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Band 7 Clinical Specialist Macmillan Physiotherapist

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Full Time

James Paget University Hospital have created a new and exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, independent and innovative specialist physiotherapist to improve access and to support services for all patients diagnosed and being treated for cancer at the Trust.

The post-holder would sit within the existing and established Acute Medicine Therapy Team ensuring governance and reporting mechanisms are in place. The role will involve working closely with internal and external key stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description for full details of the duties and responsibilities.

The purpose of this post will be to improve patient outcomes, provide professional support from diagnosis, implement joint multidisciplinary clinics and pathways, and focus on complex patients requiring an inpatient admission. Patient pathways from point of referral to end of life care will be reviewed to identify gaps in service and opportunities for service redesign to improve patient experience and outcomes.

The successful candidate will also:
  • arry their own caseload and provide specialist assessment and intervention to a wide range of patients across the Trust
  • Provide clinical support and advice to other team members

We know that development and wellbeing are crucial to the success of your work, and you will receive regular one-to-one supervision to discuss your progress, and any service evaluation and ideas. We thoroughly encourage attendance at courses and to engage in research and innovation activity to widen personal knowledge base and bring new skills to the teams to keep our approach fresh and current. In addition, we have an embedded flexible working policy with flexible hours to enable a better work/life balance but still meet the needs of the service.

About us

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work with us and that means we will look after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are central to everything we do, and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

We are committed to service development, with many projects currently underway. We have strong links with the Research and Development Department and the University of East Anglia, and it is a really exciting time to join the Trust.

We are an integrated therapies department and have close working relationships with the wider multidisciplinary team and community teams. The Integrated Therapy Department is positive and forward thinking, always striving to improve services.

The James Paget University Hospital is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to the people of east Norfolk and north Suffolk. We are situated on the coast with several beautiful beaches and the Broads National Park on the doorstep, and we are within commuting distance of Norwich city centre. Onsite parking is available, and several staff travel from Norwich each day, so car shares are possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Identifying patients at diagnosis for a lifestyle assessment focusing on the pillars supporting treatment optimisation
  • Signposting and referral onto exercise, smoking cessation, weight loss and nutrition programmes
  • Supporting Macmillan Cancer Care Navigators by reviewing Holistic Needs Assessments (HNAs) and formulating Care Plans
  • Identifying patients at risk of poorer outcomes (lower 2 IMD quintiles) to achieve better access to all options for treatment
  • Organising and promoting regular health and wellbeing events for all people living with cancer accessing services at James Paget University Hospital and in the community that it serves
  • Addressing concerns identified in current HNAs including breathlessness, increasing fatigue and lack of mobility and fitness through specialist physiotherapy input
  • Work in partnership with Patient Participation Groups to ensure a strong co-production ethos in service delivery and improvement

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Please watch the following videos for an insight into our Integrated Therapies Department:

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If this advert interests you, please contact Julie Power via email ( to find out more or to arrange a visit.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy (BSc/MSc)
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses/CPD
  • Undertaken a student/fieldwork educators course
  • Leadership training
  • Coaching, supervision training


  • Membership of relevant specialist group

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working with internal and external agencies for patient care and service delivery
  • Demonstrates specialist clinical skills within area including complex case management, e.g. manual handling, mental capacity, discharge planning
  • Evidence of involvement in service development, e.g. working on projects
  • Training and clinical supervision of clinical staff and students and other disciplines including the teaching of specialist skills
  • Demonstrates self-directional learning and the ability to evaluate own performance


  • Absence management and wellbeing support of staff

Skills and Knowledge


  • Self-motivated, proactive and resourceful
  • Ability to use own initiative and problem solve
  • Ability to act as an autonomous practitioner, organising, prioritising and delegating workload as appropriate
  • Good communication skills, including empathy, motivational and assertiveness skills
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work flexibly across clinical areas and adapt to the needs of the service particularly when the service is under pressure


  • Proven leadership skills including team building and supporting others
  • Experience of leading change and service development

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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