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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Oncology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for Oncology to join our team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Our cancer services based at Charing Cross offers a unique opportunity to work in a leading specialist cancer centre. We offer the most up-to-date chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, which leads to one of the best survival rates in the country. In this specialist role, you will be providing high quality therapy to inpatients with cancer. You will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team including palliative care, neuro-oncology and respiratory therapists as part of the integrated physiotherapy and occupational therapy team.

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and passionate therapist with excellent leadership, communication skills and advanced clinical skills, to join the team and deliver high quality, timely care. You will possess the ability to remain calm and professional under pressure. It is important that the successful applicant is a team player with a positive outlook, has enthusiasm and has the ability to learn and develop new skills.

You must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience in oncology, possessing highly specialist assessment, treatment and risk management skills. The ability to work autonomously, but also well within a multi-disciplinary team is essential, as is the ability to promote the role of therapies and the implementation of evidence-based practice. In addition to the clinical caseload, the post holder will have the opportunity to play a key part in the development of the therapy service and the team. You will be supported by the clinical lead physiotherapist with your clinical and professional development.

Our Trust is part of the London Cancer Alliance. We possess a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities. With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre - one of eleven academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education. This role is Macmillan adopted which allows the post holder to access further learning and development opportunities.

We welcome applicants who are seeking a secondment opportunity.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be part of a therapy service meeting the needs of a multi-cultural and diverse population. As a senior member of a committed team they will be responsible for providing an advanced standard of physiotherapy care to oncology and palliative care patients at Charing Cross Hospital.
  • The post holder will assist the multi-disciplinary team by contributing to the planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluation of the physiotherapy input to the Trust's oncology service. The post holder will be a resource for specialist advice to the physiotherapy service and other professions for this specialty area. Supported by a Clinical Lead and Clinical Service Lead, this post holder will have the opportunity to participate and lead in quality improvement and service development projects.
  • Although directly employed by Imperial college healthcare NHS trust, this post is also one of a network of over 8000 Macmillan health and social care roles that Macmillan supports across the UK. In addition to this network, Macmillan also directly employ a range of professionals within the Macmillan Support Line Services.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Professional qualification in Physiotherapy.
  • HPC registered Physiotherapist


  • Advanced communication skills training.



  • Proven post graduate experience in oncology and palliative acre
  • Experience in end of life care planning
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team, including effective cross- Therapies working.
  • Experience of using clinical governance framework to monitor and improve quality of patient care.

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Able to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • Competent computer skills
  • Evaluation of clinical practice including participation in research/audit
  • Knowledge of the influence of psychosocial, cultural factors and health/illness behaviours


  • Bracing and Collar training.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W12 0HS

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