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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Paediatric Oncology Physiotherapist, 1 WTE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced paediatric physiotherapist to join the dedicated team on a permanent contract. You will provide rehabilitation for children, teenagers and young adults with cancer in an inpatient and outpatient setting. This is an opportunity to work with a designated multi-professional team of therapists to deliver the paediatric and TYA service. You must have an interest in working with children with cancer. You will be supported by senior colleagues and there are many educational opportunities available.

Main duties of the job

  • The Band 6 Physiotherapist is an active member of a team that provides a high quality evidence based physiotherapy service to children, teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer.
  • The post holder will provide high quality physiotherapy care to both in patients, out patients and those in day care.

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.
  • Provide a holistic, advanced, physiotherapeutic assessment of children and TYA with a cancer diagnosis. These patients may present with complex physical, emotional and psychological needs as a result of their cancer diagnosis and its treatment with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Provide a physiotherapeutic diagnosis, to develop and deliver individualised treatment programmes and make appropriate referrals to other disciplines.
  • Hold responsibility for own caseload, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from the band 7 physiotherapist is available, clinical work is not routinely evaluated by senior staff. Supervision with a designated physiotherapist takes the form of formal training, reflective practice and clinical reasoning.
  • Be a source of knowledge and expertise for patients, relatives and colleagues of all disciplines within the Trust. The post holder works closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist input to a planned programme of co-ordinated care including appropriate and timely discharge.
  • The post holder has a responsibility to share best practice and answer or direct queries from health care professionals, patients and carers nationally.

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
  • Rotational experience in respiratory, neurology, orthopaedics and musculo-skeletal conditions
  • Significant paediatric experience
  • Knowledge/Experience in the treatment of patients with cancer
  • Relevant teaching/supervision experience

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers, physiotherapy colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to show tact and to manage boundaries
  • Able to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and recognise the additional stresses of patients/carers dealing with a cancer diagnosis
  • Awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Awareness of current NHS issues
  • Computer literate (e.g. Microsoft words and Outlook


  • Membership of a clinical interest group in physiotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Sutton

Downs Road



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