical experience across the acute and community physiotherapy services.
- Relevant experience in paediatric oncology & Haematology community services
- Significant post registration experience
- Relevant paediatric courses or experience
- experience of providing clinical supervision and teaching
- Evidence of assisting in the planning and development of an existing service
- Experience of leading a team or service
- involvement in service redesign or improvement
- Evidence of excellent communication skills(verbal and written)
- Evidence of ability to work independently
- Ability to demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills within the field of Paediatrics
- Competent IMT skills
- Evidence of specific knowledge and skills in Paediatric conditions
- Evidence of relevant training courses
- Ability to cope under pressure
- Professional confidence
- friendly, approachable, reliable and enthusiastic
- membership of relevant special interest group
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.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Nadia Hodge
- Job title
- Physiotherapy Service Lead
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 02921 841843
- Additional information
Ann Baldwin - Ann.firstname.lastname@example.org