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Lymphodema Specialist Practitioner

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum pro rata including HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique and exciting opportunity has a arisen for a registered nurse to join our team as a Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner.

Specific expertise in Lymphoedema care isn't necessary, we provide a comprehensive 3-4 month Lymphoedema Management training course, ensuring that the successful applicant is fully equipped with all the essential skills.

This pivotal role presents the rare chance to not only lead but also cultivate a dedicated team of nurses and Health Care Support Workers, all of whom are passionate about delivering outstanding Lymphoedema care.

Situated in Richmond, our Nurse-led Lymphoedema Service specialises in the management of Lymphoedema and chronic oedema. We are eager to welcome a new team member who will benefit from a wealth of training opportunities. These include V150 or V300 Non-Medical Prescribing, an extensive Lymphoedema Course featuring manual lymphatic drainage, comprehensive Leadership training, and advanced Physical Assessment skills development.

*Previous applicants do not need to apply*

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:
  • Full management of Lymphoedema caseloads.
  • Responsibility and accountability for service operations and staff development.
  • Leading a small team of highly trained professionals to deliver excellent Lymphoedema care.
  • Continuous improvement and development of Lymphoedema services and practices.

We Offer:
  • An opportunity to lead and innovate in Lymphoedema care.
  • Comprehensive training in Lymphoedema management, including manual lymphatic drainage, and opportunities for further professional development.
  • Additional training in leadership and staff management, supported by our dedicated human resources team.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment within a nurse-led service.

Who Should Apply:
  • Registered nurses with at least 1 year of experience in a Band 6 role.
  • Individuals with experience in tissue viability, Doppler assessments, team leadership, and change management.
  • Professionals eager to learn and grow in the field of Lymphoedema care (previous Lymphoedema expertise not necessary as comprehensive training will be provided). What are you waiting for? Apply now and join a team that's committed to providing exceptional Lymphoedema care and making a real difference in the health and wellbeing of our local community.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users. If you enjoy a challenge and want to go home each day knowing you made a difference, you will thrive in our organisation.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification attached.

For more information, please contact

Mylene dela Cruz, Service Manager Specialist Nurses

Person Specification



  • Qualified RGN with current registration with NMC
  • Nursing Diploma or BSc (Hons) Community Health (DN)
  • Relevant post registration study at diploma/degree level and relevant CPD e.g. Lymphoedema management, Manual Lymphatic drainage, massage therapies
  • Physical Assessment Skills
  • Nurse Prescriber V100 or V150
  • Mentorship Preceptorship or equivalent



  • Professional standards including confidentiality, clinical governance and NMC guidelines
  • Infection prevention and control standards
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of health and safety and personal safety issues
  • Safeguarding Adults & Children
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Understanding of the current trends in oedema and lymphoedema management.


  • Understanding of current legislation and its implications for this role, including performance indicators and targets
  • Understanding of both the Health and Social Care agenda



  • Experience in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating oedema/lymphoedema patients in their own homes and in a clinic setting
  • Experience in working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in problem solving and supporting other team members
  • Experience of mentoring students
  • Experience of managing resources to stay within the service budget


  • Experience of audit evaluation
  • Experience of managing resources to stay within the service budget



  • Holistic assessment, core clinical and clinical reasoning skills to proactively manage patient care
  • Effective leadership skills and ability to delegate tasks to appropriately trained staff
  • Ability to lead by example, both clinically and managerially, being consistent and fair to all staff in every aspect of work
  • Ability to build the team to a high-performance level, conducive to professional development and team cohesiveness
  • Effective communication skills with clients and colleagues and the ability to establish rapport with team, clients, and other agencies
  • IT literate with ability to use databases and other software packages and digital solutions with patients and in the operation of the service
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to produce well written and timely clinical records and service reports
  • Ability to lead and participate in service and organisational change
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites car driver or can cycle to work.

Personal Attributes


  • Reliable, empathetic, approachable, understanding, non-judgemental and tolerant
  • Demonstrates high ethical and professional standards
  • Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Has a positive attitude to change and is prepared to work flexibly to meet the need of people and the service
  • Willingness to undertake training and competencies for additional clinical interventions to support service development
  • Willingness to learn and implement new ways of working, including using digital solutions with patients and in the operation of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust



18 Queens Road


TW11 0LR

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