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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist Cancer Care

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts and at London's most historical hospital. We are looking for a Band 7 who is ready for new challenges or an experienced Band 6 who is seeking promotional opportunities to join our team at the Bart's Cancer Centre on a full-time basis.

The Barts Cancer Centre comprises of 79 inpatient beds with a mixed caseload of Medical Oncology, Haem Oncology and Endocrine patients. The service also includes an Outpatient Oncology Physiotherapy Service and the successful post holder will also hold a role in this department too.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a dedicated, innovative, passionate, skilled and motivated clinician with preferably some experience of working with an oncology patient population. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with empathy and compassion at the heart of the care that they provide within the framework of our multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At Barts our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of care and being an outstanding place to work.Or this reason, we recognise the importance of personal and professional development and that it is crucial to the success of our service. We therefore offer a robust teaching and training programme with the opportunity to complete Quality Improvement and Audit projects and we provide a supportive and engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists. As a band 6 you will also have the opportunity to develop your own supervisory and leadership skills through supporting and supervising junior therapists, therapy support workers and students.

If you are excited by this opportunity, wed love to hear from you.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Qualification in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Post graduate courses relevant to the clinical speciality


  • Evidence of Masters level qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Member of special interest group

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience working at band 6 or equivalent level.
  • Broad ranging experience in an acute setting including neurology, surgery, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and oncology and palliative care demonstrated by advanced clinical reasoning
  • Senior experience in an outpatient setting including: musculoskeletal, management of long-term conditions and exercise prescription
  • Knowledge of cancer treatments and consequences of treatment related side effects
  • Highly developed communication skills i.e. Advanced Communication skills or equivalent
  • Experience of clinical education of students, developing educational programmes, teaching and presenting.
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Knowledge of person-centred care, positive psychology, behaviour change and self-management
  • Experience of using clinical governance framework to monitor and improve patient care quality


  • Previous experience at band 7 level
  • Clinical experience in oncology outpatients
  • Awareness of Local and National Cancer Directives
  • Experience of service development



  • Remains updated with professional practice and new research
  • Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own and others workloads to changing and often tight deadlines
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and self-motivation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and flexibly and to adapt communication style to the needs of patient and staff
  • Resilience and ability to work under pressure with change and uncertainty
  • Ability to be empathetic and handle difficult or emotional situations
  • Demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of principles surrounding risk management, Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety



  • Such as to meet the requirements of the role with any reasonable adjustments
  • Good level of IT skills, with experience of using Microsoft packages, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.


  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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