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Community Lymphoedema Therapist/Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Cardiff Royal Infirmary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is a very exciting and innovative time for Lymphoedema Wales and the Cardiff & Vale Lymphoedema Service with continued development of the service.

You will work closely with the lymphoedema team under the guidance the Lymphoedema Lead Therapist in providing and evidence based lymphoedema service for the residents of the Health Board. This post will involve assessing and treating patients with primary, cancer and non-cancer related lymphoedema. The post holder would be expected to be involved in teaching, audit and evaluation of the service.

You should have proven skills in the field of lymphoedema/chronic oedema/ dermatology, although full training is available for the suitable candidate. You should also have excellent communication skills and be able to provide concise professional advice and support to patients. Experience in oncology, rehabilitation, wound management and community work would be beneficial. A confident, enthusiastic and positive approach outlook to facilitate on going development is also important.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Community Nursing Service, Wound Clinics and the Lymphoedema Service, ensuring patient care is delivered to the highest quality care, utilising research and evidence based practice in line with local and national policies, professional standards and guidance.

The post holder will have skills and experience to treat and assess complex chronic oedema, wet legs and superficial wounds and will work alongside non-registered, and pre/post registration staff, providing supervision, teaching and assessment of competencies related to Chronic Oedema management.

In return, we are highly committed to CPD, staff development and you will have opportunities to be involved in service improvement and research.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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