We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Macmillan therapy technical instructor to join our cancer care therapy team here at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) in the regional oncology centre. This is a new role, fixed term for 18 months and involves working functionally with cancer patients on the wards with neurological presentations such as spinal and brain involvement.
Our therapy technical instructors work independently and alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists and ward based multi-disciplinary teams. We are a large foundation trust and teaching hospital with many excellent regional centres including the regional oncology centre, and will have the opportunity to develop excellent discharge planning skills to facilitate a safe and timely discharge of service users, with the support of qualified staff.
The integrated therapy services department is a lively, friendly and dynamic department, which has over 190 staff. University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust (UHS) is a large teaching hospital and we strive to deliver a seamless service to its users, whilst actively promoting continuing professional development within the therapy department. There are also many varied opportunities to participate in training and we will ensure that you complete your competency training to equip you with the competence and confidence within this post.
The successful applicants will need to have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills within a team, be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills and, an ability to motivate service users. This role requires you to be physically fit and active and able to physically carry, handle and fit adaptive equipment and manoeuvre patients. Experience working as part of a rehabilitation team is also essential criteria. Therapy services run a 7-day flexible working service so you need to be able to work weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.
UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.
The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
The closing date for applicants is the 05 September.
The interview date will be the 9 October.
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.
Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post
Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our website:
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Getting to Work
Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited. UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.
Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.
Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.
Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.
As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.
Relocating to Southampton
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£21,089 - £23,761 per annum GBP per year|
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