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Lymphoedema Practitioner

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The Lymphoedema Practitioner will act as an expert resource within the hosted service providing specialist advice regarding the clinical management of individuals presenting with Lymphoedema.

This post is fixed term/secondment until 31/03/2025 due to cover the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

Main duties of the job

Take delegated responsibility from the Lymphoedema Lead Specialist for managing patients, within a variety of settings, with lymphoedema and be responsible for providing clinical assessment and treatment plans for these patients.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job 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

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • A Registered General Nurse or Registered Allied Health Care Professional
  • Lymphoedema Management qualification to Diploma Level or willingness to work towards
  • Post Registration training in Lymphoedema Management, Dermatology, Tissue Viability, Chronic Oedema and Wound Management
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Specialist knowledge of chronic oedema/ wound management
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the legislative and policy framework underpinning the delivery of an Out of Hospital model of care, e.g. Setting the Direction
  • Knowledge of the National Service Frameworks
  • Knowledge of NICE Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Audit and Research
  • Knowledge of Adult Protection and Child Protection policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and it's application in practice
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Procedures and it's application in practice


  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group
  • Clinical Educator training
  • Community Nurse Prescriber V150
  • Knowledge of audit techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of aspects of staff/people management procedures and skills



  • Substantial post registration clinical experience supported by evidence of ongoing professional development (to include experience in chronic oedema/oncology/community/rehab or equivalent)
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and teaching other disciplines within the clinical field with supporting evidence of involvement in teaching/presentation sessions
  • Evidence of assisting in the planning and developing of an existing service.
  • Experience of undertaking research and audit activity


  • Participation in staff recruitment process
  • Experience of presenting to a range of audiences
  • Experience of leadership
  • Patient group activity
  • Experience of working within the Primary/Community setting

Aptitude and abilities


  • Organisational, interpersonal and operational skills needed for post, for example:- Supervision of staff and other resources Organisational and time management skills Excellent verbal communication skills with staff, patients, relatives and other members of the Primary Care Team and Multidisciplinary Teams Ability to prioritise and problem solve Presentation skills


  • Ability to speak Welsh Critical appraisal skills Presentation skills Evidence of involvement in audit or research Analysis of statistical information Ability to be flexible and innovative in an evolving environment

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Dewi Sant Hospital

Albert Road


CF37 1LB

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