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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum Pro Rata Inc HCAS
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Cancer care is a rapidly developing and relatively new area of expertise within physiotherapy.

The Band 7 Physiotherapist takes a lead role, alongside the Band 8a Physiotherapist, to provide a high quality evidence based physiotherapy service.

This Band 7 Physiotherapist, alongside another part time B7 Physiotherapist, will lead the outpatient service on the Sutton site. They will prioritise out-patient referrals, co-ordinate outpatient appointments, assess patients and provide a service to this patient group including the use of supported self-management strategies and onward referral. The post holder will see all types of tumour, but take a lead for breast cancer.

Main duties of the job

The band 7 physiotherapist has developed an advanced area of clinical practise within physiotherapy and oncology. The post holder has a responsibility to share best practise, answer queries and provide education within this specialist area

Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects both within haematology in conjunction with band 5/6 physiotherapists on rotation, to further clinical practice and service development.

Contribute to service development by identifying and/or implementing specific changes to practice, in conjunction with the Band 8a Physiotherapist.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification
  • Take a major role in the advanced assessment and treatments of patients with cancer and undertake comprehensive assessment of patients. Patients present with diverse or complex presentations/multiple pathologies. These may include symptoms directly related to the disease process, symptoms related to treatment, or symptoms arising from pre-existing pathologies.
  • Use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate physiotherapeutic diagnosis of their condition and place this within the context of their cancer and its treatment.
  • Use advanced listening skills to understand the physical, emotional and psychological needs of patients and carers and incorporate these into treatment planning. This includes the ability to interpret and respond to patients unsaid needs, to respond to an opening that the patient may provide and to refer patients to the appropriate health care professional to address this need.
  • Plan and provide an individual physiotherapy treatment programme incorporating patient focused goals and outcome measures and ensure appropriate discharge planning. This will be based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice, physiotherapy treatment options and a developing knowledge of cancer and its treatment.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree level qualification in physiotherapy
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or have alternative indemnity arrangements
  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of on-going personal/professional development through maintenance of CPD portfolio



  • Significant NHS experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge in core physiotherapy skills including respiratory, neurology, orthopaedics, surgical, medical and rehabilitation
  • Evidence of skill in provision of a physiotherapy service to patients with haemato-oncology diagnoses
  • Knowledge/Experience in the treatment of patients with cancer
  • Ability to teach skills/knowledge to others in both formal and informal environments

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Confident to take the lead and articulate ideas and concerns
  • Advanced communication skills with particular ability to work with complex/sensitive situations with patients, carers, physiotherapy colleagues and the wider MDT


  • Membership of a clinical interest group in physiotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton



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